According to astronomers, on July 27, Mars will appear brighter in the night sky and it will appear brighter than it was in 2003.
Mars will be 35.98 million miles from the earth and will be 10 times brighter than usual and on the very same day, Earth’s moon will also appear red, but only for a couple of hours. It will be the longest total lunar eclipse of the century lasting 1 hour and 43 minutes.
The eclipse will best be seen in Africa, the Middle East, southern Asia and the Indian Ocean.
According to EarthSky.org, the time of greatest eclipse will be 4:21 p.m. The total eclipse will last from 3:30 p.m. to 5:13 p.m.
The news about the Blood Moon appearing at the end of the month has some Christians excited. They believe the Blood Moon is a direct sign from God and a biblical fulfillment of prophecy.
The Blood Moon is foretold by the Bible in the book of Joel 2:31, “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come.”
Also in Acts 2:20, “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come:”
And, in the book of Revelations 6:12, “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;”
All of the scriptures refer to the moon turning blood red as a heavenly sign the end times are fast approaching.
Even though the Earth is still turning after many countless Blood Moon events since the passages were written, some believers are still captivated by the Blood Moon prophecy. Some preachers claim the Blood Moon eclipses are a true sign of the end of the world. Something they believe will happen in the near future.
Paul Begley is one pastor that stands by his belief that the Blood Moon is a biblical sign of the last days.
Taken from: CBN News