Blood Moon #3 of 4

In case you missed this morning's Blood Moon, here's a time lapse video. I love the way the moon is slowly devoured by the darkness and then suddenly lights up in red.

If you are a mystical person who enjoys a good apocalypse theory, this third blood moon of four in 18 months signals the end of times according to Pastor John Hagee. Doomsdayers should visit for an ominous scare.

The idea of a "blood moon" serving as an omen of the coming of the end times comes from the Book of Joel, where it is written "the sun will turn into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes." (Wikipedia)

Of course science has clearly explained that blood moons happen when the moon travels into the Earth's shadow and the current tetrad of events just happens to be lucky "season". The current century of 2001 to 2100 will have eight tetrads of blood moons. The first occurred in 2003, the second is underway in 2014-2015. The final in the tetrad of blood moons occurs on September 28, 2015 and also happens to a giant super moon (when the moon is closest to the Earth). Mark your calendars now and rent a zoom lens for your DLSR. (See the Blood Moon on the Rise post from April 14, 2014 for a video from ABC news.)

Why no one has made a movie about the blood moon to capitalize on the fear mongering is beyond me! Maybe the upcoming disaster flick SAN ANDREAS will market the blood moon angle.