Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tetrad and Blood Moons

On April 8, Mars, Earth and the sun aligned in a rare “opposition of the planets”. Such a phenomenon occurs once every 776 days. What makes the alignment remarkable is that on April 15, 2014, a week after the happening, will mark the beginning of four successive dark red “blood moons” which will be visible to us on earth. 

Opposition to the Planets

Lunar eclipses in general are sometimes called ‘blood moons’ because the light bouncing off the moon is refracted through the Earth’s atmosphere giving it a coppery hue (it’s the same mechanism that make sunsets and sunrises look red). To learn in more detail about Blood Moons, go to a comprehensive link at “What is a Blood Moon?” 

Blood Moon

According to NASA this highly unusual “tetrad” four successive total ‘blood-red’ lunar eclipses each followed by six full moons – will start on Tuesday April 15 and finish on September 28th, 2015. 

This incredible alignment has only happened a handful of times in the last 2,000 years, some religious lore attests that each of the last three occasions of such a unique “tetrad,” has been significant in that it coincided with a globally momentous religious event. 

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