Blood Moon — Fourth and Final Round

Previous newsletters have discussed the astronomical details of the popular “Blood Moon” eschatology.  An archive of these installments is found  here on our website.  In summary, it has been explained that the Hebrew feasts of Passover and Sukkot are given in Scripture as occurring at the Full Moons of spring and fall, respectively, while total lunar eclipses also necessarily occur … Continue reading

Party Time! Early Evening Lunar Eclipse – Sunday, September 27

Friends, if you’ve been following this “tetrad” of total lunar eclipses in 2014 and 2015, this is finally the one you’ve been waiting for!  The other three favored the Pacific, and were best visible from the USA either in the middle of the night or early in the morning, before sunrise.  Of course, the dedicated eclipse watchers adjusted their schedules … Continue reading

“Blood Moon” — Round 3

Blood Moon – Round 3 Friends, I’ve already discussed the “Blood Moon” craze in detail in previous newsletters, along with my skepticism.  These articles are archived as follows…. “Blood Moon?” (April 7, 2014) “Blood Moon: Round 2 (October 5, 2014) If you haven’t already done so, you might want to read those commentaries, since they are not repeated here in … Continue reading

The Waxing Moon of March/April 2015

  THE CURRENT LUNAR MONTH happens to be particularly interesting during the waxing phases (lunation 1141 according to Brown’s series of 1923): FRI MAR 20: The equinox total eclipse of the Moon over northern Europe, perigean spring tide raising an 18 year supertide at Mont Saint-Michel in France; SUN MAR 22: High-elevation conjunction of the two-day old waxing crescent Moon … Continue reading

“Blood Moon”???

“Blood Moon”?    An eclipse of the Moon occurs when the Moon enters the Earth’s shadow.  The best eclipses are when the Moon enters the Earth’s umbra, or full shadow.  There is a stage of every partial and total eclipse when the Moon passes through the penumbra, or partial shadow of the Earth.  This stage is hard to even notice, and … Continue reading

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