Tuesday, April 15, 2014

254: PASSOVER BLOOD MOON (the first of 4 in the tetrad)

The past 24 hours the skies over Salt Lake City have been completely clear. Not a cloud in the sky. This lunar eclipse was meant to be seen. Here are a few photos:

Before and After photos of the Lunar eclipse
The Earth beginning to cast a shadow on the moon.

Taken around 2:22 AM with the sun beginning to be cast on the moon again.


Eliza said...

Beautiful pictures. We missed it here due to a snow storm. I'm glad it was clear skies in Utah.

Anonymous said...

Is this a sign that the 7 year tribulation period, mentioned in the book of Daniel, has finally begun?

Chuck said...

I'm so glad you have such great pictures! It snowed in Ohio, which was really strange timing. It reminded me, though, of Isaiah: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. Another testament of Christ, though much colder than I was hoping for.
Thanks again for the pics!

Vaughn Hughes said...

In the Portland, Oregon, area, the timing of the cloud cover was fascinating. The gradual eclipsing was visible in the sky until the precise point of reaching totality, when it became veiled by just enough cloud cover so as to disappear completely. The cloud cover did not thin again until the red-hued totality was over and the moon was a quarter of the way back into sunlight again. The redness of the eclipse was not observable. I looked briefly at the live cloud cover for the Western US and noted that it was primarily Southern California, Arizona, Utah, and some of Nevada that seemed to have had the clearest views of it.

Jim O'Rullian said...

What is the definition of Irony?
Last night's heavenly display was spectacular, however it could only be seen between the hours of 12am - 3am MST. Thus, while most people in North America were "fast asleep" this phenomena went largely unnoticed. The irony in all that goes without saying. I found the following commentary from the scientific community likewise revealing:

Despite rumors circulating online that suggest the lunar eclipse tetrad is linked to biblical prophesies of the apocalypse, there is no reason to fear tonight's blood moon, according to astronomers. In fact, eclipse tetrads are not particularly rare.

"During the 21st century, there are nine sets of tetrads, so I would describe tetrads as a frequent occurrence in the current pattern of lunar eclipses," he explained. "But this has not always been the case. During the 300-year interval from 1600 to 1990, for instance, there were no tetrads at all." (Fred Espenak, a NASA astrophysicist)

James said...

Luke 12:

35 Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;

36 And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their Lord, when He will return from the wedding; that when He cometh and knocketh, they may open unto Him immediately.

37 Blessed are those servants, whom the Lord when He cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that He shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.

38 And if He shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.

Gary Gibson said...

It was mostly covered in Boise until about 2:00 am, then we had about 30 minutes of it being clear.

Rob said...

I was in Montana at the time and the clouds came right before and lasted the whole duration, totally blocking it.

I had the same thought: funny how cloud cover isolated this experience to the very areas where some of us are anticipating a great earthquake sometime soon.