Mars, Earth, and the Sun all aligned last night, a rare ‘opposition of the planets’ that only happens once every 778 days.
But what made this event so remarkable is that it occured precisely a week before everyone on earth will see the first of FOUR dark red ‘blood moons’, an extraordinary event some Christians believe represents the End of Days and the second coming of Christ.
The King James Bible predicts: “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD comes,” [Joel 2:31].
And, according to NASA, a highly unusual ‘Tetrad’ – four successive total ‘blood-red’ lunar eclipses each followed by six full moons – will, indeed, start next Tuesday and finish on September 28 2015.
The incredible alignment has only happened a handful of times in the last two thousand years but, remarkably, on each of the last three occasions it has coincided with a globally significant religious event.
Pastor and author John Hagee, from San Antonio, Texas, has written a book on the phenomenon. He believes tonight marks the dawn of a ‘hugely significant event’ for the world.
He says: “This is not something that some religious think tank has put together.
“NASA has confirmed that the Tetrad has only happened three times in more than 500 years – and that it’s going to happen now.”
The King James Bible warns the sun shall be turned into darkness, and the ‘moon into blood’ [DEA]
The first Tetrad since the Middle Ages, in 1493, saw the expulsion of Jews by the Catholic Spanish Inquisition, which rocked western Europe.
The second coincided with the establishment of the State of Israel – after thousands of years of struggle – in 1949.
Strangely, the last one occurred in 1967 – far earlier than expected – precisely at the time of the Six-Day Arab–Israeli War.
A spokesman for NASA said: “This is the first eclipse of the year and is well placed for observers throughout the Western Hemisphere.
“It will occur at the lunar orbit’s ascending node in Virgo.
“This is the first of four consecutive total lunar eclipses in 2014 and 2015 – a series known as a Tetrad.”