Conspiracy theorists think the blood red moon is a sign of the apocalypse

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Last year we literally couldn't move for doomsday predictions, as conspiracy theorists were convinced the mysterious planet of Nibiru was going to bring about the end of days.

The skies were supposed to turn black and hellfire was going to rain down upon the Earth in August, September, October, November and December.

Considering you are reading this, its safe to say that none of those things actually happened, which is a relief. Imagine if we had missed out on this World Cup?

In March the Planet X theory got brought up again, but conspiracy theorists seem to have switched their attention to a new lingering threat in the solar system.

On July 27, we will witness the 21 century's longest lunar eclipse to date - otherwise known as a blood red moon - which will last a full two hours.

Guess what this means? Well, apart from a great bit of stargazing for most of the planet, theorists are convinced that this will definitely bring about the apocalypse.

Back in 2013, the Christian ministers John Hagee and Mark Blitz theorised that the ongoing 'tetrad,' which is a series of four eclipses that occur during Jewish holidays - with six full moons in between - is a sure fire sign that the world will end. It's all in the Bible apparently.

According to The Express, the astronomers Bruce McClure and Deborah Byrd of, said:

From what we’ve been able to gather, two Christian pastors, Mark Blitz and John Hagee, used the term 'blood moon' to apply to the full moons of the 2014-2015 tetrad.

John Hagee appears to have popularised the term in his 2013 book Four Blood Moons: Something is About to Change.

Mark Blitz and John Hagee spoke of the 2014-2015 lunar tetrad as representing a fulfilment of Biblical prophecy.

After all, the moon is supposed to turn blood red before the end times, isn’t it?

As described in Joel 2:31: ‘The sun will be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood before the great and dreadful day of the LORD comes.'

One thing you might notice in that is the 'tetrad' appears to have ended in 2015 and, apart from a few uncertain moments involving North Korea and Donald Trump, there hasn't been any sign of the apocalypse yet.

Still, don't let this theory ruin your evening on 27 July, as you're bound to see one of the rarest and most spectacular cosmic events ever - and you'll definitely be able to go to work tomorrow.

HT Lad Bible

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