Skygazers will be able to experience an epic lunar event this month – a Super Blood Wolf Moon.
The moon will move into the shadow of the Earth, causing it to turn blood red between January 20 and January 21, 2019.
The first lunar eclipse of the year has been nicknamed a Super Blood Wolf Moon – making it sound even more eerie.
A Super Moon occurs when the moon is at a point in its orbit when it’s closest to the Earth – making it appear bigger.
Meanwhile, a Wolf Moon is simply the name given to the first full moon of the year.
As with previous blood moons, conspiracy theorists claim the Super Blood Wolf Moon is a sign the “apocalypse is coming”.
The three events occurring at once isn’t uncommon, but US Evangelical pastor Paul Begley thinks it is no coincidence.
He said: “The Bible tells us in the Book of Joel of how important a Blood Moon is.
“I’m not saying on January 22 all hell’s going to break loose, right after the blood moon, and then again I’m not saying it won’t.
“I truly believe America is going to face some type of disaster and that this super blood moon is a serious harbinger of these last days.”
People believing in the end of the world due to a blood moon is referred to as the Blood Moon prophecy.
“The Bible tells us in the Book of Joel of how important a Blood Moon is”
Paul Begley – Evangelical Pastor
What is the Blood Moon prophecy?
Blood moon prophecies are no new phenomenon – in fact, they date back as far as you can go.
However, the version we think about today gained widespread attention in 2014.
Put simply, the Blood Moon prophecy is a set of apocalyptic beliefs, brought about by Christian ministers John Hagee and Mark Blitz.
At its core the prophecy is linked to a series of four consecutive lunar eclipses, known as a tetrad, coinciding on Jewish holidays.
There will be six full moons in between the eclipses, and no intervening partial lunar eclipses, which is a sign of the end times.
The first blood moon Hagee and Blitz mentioned happened on April 2014.
They believed, according to the Bible, this was a sign of the end times.
The later Blood Moon eclipses were October 8, 2014 and April 5, 2015.
The tetrad ended when the sky turned a deep shade of red on September 27, 2015.
This prophecy, related to the beginning of the end times, was described in the Bible in the Book of Joel, 2:20, and Revelation 6:12.
A Blood Moon was used as a sign of the end of the world in a passage: “The sun will turn into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes.”
The prophecy was also mentioned in the Book of Revelation, chapter 6 verses 11-13: “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.”
Blitz used the astronomical pattern to predict the second coming of Jesus in Autumn 2015.
Hagee went on to write the book Four Blood Moons, based on Blitz’s theory.
In his book he did not argue the blood moon was a sign of the end times, but claimed every tetrad of the last 500 years coincided with Jewish events.
As we know, the blood moon prophecy of 2015 did not come to pass, but it hasn’t stopped a myriad of prophecies from continuing.