The recent Blood Moon Eclipse received global attention because of science and social media. A full moon nearly always appears coppery red during a total lunar eclipse. That’s because the dispersed light from all the Earth’s sunrises and sunsets fall on the face of the moon at mid-eclipse. For some decades at least, it’s been common for astronomy writers to describe an eclipsed moon as blood red.

The link between of the term Blood Moon and lunar eclipses are probably religious, at least according to Christian pastor John Hagee, who wrote a 2013 book about Blood Moons. The term Blood Moon in Biblical prophecy appears to have been popularized by two Christian pastors, Mark Blitz, and John Hagee. They used the term to apply to the full moons of the 2014-2015 lunar tetrad – four successive total lunar eclipses, each separated by six lunar months, with no partial lunar eclipses in between. Nowadays, it seems, the term Blood Moon is being used for any and all total lunar eclipses.

That being said, are the signs in the sky really prophesy? Is there any significance to the writings and theories of these Christian writers? Are scriptures telling a story that humankind is viewing as a scientific event? 

There are other events going on globally that coincided with the Blood Moon event that if viewed as one total event could have very well be ignored as a Prophetic Message.