This weekend is Easter weekend. Christians will be celebrating the world over.
However, do you know what else is going to happen early Saturday morning? There will be a total lunar eclipse the day before Easter, and the moon will turn red–also called a blood moon.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports for the third time in less than a year, the moon will pass into the Earth’s shadow, turning it a deep reddish hue. The blood moon will also happen on the first night of the Jewish Passover.
Some Christians believe the blood moon lunar eclipse tetrad could be connected to Jesus’ return — or signify a world-changing event about to take place.
According to the King James Bible, “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord comes,” (Joel 2:31).
Regardless of your religious beliefs, it will be a breathtaking spectacle you’ll want to wake up early to see. Just make sure to be outside no later than 4:58 a.m. PST to watch the transition.
At 3:16am EST, the eclipse will start; and at 4:58am EST, the moon will be totally obscured by the Earth’s shadow. The episode will last approximately five minutes.
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I think this is worth waking your children to see!
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