Solar Eclipse Supermoon and March Equinox

solar eclipse supermoon and equinox
Today there’s a solar eclipse, a supermoon and it’s the equinox!

Today we see some truly momentous events in the heavens.

Not only is there a total solar eclipse, which comes in the middle of four Blood Moons, but there’s a supermoon which will coincide with the autumn equinox.

Of course, if you’re in the northern hemisphere, it’s the spring equinox.

On top of all that, today’s new moon coincides with the occurrence of a phenomena known as the supermoon.

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The path of today’s solar eclipse — Image: NASA

A supermoon happens once a month when the moon comes closest to Earth at the point called it’s perigee. That’s when the moon is at it’s biggest when viewed from the earth. According to Wikipedia:

“A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth”

There’s more. Today’s total solar eclipse happens right in the center of a series of four uninterrupted Blood Moons, known as a tetrad.

Tetrad of Blood Moons
Tetrad of Blood Moons each of which fall on a Jewish feast day

The tetrad of four Blood Moons fall on Jewish festival days and the solar eclipse occurs on Nisan 1, the Jewish New Year

Previously this occurred in 1967, 1949 and 1493, all years of major significance in Jewish history.

  • 1493 — Spainish Edict of Expulsion of the Jews and Columbus sets sail for America.
  • 1949 — The prophesied establishment of the state of Israel, the first Jewish state in 2,000 years.
  • 1967 — The “Six Day War” when Israel miraculously defeated the combined armies of Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Sudan in six days.

Of the 62 tetrads which have occurred since the first century AD, only eight of these have coincided with both the feasts of Passover and Sukkot.

Many believe that that the current tetrad signals the advent of the Blood Moon Prophecy, a series of end-time events, beginning with the April 2014 lunar eclipse, as described in the Bible in Acts 2:20 and Revelation 6:12.

Sources: NASA; Breaking Israel News; The Wall Street Journal; American Thinker; Wikipedia; EarthSky.

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