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Lunar ‘Blood Moon’ Eclipse Expected In Mid-April

    April 2, 2014
    Val Powell
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A much-anticipated astronomical event will leave sky-gazers seeing red for hours.

A total lunar eclipse dubbed as a “blood moon” is expected to occur on April 15th and will be visible to most parts of the country. The first of four “blood moons” to take place over the next couple of years, astronomers say that this eclipse will begin at around 3:07 am EST and will last for approximately 77 minutes.

West coast residents will be able to see the eclipse one day ahead of the rest of the country.

It might be easy for religious fanatics to associate “blood moons” with the supernatural because of their striking reddish-orange color, but this phenomenon can be fully explained by science. During a total lunar eclipse, a full moon almost always exhibits a coppery red color, which is due to the scattered light from the Earth’s sunrises and sunsets that fall on the surface of the moon.

The moon’s face might appear more brownish or gray during a lunar eclipse, but this only happens when the moon has a lot of volcanic activity. Otherwise, the moon has a red hue during lunar eclipses.

Despite its astronomical nature, the “blood moon” cycle remains religiously significant to several beliefs. In Judaism, the four “blood moons” fall on the major feast days between 2014 and 2015. Online publication Guardian Liberty Voice reported that these coinciding events can be connected to a prophecy in the Book of Genesis, as well as the Book of Joel in the Hebrew Bible.

To some Christians, the “blood moon” event signifies the Second Coming of Christ.

This year, the “blood moons” are scheduled to take place on April 15 and October 8, both of which fall on the Jewish Passover and Feast of the Tabernacle, respectively. Next year, the “blood moons” will occur on April 4 and September 28, which again fall on the aforementioned Jewish holidays.

‘Blood Moon’ Prophecy


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  • imme

    “This year, the “blood moons” are scheduled to take place on April 15 and
    October 8, both of which fall on the Jewish Passover and Feast of the
    Tabernacle, respectively. Next year, the “blood moons” will occur on
    April 4 and September 28, which again fall on the aforementioned Jewish
    holidays.” Not a coincidence… I believe Christ will be back soon.

  • ….

    The Blood Moon is rising…

  • Daniel Martinovich

    Well us religious fanatics who base their beliefs on an accurate understanding of Bible prophecy also have science that explains the blood moons. If those prophecies were even being looked at casually people should notice that the sun turns dark in those prophecies also. That alone should temper the end time fanaticism but alas it doesn’t. Those particular prophecesx are very specific in what they are referring to. The Bible puts names and dates on it’s prophecies if you know what you are looking for. Most do not and many just ignore them to make it fit their prognostications of the future. These ones refer to the end of the first covenant age and the fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD. If you have ever seen massive forest fires then you can easily relate to these prophesies. The sun is darkened and and the moon “turns to blood.” The whole of Judea was burned to the ground in that great day of sorrow and judgment prophesied so often in both the Old and New Testaments. As a hint towards other end time prophecies.

    That still left them right in the middle of the Age of the Gentiles. That age also had it own end time prophecies of it’s end in great judgments both in the Old Testament and most of the book of Revelation. These four empires are named and dated in the Bible. That age ended the exact year the Bible said it would in 7 prophecies with the fall of the Roman empire in 1453 AD. Now we are in often prophesied age that was to occur after the fall of the Roman Empire. It does not have any end time prophecies concerning it. It does have over one hundred chapters of mostly good news prophecy about it. A time where all the earthly promises made to the saints in times past that did not come to pass in their generations come to pass in nations today when the circumstances are right. Unfortunately with great warfare to try to stop it. That is why the world has so much freedom that never existed in times past. Not to speak of the end of kings and emperors and government lawful human slavery. No more government sanctioned real idolatry wherever the Gospel has influence. Unbelievable prosperity and long life for the masses in comparison to the ancient world. If you want to see all of this in Bible prophecy you can in this article. http://www.wordservice.org/Bible%20Prophecy/bp3000.htm

    • James

      In reference to your comments: “If those prophecies were even being looked at casually people should notice that the sun turns dark in those prophecies also. That alone should temper the end time fanaticism but alas it doesn’t.”

      There actually will be two solar eclipses during the 4 blood moons (tetrad) coming up as well. March 20 / 2015 the Jewish New Year for Kings and September 13 /2015 Feast of the Tabernacles, The Jewish Civil New Year. There’s nothing to “temper” here as there will be both the sun and the moon events coming in sequence…

      • James

        I meant to say the Feast of Trumpets for the above mentioned final solar eclipse..

  • Chelle D Holmes

    God uses nature,-“science” for his works. The Star in Bethlehem can even be explained scientifically.

  • Truth

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    “This year, the “blood moons” are scheduled to take place on April 15 andOctober 8, both of which fall on the Jewish Passover and Feast of the
    Tabernacle, respectively. Next year, the “blood moons” will occur on
    April 4 and September 28, which again fall on the aforementioned Jewish
    holidays.” Not a coincidence… I believe Christ will be back soon.
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    So will my morning wood. At least I know one of them is for real.