A Blood moon is coming this weekend

By Todd LeopoldThe night of September 27 28 will bring a "blood moon." To skywatchers, it simply refers to the copper color the moon takes on during an eclipse, but to some Christian ministers, the fourth and final eclipse in a tetrad four consecutive total lunar eclipses, each separated by six lunar months fulfills biblical prophecy of the apocalypse. (The first three in the series took place April 15, 2014; October 8, 2014; and April 4, 2015.)In promotion for his 2013 book "Four Blood Moons," Christian minister John Hagee claimed that the tetrad was a signal being sent by God."The coming four blood moons points to a world shaking event that will happen between April 2014 and October 2015," he said.The reference to the impact is most direct in Joel 2:30 31, which reads, "And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord."There’s also a reference to a blood moon in Revelation 6:12 part of the passage about the Seven Seals which reads, "I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood."Hagee’s assertion was quickly debunked by scientists and skeptics.After walking through

some of Hagee’s theories including the blood moons coinciding with Jewish holidays (which is logical, since Jewish holidays are based on the lunar calendar) and significant events in Jewish history Patheos’ Bob Seidensticker noted that the minister was vague at some points and credulous at others."I predict that John Hagee’s prediction will fail in 2015 and the end will not come," he wrote in late 2013. Moreover, three of the four most recent eclipses were not visible in Israel itself. ("What good is a blood moon if God’s chosen can’t see it?" wrote Seidensticker.)Nevertheless, the coming of the September "blood moon" was making folks on Twitter jittery. Some had watched a documentary based on Hagee’s book.Tuesday morning’s bumpy financial markets fed into the story, one poster said.On the other hand, some Twitterers weren’t impressed.So, will September 27 bring on the end? If nothing else, it’ll be the end of predictions based on tetrads for a while. After the eclipse is over, the next tetrad isn’t due until 2032.The CNN Wire 2015 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.A Miami Gardens Police officer is recovering after he was shot in the lower part of his body while he was sitting in his cruiser, Friday morning.Driver in custody after Miami hit and run injures 1Driver in custody after Miami hit and run injures 1Updated: Friday, January 22 2016 6:54 PM EST2016 01 22 23:54:33 GMTA driver is in custody and being questioned by police, after a man dressed as a woman was struck in Miami, early Friday morning.A driver is in custody cialis super active 20mg and being questioned by police, after a man dressed as a woman was
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