The full effect of the "Blood Moon" will be see in the early hours of Tuesday

The full effect of the “Blood Moon” will be seen in the early hours of Tuesday

Star gazers, get your binoculars out since tonight you have front row seats to one of the natural world’s most spectacular displays: a total lunar eclipse, commonly called a “Blood Moon.”

A lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, moon, and Earth align so that Earth’s shadow falls across the moon’s surface.

The moon will not completely disappear however it will take on a reddish hue, hence the name “Blood Moon.”

The full effect of the total eclipse will be seen in Dominica at approximately 3:46 on Tuesday morning, however you can start seeing the event hours before.

There will be a total of four ‘Blood Moons’ in 2014 and 2015 which is already causing some hysteria similar to the one surrounding the Mayan prophecy which said that the world would end on 21 December, 2012.

American pastor and author John Hagee’s book Four Blood Moons: Something is About To Change, which was published last year, noted the connection between the ‘Blood Moons’ and the biblical prophecy about doomsday.

“According to the Biblical prophecy, world history is about to change dramatically,” he told the Daily Express. “To get four blood moons you need something absolutely extraordinary in astrological terms. Every time this has happened in the last 500 years, it has coincided with tragedy for the Jewish people followed by triumph. And once again, for Israel, the timing of this Tetrad is remarkable.”

He added, “The first of the four blood moons will come on April 15 this year, during Passover. The second will be on October 8, at the time of the Feast of the Tabernacles. On April 4, 2015, during Passover, we will have another blood moon. Then finally, on September 28, during next year’s Feast of the Tabernacles, the fourth blood and final moon will dawn.”

The Bible has its share of red-colored moons.

For example the Book of Joel, 2:31, states: “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come.”

Revelations 6:12, says: “There was a great earthquake. The Sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair. The whole Moon turned blood red.”