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9/3/15

Blood moon doomsday prophesy: The science behind the hype - by Olivia Lowenberg

The lunar eclipse set to occur later this month has both skywatchers and some Christians excited, but for very different reasons.

John Hagee, founder and current leader of the Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, has been prophesying for months that the upcoming "blood moon," so named for the reddish hue that the moon takes on as it is illuminated by sunlight passing through the Earth's atmosphere, will bring calamity.

Hagee's 2013 book, "Four Blood Moons" sought to draw parallels between previous lunar eclipses and important events in Jewish history, such as the expulsion of Jews from Spain in 1492 to the creation of the Israeli state in 1948.

Read more: Blood moon doomsday prophesy: The science behind the hype - CSMonitor.com

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