BLOOD MOON | Moon turning red during total lunar eclipse on April 15 sign of 'end of the world'? Science explains


Photograph by Gaston De Cardenas, AFP/Getty
A full Pink Moon will take place on April 15, 2014. A lunar eclipse will also take place, making it also a “Blood Moon.”

There has been a lot of interest recently in an upcoming series of lunar eclipses that begins April 15. These are usually described as "four blood moons" and taken by some to prophesy upcoming disasters.

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, the first full moon in April is referred to as the Full Pink Moon.

“This name came from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Other names for this month’s celestial body include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes the Full Fish Moon, because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn.”

The best views will be from the entire North and South American continents and much of the Pacific Basin, including Hawaii. Eastern Australia should get to see the second half of the show on the night of April 15, as the moon rises during totality.

Europe, Africa, and central Asia, meanwhile, will miss the entire eclipse because it will be daytime in those regions at the time of the event.

The entire eclipse will last over three and a half hours, starting at 1:58 a.m. EDT (April 15) or 10:58 p.m. PDT (April 14) when the moon begins to plunge into the umbra, the darkest center of our planet's shadow.
In the Christian tradition, the moon coming April 15 is called the Paschal Full Moon–the first full moon after the vernal equinox.

Some Christians attribute a prophetic significance to the Blood Moon of April 15, because it will be the first of a lunar tetrad (group of four)
and because each of those eclipses will fall on an important Jewish holiday, Passover or Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles).

In the New Testament of the Bible, Acts 2:20 reads:

"The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord."

Lunar eclipses explained

Lunar eclipses occur only when there is a full moon and the sun, Earth, and moon are precisely aligned for our planet's shadow to turn out the lunar lights.

During a full lunar eclipse, the moon passes behind our planet so that Earth blocks the sun's rays from striking the moon. Due to the moon's tilted orbit around the Earth, this doesn't occur every month; instead, it usually happens once every few years, though there are sometimes more than one in a year.

Beyond its occurrence, next week's event kicks off a lunar eclipse tetrad. For two years, a lunar eclipse will occur over the Western Hemisphere every six months. In addition to April 14, the event will also occur on October 8, and April 4 and September 28, 2015.
Associations between "disastrous" events and normal astronomical events are all fabrications of the human mind, as people attempt to find explanations for why disasters affect them. Because of the Internet and cable news channels, people now hear reports of disasters from around the world, including earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions, which they never would have been aware of in the past. It's almost inevitable that something bad will happen right after an eclipse or a visit from a comet.

In 1 Thessalonians 5:4, Paul the Apostle said that the son of God will come "for that day to surprise you like a thief."

Get regular updates straight from your Facebook and Twitter accounts with The Blog of Innocence: SilentVoice Points. Make sure that you keep informed about the latest happenings around you. Be a fan of VoicePoints page on Facebook. Join the online conversation of the people behind your history. Follow and get some tweet updates from @voicepoints on Twitter. Discuss and be a part of this changing world. We believe in your voice. We believe in you. Shout! Speak your mind! Join now! You have the right. You have the freedom!

Need advertising partners? Email us now silentvoicepoints@yahoo.com. Advertise with us!

0 comments:

SEARCH

Translate This Blog

Featured on

Featured on

ADVERTISE WITH US

ADVERTISE WITH US

ADVERTISE WITH US