Friday’s rare solar eclipse was not able to be enjoyed by many people around the world as the total eclipse was only predominantly visible from a few places in Europe.
This was the first total solar eclipse since November, 2013, and Svalbard, Norway, and the Faroe Islands north of Scotland had a front seat view of the full spectacle.
The solar eclipse of 2015 was not just a unique occurrence, but a significant one, as there was also a supermoon gracing the skies, and March 20 marked the Spring equinox. This phenomenon is known as the vernal equinox, which is an event that will not be seen again until 2034, then next on 2053, and subsequently 2072.
These three celestial events are also linked to the “Blood Moon Prophecy,” which has the belief that a tetrad – a series of four successive lunar eclipses, with six full moons between them – is a sign from the heavens that we are close to the end of time.
Last year, there were two blood moons, one on April 15 and one on October 8. This year, another blood moon will be occurring on April 4, while the next one will follow on September 28. Interestingly, each of these lunar eclipses align with the Jewish holy days of Passover and Sukkot.
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