BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THREE SUPERMOONS: FIRST SUPERMOON IS TONIGHT, JULY 12, 2014; SECOND ONE IS AUGUST 10, 2014; THIRD SUPERMOON IS ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2014…
People stand and look at the moon one day ahead of the Supermoon phenomenon from a bridge over 42nd St. in the Manhattan borough of New York July 11, 2014. Occurring when a full moon or new moon coincides with the closest approach the moon makes to the Earth, the Supermoon results in a larger-than-usual appearance of the lunar disk. Reuters
“And there shall be signs in the sun and in the moon and in the stars and in the earth, suffering of nations and clasping of hands, from the alarm of the sound of the sea.”
—Aramaic Bible in Plain English
ScienceCasts: A Summer of Super Moons
You’ll understand why I put “clasping of hands” in red as you continue to read…
I don’t believe in coincidences so this may be in alignment with the Holy Bible’s prophesy of what is to come; maybe not. It’s certainly open to interpretation…
I have a fascination with the Holy Bible, Its prophesies, Blood Moons and SuperMoons, and blogged about the Blood Moon prophesy that started last year on April 15, 2014—ironically on “Tax Day”, when our government bleeds us dry annually with ever-escalating taxes. There is a lot of information here. I trust that you will read it through to the end…
We will be experiencing three SuperMoons between tonight and September 9, 2014. According to the first article, the average distance between Earth and the Moon is 238,900 miles. When there is a Full Moon that is also closer to Earth, it is considered to be a SuperMoon, and that normally occurs once a year. The last time of a SuperMoon was June of last year (2013), when the Moon appeared to be 14% bigger and 30% brighter. This year, we have three SuperMoons in a row. The first is tonight, July 12, 2014, brightest and largest around 7:00 PM ET; the second on Sunday, August 10, 2014; and the third on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Keep in mind that tonight’s SuperMoon will be just 222,611 miles away from Earth, which is known as a perigee. When in perigee, the Moon is around 31,068.6 (50,000 km) closer than when it’s furthest away (what is known as apogee).
According to International Business Times, NASA has slightly different numbers. I encourage you to read this article as well. Here is an excerpt…
“July’s full moon is also known as the Full Buck Moon, notes the Farmers’ Almanac, as the antlers begin to show on buck deer. The Full Thunder Moon is another name for the full moon due to common summer thunderstorms.
While people like to attach theories or conspiracies surrounding astronomical events, the supermoon is harmless. There was a belief that a supermoon would increase the chance of a major earthquake, but that has been debunked several times. Earlier in the year, the quartet of total lunar eclipses, beginning on April 15, received widespread attention as it was linked to a “blood moon conspiracy” involving a major historical event. The next total lunar eclipse in the tetrad, a series of four total lunar eclipses occurring in six-month intervals, takes place on Oct. 8.”
If you don’t catch a glimpse of tonight’s SuperMoon, you can catch an even better showing during the next SuperMoon on Sunday, August 10, 2014, when the Moon will be 863 miles closer than tonight’s SuperMoon, creating what is known as an “Extra SuperMoon”.
What is a SuperMoon? Answer taken from Wiki…
“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. The technical name is the perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system.”
When it comes to SuperMoons, is “three the charm”? Although I like to think of myself as an optimist, with everything Obama is doing to try and take down America and all the turmoil around the world, I believe we will have our hands full with not only with what is happening now, but also what is to come. Speaking of hands, I fear we will all be clenching our hands in distress. I bolded the relevant phrase…
Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible
And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon. They shall be darkened, and suffer very strange and surprising eclipses: and in the stars; they shall fall from heaven, as in Matthew 24:29 and so the Ethiopic version reads here: all which, as it may be understood in a literal sense, so it may likewise in figurative and mystical one, and be interpreted of the changes there should be in the Jewish state; See Gill on Matthew 24:29. So the Jewish writers (h) interpret the sun, the light, the moon, and stars, in Ecclesiastes 12:2. By the “sun” they understand the kingdom of the house of David; by “the light”, the law; by “the moon”, the sanhedrim; and by the stars, the Rabbins; and the same seem to be designed by the stars here: and upon the earth distress of nations; upon the land of Israel; in the several nations and countries belonging to it; as Galilee of the nations, Judea, and the region beyond Jordan, shall be in great distress: with perplexity; of mind, not knowing what to do, which way to go, or step to take; the Syriac version, instead of it, reads “clapping, or pressing of the hands”; which is done by persons, when in an agony and great distress: the sea and the waves roaring; which design some unusual and extraordinary storms and tempests, and inundations in the sea of Galilee, or Tiberias, which would be so very terrible, as to cause great uneasiness, distress, and perplexity; and so some versions render it, “because of the sea”, &c. (h) In Prefat. Echa Rabbati, fol. 38. 4. Jarchi in Ecclesiastes 12.2.
I have faith that as with all things, we will prevail over any adversities that come our way. Now for the articles from WND and Daily Mail on this phenomenon…
1st the blood moon, now the Supermoon
Is there spiritual significance in tonight’s lunar phenomenon?
Published: 20 hours ago
WASHINGTON – If it’s not too cloudy tonight and tomorrow night, you may be startled by the size of the moon.
It’s the first of three so-called Supermoons this summer.
And the discoverer of the blood moons phenomenon, Pastor Mark Biltz, author of “Blood Moons” and the inspiration for a documentary movie of the same name, sees a connection to the “signs in the sun, moon and stars” promised in the Bible.
This weekend’s sky show will be strongest at 7 p.m. Eastern Saturday when the moon will be large and strangely luminous. It will also be just 222,611 miles away from Earth and in what is known as its perigee. Full moons vary in size because of the oval shape of its orbit and its elliptical path around Earth. When in perigee, the moon is around 50,000 km closer than when it is furthest away, or in apogee.
But an even better show is coming later this summer on Aug. 10 when the moon will be 863 miles closer than on Saturday, and will become full on the same hour as perigree and will appear at its brightest in 2014.
Unlike solar eclipses and other celestial treats, Supermoons occur every 13 months and 18 days. The last time a supermoon made headlines was in June last year, when it appeared to be 14 percent bigger and 30 per cent brighter.
The distance of the moon from Earth varies in its orbit because the orbit is elliptical. The average distance from Earth to the Moon is 238,900 miles. When you have a combination of a full moon that is also closer it is considered a Supermoon. Typically, it is said, this occurs about once a year. But this summer there will be three in a row – July 12, Aug. 10 and Sept. 9.
But, to appreciate what these astronomical signs mean from a biblical standpoint, Biltz says you must check the biblical calendar – sometimes referred to as the “Jewish calendar.”
“Amazingly, according to the biblical calendar months these fall in the month of Tammuz when Israel worshiped the golden calf, the month of Av, when the 10 spies brought the evil report and when the Temple was destroyed twice on the same day, and the month of Elul, which is the month of repentance,” says Biltz, who discovered the blood moon tetrad occurring in 2014 and 2015 coincides with Passover and the Feast of Tabernacles in those successive years. “There is also added significance as it precedes a Shemitah year, or the seventh year of the seven-year cycle beginning this Rosh Hashanah. Next year, it happens again!”
Biltz, of El Shaddai Ministries in Tacoma, Washington, points out that in Genesis, God said He created the sun and the moon for signals about coming events.
“Are we watching?” he asks.
Get the “Blood Moons” book and movie now.
And see the trailer:
“Blood Moons: Decoding the Imminent Heavenly Signs” by Mark Biltz
Get ready for the summer of supermoons! Lunar surface will appear bigger and brighter tonight – and there will be THREE chances to see it
- July 12th, August 10th, and Sept. 9th will all be supermoons
- Full Moons that occur on the perigee side of the Moon’s orbit seem extra big and bright
It is set to be one of the best summers in history for sun watchers.
Tonight will see the first of three ‘supermoons’, where the sun appears far bigger and brighter than normal.
July 12th, August 10th, and Sept. 9th will all be supermoons, Nasa said, with August’s being ‘extra super’.
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A supermoon rises over the temple of Poseidon, the ancient Greek god of the seas, in Cape Sounion some 60 km (37 miles) east of Athens June 23, 2013. On Saturday a perigee moon coincides with a full moon creating a super moon when it will pass by the earth at its closest point
WHAT IS A SUPERMOON
The supermoon is not the technical term for the full Moon.
Astronomers call this phenomenon a ‘perigee moon,’ which describes the full moon that occurs when the moon is at its closest point to Earth each year.
Perigee marks the closest point of a body as it orbits around Earth, while apogee marks the farthest point from Earth.
Full Moons vary in size because of the oval shape of the Moon’s orbit.
The Moon follows an elliptical path around Earth with one side (‘perigee’) about 50,000 km closer than the other (‘apogee’).
This coincidence happens three times in 2014.
On July 12th and Sept 9th the Moon becomes full on the same day as perigee.
On August 10th it becomes full during the same hour as perigee – arguably making it an extra-super Moon.
However, Geoff Chester of the US Naval Observatory say the phenomenon is not actually that rare – it’s just that we normally miss it.
‘Generally speaking, full Moons occur near perigee every 13 months and 18 days, so it’s not all that unusual,’ he says.
‘In fact, just last year there were three perigee Moons in a row, but only one was widely reported.’
He believes the ‘hanging moon’ is likely to be the thing most people remember.
Supermoon over New York: For reasons not fully understood by astronomers or psychologists, low-hanging Moons look unnaturally large when they beam through trees, buildings and other foreground objects.
‘The ‘Moon Illusion’ is probably what will make people remember this coming set of Full Moons, more than the actual view of the Moon itself,’ he said.
The illusion occurs when the Moon is near the horizon.
For reasons not fully understood by astronomers or psychologists, low-hanging Moons look unnaturally large when they beam through trees, buildings and other foreground objects.
When the Moon illusion amplifies a perigee Moon, the swollen orb rising in the east at sunset can seem super indeed.
‘I guarantee that some folks will think it’s the biggest Moon they’ve ever seen if they catch it rising over a distant horizon, because the media will have told them to pay attention to this particular one,’ says Chester.
‘There’s a part of me that wishes that this ‘super-Moon’ moniker would just dry up and blow away, like the ‘Blood-Moon’ that accompanied the most recent lunar eclipse, because it tends to promulgate a lot of mis-information,’ admits Chester.
‘However, if it gets people out and looking at the night sky and maybe hooks them into astronomy, then it’s a good thing.
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