This shot was captured January 31, 2018 from a California ABC affiliate feed. There is just a bit of editing; the image was cut out of the feed, lower left corner was filled in with black to cover the chat. Thank you to ABC for broadcasting in real time.
This triad of astronomical phenomena is a very rare occurance; last one was 1866 and we will not see another natural occurance in our lifetime. Some notes:
- Super moon occurs when the moon passes closer to the Earth in it’s orbit. The effect is a brightening of approximatly 14% and it also appears larger than normal.
- Blue moon occurs when two full moons are seen within a calendar month. Hence the phrase, “Once in a blue moon.”
- Blood moon is a lunar eclipse where the Earth’s shadow obscures the sunlight reflecting of the moon surface. As the shadow deepens, a rusty red tint is perceived.
Well once again, we are all still here. There is some interesting lore that has developed to explain this phenomena down through the ages. We at Halieus Media do not claim to have any in depth knowlege. We are not prophets, nor do we claim any gift or office of prophesy. In fact, we have carefully avoided using those words to erradicate any misunderstanding regarding how we represent our material and ourselves. In fact if you were inclined to do a word search, you would find those words used exactly 2 times in the whole of our original work. That would be in this paragraph.
The author is firmly in the “no date setting is possible” camp when discussion of future events predicted in biblical texts comes up. However, it is possible to know what season one is living in and to that end, we appeal to Matthew 24:36.
On the other hand, some take these things very seriously. So seriously they plan their lives according to various astronomical and astrological signs. Certainly it should come as no surprise that Witches, Wiccans, Pagans & Luciferians all attach great significance to just these types of phenomena. It is believed these occurances offer super-natural or other-worldly access, assistance or power. What types and forms these take depends upon the beliefs, practices and sacrifices the individuals or groups are willing to make to achieve their intended ends.
Just a note by way of example; the Super Blue Blood moon eclipse began about 6:45 am in the east. Due to horizon lines, tree lines or weather, moon set may not have been as easily viewed as on the west coast. At 11:20 am a chartered Amtrak train for GOP Congressmen, Senators and some family members collided with a garbage truck stopped over the tracks in West Virginia. There was one fatality; the driver. There were a handfull of injuries serious enough to warrent hospitalization. Most thankfully were fine. This is the curious thing; that train was not a regular passenger train, it was a special run for which track clearance had to be scheduled in advance. It held Republicans heading to an annual retreat. The destination it is reported was Greenbriar Resort which also houses a 100 ft below grade bunker. The largest in the country. The convergence of the lunar eclipse with so many Republican families on the train appears like a target too tempting to pass up for those who would practice the dark arts. This is one we may never know the roots of,
We did run across one video about the significance of the various full moons from both the Wiccan/Pagan perspective and the biblical perspective. The hostess is in agreement with this author on the date setting issue. I hope you enjoy her presentation.