There’ll be blood in September in accordance with the Internet postings of endtimes believers.
To skywatchers, it merely indicates the copper color the moon takes on during an eclipse, but to some Christian ministers, the fourth and final eclipse in a tetrad — four sequential complete lunar eclipses, each separated by six lunar months — fulfills biblical prophecy of the apocalypse. (The primary three in the show took place April 15, 2014; October 8, 2014; and April 4, 2015.)
In promotion for his 2013 novel “Four Blood Moons,” Christian minister John Hagee asserted that the tetrad was a signal being sent by God.
“The approaching four blood moons points into a world-shaking event which will occur between April 2014 and October 2015,” he said.
The reference to the impact is most direct in Joel 2:30-31, which reads, “And I ‘ll show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke. Sunlight will be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.”
There is also a reference to a blood moon in Revelation 6:12 — part of the passage about the Seven Seals — which reads, “I looked when He opened the sixth seal, and behold, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became like blood.”
Scientists and skeptics immediately debunked Hagee’s assertion.