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Lunar eclipse sparks end of world for some

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Tonight begins the first in a series of total lunar eclipses. This spectacular celestial show will begin at 11 p.m. PDT and will be visible in the U.S. and South America. It will last approximately three and one half hours. It will turn color to a dark red hue which makes it even more interesting for sky watchers.

Many people have feared a total lunar eclipse, especially the ones that are referred to as blood moons, because they were followed by huge events sparking a change in history. This especially relates to the Jews of Israel as all of the next lunar eclipses fall on very important holidays for them.

Whether you believe in the bible or not, there are many references to the end of the world. Many of these verses say that the moon turning red will spark the beginning of the end times. Senior Pastor John Hagee of the evangelical Texas Cornerstone Church is one of those believers. According to him, this will be the event that sparks many changes around the world, especially the mid-east.

Pastor Hagee quoted recently from Acts 2: 19-20 which says, “And I will show wonders in Heaven above and signs in the Earth beneath, the sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.” He is a firm believer that this series of lunar eclipses will bring on chaos around the world and signals the beginning of the end of times. He has a large following in his church and will be broadcasting today on tbn.org, television.

So, whether you are a believer in the end of the world theories, this should mark a major event as we witness the moon turning from a pale yellow to a reddish orange or pink. This is a rare event because there are four of them in a row. The first one begins tonight, the second on October 8, 2014, the third on April 8, 2015 and the fourth September 28, 2015.

Since this only happens every few hundred years, it should be something we will all remember, especially if it is the harbinger of what some believe to be the beginning of the end-times of myths and legends. It is not often we get to witness a red-orange full moon and should be worth staying up for if you are on the west coast. If you are on the east coast it will begin about 2 a.m. EDT.