The Super Blood Wolf Moon is the first major astronomical event of 2018 and is shaping up to be a particularly memorable occasion. This type of Blood Moon is essentially just a Lunar Eclipse, when the Earth stands between the Moon and Sun. Combining the Sun’s light and constituent elements in the Earth’s atmosphere produces the eery red glow, which comes with its own folk rationalisations. Among these are several passages in the Bible, where a Blood Moon is referenced as a bad omen for the end times.
Is the Super blood Wolf Moon a sign of the end times?
Blood Moons have entered into folklore around the globe but bear special significance in Abrahamic religion.
The Bible lays out how a Blood Moon forecasts the coming of the end times in a number of passages.
The King James Bible books of Joel, Acts and Revelation are all in agreement of the Blood Moon’s importance in Judgement Day.
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The Book of Joel Chapter 2 reads: “The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tumble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.
“The Lord shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?
“And it shall come to pass, that whosever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
The Book of Revelation goes into detail on the cataclysmic events, with earthquakes and a blighted Sun raining destruction on the land.
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The Book of Acts Chapter 2 reads: “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come:
Continuing this theme, the Book of Revelation reads: “And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
“And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.”
Reading away from the pages of the Bible and towards scientific fact will reveal the Blood Moon is rather a stunning combination of different chemical and galactic alignments.
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What causes a Super Blood Wolf Moon?
The Super blood Wolf Moon is a particularly unique Lunar Eclipse, a dazzling set of different cosmic interactions.
A Lunar Eclipse describes when the Earth is sandwiched between the Sun and Moon, rather than the slightly more dramatic Solar Eclipse, where the Sun is blotted out by the Moon’s figure.
When this happens, sunlight filters through the Earth’s atmosphere and the different sections of the light colour spectrum are refracted through particle elements.
The blue-green area of the spectrum is cast out, leaving the orange/red parts to reflect off the Moon’s surface and cast the deep scarlet glow in the sky.