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A Blood Moonless Evening?

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:50 pm
by Paidion
Tonight, using a pair of binoculars, I viewed the total eclipse of the supermoon from where I live in the backwoods of Northern Ontario. (Called "supermoon" because the moon is closer to the earth tonight than at any other point in its orbit).

It was a wonderful sight as total lunar eclipses are, but at totality the moon wasn't red at all. It was a very pale, brownish yellow.
It entered my mind that maybe God did that in order to destroy the superstition surrounding the "blood moon" hype.

Re: A Blood Moonless Evening?

Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:06 pm
by TK
Down here in NC it did take on a dusky red hue at full eclipse. Definitely not a bright red. Sort of eerie looking. I would call it a rust moon. if the photo of the event over Jerusalem can be trusted(i.e. not photo-shopped), it looked pretty red over there.

Unfortunately, I was distracted from observing by having to chase down our cat that got out of our house (my fault) and that refused to come out from under the neighbor's vehicle.

He must have been influenced by the lunar phenomenon.

Re: A Blood Moonless Evening?

Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:13 pm
by Paidion
Thanks, TK. A friend of mine in Eastern Ontario also told me there was a reddish hue to the fully-eclipsed moon there. So I guess God didn't remove the red—unless my immediate area is especially filled with the blood-moon superstitious types.

Re: A Blood Moonless Evening?

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:00 am
by Jepne
I found this article and thought it very good in reference to all the 'blood moon' hype that has been most distressing to me as I have seen so many wonderful people taken in by it. ... ity-bible/

I thought the lunar eclipse would NOT be visible in Israel, but only in this hemisphere. I'll look it up!

Re: A Blood Moonless Evening?

Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:14 am
by Jepne

The eclipse of Sunday night:

''The full eclipse of the moon lasted more than an hour and was visible from North and South America, Europe, Africa and western Asia. Showtime on the U.S. East Coast was 10:11 p.m. EDT (0211 GMT); when the moon, Earth and sun lined up, with Earth's shadow totally obscuring the moon. In Israel, the eclipse started at 5:11 A.M., reaching its peak about half an hour later.

From ... &nid=24559

''The scheduled appearance of four total lunar eclipses on major Jewish holidays between this Monday night (the start of Passover 2014) and September 27, 2015 (the start of Sukkot) has the attention of much of the Christian world. But the eclipses are going to go almost totally unseen in Israel.

''Data published by NASA reveals that all but the last of the four eclipses will not be visible from the Middle East, and even the fourth will only be partially visible.

''Total lunar eclipses - what are often referred to as “blood moons” - are not uncommon, 13 of them having occurred since 2000. And, since both Passover and Sukkot are scheduled on the full moon, both have occasionally coincided with blood moons, the last time being the start of Sukkot in 1996.''

Re: A Blood Moonless Evening?

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:01 pm
by StevenD
For what it may be worth, the likeness of the moon as viewed from Jerusalem on the morning of the 28th bore almost no likeness to anything resembling the color of blood red. In efforts to see the moon as it approached its final observable phases in Jerusalem (from about 5:15-5:40am), it had a beige (not red) tint to it. (I stood in the middle of Haneviim street in Jerusalem watching a rather faint image of the moon disappear behind some buildings at around 5:40am. The sun rose shortly thereafter. The city lights made it more difficult to view with clarity.)

I’ve seen a couple different pictures that appear to exploit somebody’s clever use of photoshop rather than represent what was actually visible in the Jerusalem sky early on the morning of the 28th. One “photo” displays a seemingly giant sized, blood red image of the moon as if hanging over Jerusalem’s old city toward the south. One problem with the picture is its failure to account for the timing and location of the moon in the sky. If one might glimpse at the moon during one of its blood red phases from Jerusalem, the moon would appear to the extreme north of the city (and a bit west).

Another photo includes a number of people gathered at the Western Wall with a large blood red moon hanging above. The picture might readily excite the sentiments of those determined to make a case for some sort of blood moon oracle, however, again the positioning of the moon is placed far from its natural orbit on the morning of the 28th. The final observable phases of the moon from Jerusalem did not allow for either scenario depicted.

The two pictures of the "blood moon" over Jerusalem that I've seen appear to be wishful forgeries. After pointing out the facts one person kindly remarked that they liked the image so much that it didn't matter much to them whether it were an accurate representation of the moon over Jerusalem or not. Perhaps there are some who maintain a similar sentimental approach toward biblical prophecy. May God help us.

While the blood moon hysteria appears to have failed to predict any catastrophic event in the mid-east, the day was not without significance for us. My wife gave birth to our second daughter on that afternoon. (For the record, we did not name her Apocalypsa. :)

Christ is risen...

Re: A Blood Moonless Evening?

Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:21 pm
by Paidion
Congratulations, Steven on the birth of your daughter!

Re: A Blood Moonless Evening?

Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:10 pm
by StevenD
Thanks Paidion; maybe I'd offer you a cigar but I don't smoke.

Re: A Blood Moonless Evening?

Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:49 pm
by Paidion
I'm glad you didn't because I don't smoke either.

Re: A Blood Moonless Evening?

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 3:18 pm
by Singalphile
So, is anyone out there claiming that something happened? Is there any word from those folks who apparently thought, as John Hagee's book title states, that "something is about to change"? I don't know any details about any of this, but I assume that the more famous guys were smart enough to hedge their bets.