Last night we experienced a phenomena that last occurred thirty-three years ago. The moon was a super moon and was closest to the earth in its oblong orbit. The eclipse was the last in a series of four eclipse that spanned two years. This unusual event can happen as often as twice in a century or it can skip a few centuries. It is often called a Blood Moon due to the red orange color it becomes when it is in the Earth’s shadow. Some religious leaders believe that the tetrad or occurrence of four eclipse within two years signals an event is going to occur that will change the world forever. They point to several Biblical prophecies that state that the “moon will be turned to blood” in the end time.
Irvin Baxter who runs End-time Ministries in Plano, Texas notes that, “…Previous tetrads have had stark consequences for Jewish people. The Spanish Inquisition took place before the tetrad of 1493-94. The tetrad of 1949-50 occurred just after the founding of Israel. The tetrad of 1967-1968 occurred as the Six Day War was fought in Jerusalem.”
John Hagee of John Hagee Ministries is on record since 2008 in saying the current tetrad signals major change.
NASA says not to worry about the current Blood Moon phenomenon as they know of no comet or asteroid currently on a collision course with Earth.
I can say that it was fascinating to observe. A cosmological occurrence like the eclipse last night once again assures humanity that we are very small in an extremely large, complex, beautiful, and mysterious universe. Yet, although we are small we have the ability to contemplate our position, place, and mission in something so much greater than us.