For most, the sight of the moon turning bright red during a lunar eclipse is a breathtakingly beautiful sight. For others, it marks the beginning of the end.
The overlapping of a lunar eclipse and a supermoon has some religious leaders warning that the end is nigh.
According to the “blood moon prophecy”, today (28 September) marks the beginning of the apocalypse.
This lunar eclipse is the fourth in just two years – and all four have fallen on Jewish holy days.
Religious leaders like, Christian Pastor John Hagee, believe this could be a sign of the Old Testament prophecy which told of the end of days.
The passage reads, “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord comes.”
In his book, Hagee writes, “The heavens are God’s billboard. He’s been sending signals to Earth, and we haven’t been picking them up. Two blood moons, in 2014 and 2015, point to dramatic events in the Middle East and, as a result, changes in the whole world.”
Believers are speculating that the apocalypse will begin with Earth being hit by an asteroid, but NASA has put many fears to rest saying they know of “no asteroid or comet currently on a collision course with Earth, so the probability of a major collision is quite small.”
“In fact, as best we can tell, no large object is likely to strike Earth any time in the next several hundred years.”
Australia will miss out on seeing the supermoon lunar eclipse. Luckily for us, NASA is streaming a live feed of the astronomical here.