On Super Blood Wolf Moons

On Super Blood Wolf Moons

A few years ago there was quite a ruckus about the 4 Blood Moons (also referred to as "The Tetrad") that were appearing and synchronized with the Jewish / Hebrew Calendar.  Of the 62 Tetrads since the First Century AD only 8 of them have coincided with the Jewish Calendar Holy Days.  Here is a complete list of the lunar eclipses.

Due to their rare appearance, Blood Moons were associated with bad things and were believed to be "harbingers" of doom and gloom.  There are also various scriptures in the Bible that loosely associate bloody moons with the apocalypse:

“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord,” – Joel 2:31
“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord.” – Acts 2:20
"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." - Revelation 6:12

Of the 62 Tetrads since the First Century AD only 8 of them have coincided with the Jewish Calendar Holy Days.  Due to their rarity, charlatans have leveraged the blood moons for their own financial gain by writing books, lecture series and scaring the living daylights out of their parishioners.   The most famous of these charlatans was aptly named Jonathan Cahn who cashed in on Blood Moons.

As far as I can tell, there havn't been any doom and gloom events that have occurred since the last Tetrad.  

With that background, tonight (January 20, 2019) is another rare event - the Super Blood Wolf Moon.  

Tonight's lunar eclipse is a rare Blood Moon (in North America).  It is also a Supermoon since the moon will be at its closest point to the Earth for the month.  And, since it is the first full moon in January - it is referred to as the Super Blood Wolf Moon.  A complete breakdown of the orbit and lunar eclipse can be found here.

Tonight's Super Blood Wolf Moon has been declared significant by the kooks because it is occurring on the 2nd anniversary of Trumps inauguration.  They are convinced that the rare moon is a harbinger of .....well, of something.  

Is this rare moon a sign of impending doom?  Does it mark the end of Donald Trump?  Or is it a sign of his pending triumph?  

Will the US fall victim to a very large natural catastrophe?

Will a new war commence in the Middle East? Or elsewhere?

Will this blood moon mark the beginning of a financial crisis for the US and Britain (due to the BREXIT fiasco)?   Will the GiletsJaunes continue to spread?

The truth is - no one knows anything.  

The charlatans are out in full force.  Beware.

My suggestion is to just go outside and enjoy the blood moon tonight and appreciate its rarity and beauty.

[Update]  Below are the pics I took of the the Blood Moon using my Galaxy S8 phone and a $25 Spotting Scope from Big 5:

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