The first "blood moon" of four over the next few years will appear this month. The astronomical event will be seen by most of the country with West Coast residents able to see it a day before the rest of the nation. Astronomers claim the coppery red moon will be seen at 3:07 a.m., ET on April 15 and last 77 minutes.
WebPro News reports April 2 that the lunar eclipse referred to as "blood moon." This astronomical event takes place because "scattered light from the Earth's sunrises and sunsets fall on the surface of the moon." When the moon has considerable volcanic activity occurring the color is more of a brown or gray.
The "blood moon" has associations with prophecies in the Book of Genesis in addition to the Book of Joel in the Hebrew Bible. In Judaism, major feast days in 2014 and 2015 happen to be when the four "blood moon" events take place. A sign to some Christians that the Second Coming of Christ is coming has to do with the presence of it.
Other dates for the moon's reddish appearance is Oct. 8, 2014 as well as April 4 and Sept. 38, 2015.
What does the "blood moon" mean to you? Does it carry some religious significance?
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