“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…” Rev. 6:12.
The preceding verse most likely refers to an ‘unscheduled’ and ‘unexpected’ eclipse of the sun and moon — possibly on the same day and coinciding with or as a consequence of the ‘great earthquake’ — solar and lunar eclipses on the same day would be seem impossible (unless God causes it). Remember such events are sometimes used as signs — Genesis 1:14 tells us “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.” [Emphasis PID]
Traditional Shi-ite prophecies concerning the return of Al Mahdi (the Shia believe him to be the Messiah — Christians would disagree) predict a solar and lunar eclipse occuring in the same month — but the month must be during Ramadan. An annular solar eclipse did occur earlier this month, but February is — of course — not Ramadan.
The next ‘scheduled’ total lunar eclipse won’t happen again until December 21, 2010, so be sure to go outdoors and see this one (starting at around 8:30 pm ET with the peak at around 10-10:30 pm ET). And while you’re out there, thank the Lord for His patience with us. If Hillary were in charge, we’d all have been toast long ago. — PID
Feb 20, 2008 (NEWSDAY.COM) — You can howl at the moon. You can believe in all sorts of full-moon folklore — from the advent of werewolves to a corruption of the tides. But if you want to see the full moon aglow in a dramatic range of colors — a shift that could be anything from bright orange to blood red to dark brown or dark gray — then look out your window starting at 8:43 p.m. Wednesday. Full Report