Blood moon could be spotted over Northern Lincolnshire tonight
Sep 28 2015
Roberts says it's a "supermoon" because it's 14 per cent brighter than usual and it's a harvest moon, which before the days of electricity was what farmers used to harvest late into the evening. "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord".
The term "supermoon" generally referred to a full moon which was at its nearest point to the earth.
A spokesman for Hagee's ministries in Atlanta, Georgia says the hand of God is involved in this blood moon. Now people know that these are just normal events in the clockwork of the solar system, things which have occurred regularly for thousands of years and which will occur for thousands of years into the future.
"There is what we call penumbral".
A crescent moon with Venus to the left and Mars above similar to what will happen with Jupiter Venus and the moon
Combine that with a lunar eclipse, when the moon passes into the earth's shadow, the moon suddenly looks red.
Here's how some Edmontonians saw the moon. "As you are watching the shadow go across the moon, you really get a sense for all of these large bodies that are travelling through space, and I find that fascinating to really think about".
"Half the fun is being out here with people so, whether or not we see it, we can talk about what it would be like if we did", said Rodrigue.
Doomsday-like Evangelists also see the persecution of Christians, the spread of Islam and widespread financial instability as signs of the end of the world's structure, Reed said.
Moon as it approaches totality.
A supermoon did have the effect of a slightly more exaggerated spring tide.
Stargazers will be hoping for clear skies for a good sighting of the red moon.