Conspiracy theories relating to the moon is nothing new.
But some doomsday sayers think this Blood Moon really a sign of the end times.
Not only will it be the longest lunar eclipse of the century, Mars is also at opposition.
The Total Lunar Eclipse will last for a whopping 103 minutes, while Mars sits sandwiched between the sun and Earth.
As with eclipses before it, conspiracy theorists and evangelical Christians believe it is a sign of the end times.
The celestial event happens from zero to three times per year.
“It is the end times. The era of the apocalypse. The era of the anti-christ”
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Countless conspiracy theorists believe the Blood Moon signals the apocalypse.
Doomsday preachers believe there are hidden messages in the Christian Bible about the end of the world approaching.
John Hagee and Mark Blitz first popularised this Blood Moon prophecy in 2014.
One Twitter user said: “The Bible days the end of the world is coming with this upcoming Blood Moon.
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“Alright, do you believe the Bible or not? I don’t think you believe the Bible at all.”
Another user tweeted: “Blood Moon later this month. Maybe the end of the world is nigh.”
One conspiracy theorist has voiced the opinion the world will not end, but it is a sign of the end times.
Pastor Paul Begley posted a new video to YouTube last night repeating his warning about the Blood Moon.
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“Is the Blood Moon the end of the world? No. I repeat, no.
“Tomorrow, July 27, 2018 is not the end of the world. I repeat, it is not the end of the world.
“But, it is the end times. The era of the apocalypse. The era of the anti-christ.
“The time when the Bible says that the biblical beast will prepare itself to rise.”
Begley believes the ongoing volcano eruptions in Hawaii is a sign of the end times.
The Pastor quotes several quotes from the bible which mentions the blood moon, which he believes supports his claim.
He also believes the Blood Moon is a sign of the second coming of Jesus.
Begley, along with many other Doomsday preachers, points to evidence in the Book of Joel and the Book of Revelation.
The Book of Joel reads: “And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.
“And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke.
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“The Sun shall be turned into darkness, And the Moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.”
The Book of Revelations reiterates the same type of message: “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 blood.”
A team of astronomers from Dubai have also dismissed the Blood Moon being a sign of the end of the world.
Hasan Ahmad Al Hariri from the Dubai Astronomy Group said: “People have a misconception about the eclipse. The lunar eclipse is a very long one, people are being scared.
“Lots of people have a bad perception that it’s a bad thing.”
“We tell everyone that none of this is true, it’s a very natural event that can be observed.”
The dark red colour emitted from the moon during a lunar eclipse is known as Raleigh scattering.
This causes refracted sunlight to scatter around Earth, causing a dusty, red atmosphere.