In six days there is going to be a very special night, and people are watching closely at just what will become of the rare Blood Moon tetrad that will hover over our skies as the day slips into night. Blood Moons tetrads are rare, happening only a handful of times over the last thousand years. They appear when the moon enters the dark umbra, or center core for a better word, of the Earth's shadow, giving it a bloody red appearance. While it is really just an atmospheric condition that makes a Blood Moon, convincing people otherwise is a bit of a challenge. In the past these tetrads were viewed as a terrible omen of death and destruction, but is there any actual proof that such a moon could bring hell on earth?
"I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The Sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair. The whole Moon turned blood red." Revelations-6:12
Yes, there is that, but other strange things have happened during blood moon tetrads, especially the most recent three of them. The one coming in 6 days will bring an end to the fourth known tetrad, and if it follows pace with the last three, we might want to think about finding a good place to hide.
The First Blood Moon Tetrad was way back in medieval times when, in 1493 the sky went dark and a crimson orb hung lazily in the sky. As the Blood Moon gazed down, it witnessed the expulsion of Jews by the Catholic Spanish Inquisition, which then plagued Europe until the Renaissance arrived.
The Second Blood Moon Tetrad came in 1949, right as the nation of Israel was reestablished, ending thousands of years of persecution for the Jewish people, which became a sign of the end of days for those who wax prophecy.
Then came the Third Blood Moon Tetrad that snuck up much earlier than expected, starting at the exact time the 6-Day Arab–Israeli War broke out in 1967. Nearly 24,000 people lost their lives.
So what awaits us as the moon beings to fill with "blood" on the 14th? Speculations are flying as to just what tragedy history will view this one as. No doubt the religious are seeing this as yet another time when Heaven will open up and the Lord will emerge to finalize His plans, as scripture verses wash over the internet:
"The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD comes," [Joel 2:31].Indeed, even senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, John Hagee, finds the biblical correlation too tempting to resist. In his congregation, as well as his new book titled "Four Blood Moons: Something is About to Change," he speaks about direct evidence that strange things happen with the passing of four Blood Moons, and the 20,000 + members of his church agree with him.
Be that as it may, according to Christian Today, isn't something most Christians are really too concerned about beyond Hagee's flock as a recent report by them notes, stating only a "small group of Christians" see any significance in the coming Blood Moon.
So if everything surrounding Blood Moon tetrads is merely circumstantial, why all the hype? Blood Moon Tetrad author David Dickinson gives a more down-to-earth explanation
"...earthquakes, wars, disease, relationship breakups and lost car keys are on tap to occur in 2014 and 2015… just like during any other year," he writes. "Lunar eclipses marked the fall of Constantinople in 1453 and the World Series victory of the Red Sox in 2004, but they're far from rare … This is simply a case of the gambler's fallacy, counting the hits at the cost of the misses. We could just as easily make a case that the upcoming eclipse tetrad of April 15th, October 8th, April 4th and September 28th marks US Tax Day, Croatian Independence Day, The Feast of Benedict of the Moor & — Michael Scott take note — International World Rabies Day… perhaps the final 2015 eclipse should be known as a 'Rabies Moon?'"So is it the human ability to find patterns in otherwise unrelated events that makes the final stage of this Blood Moon tetrad so menacing? Seeing as nearly every day there is some form of tragedy happening, it doesn't seem all that hard to mark a celestial occurrence with something more nefarious than oddly angled light. Still, it might be wise to offer up a prayer to whomever or whatever you worship. You know, just in case.
Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles offers live streaming of the event on there website. Follow this link if you want to get in on the action! http://www.griffithobs.org/
Whoa. Big surge of interest in next week's total lunar eclipse! Blood Moon eclipse. pic.twitter.com/29SlczTY8h
— EarthSky (@earthskyscience) April 8, 2014
Here come the crazies: Mars Opposition And A 'Blood Moon' Lead To 'End Of Days' Conspiracy Theory, 'Zero G Day' Hoax http://t.co/QqCBQXKcyn
— Gerry Conway (@gerryconway) April 8, 2014
Educate yourself more on biblical Blood Moons here: http://www.thefreelibrary.com/2014+Lunar+Eclipse%3A+'Blood+Moon'+a+Sign+of+Impending+Apocalypse%3F...-a0363801069
Be ready for if the "big one" goes down with wisdom gleaned at our favorite survival page: https://apocalypse-survivalguide.com/