The moon is set to turn blood red this weekend in an event some pastors are claiming was predicted by the Bible as a sign of Christ’s return.
The ‘Blood Moon’ is a rare celestial event which will see the skies over North America, Asia and Australia be transformed into a deep, red colour.
It is set to be the third of four ‘Blood Moon’ events since 2014 which experts believe will be completed by the end of the year.
The lunar eclipses occur when the moon passes directly behind the earth into its shadow but the rare ‘Tetrad’ of four alignments in close proximity is said by NASA to have happened just a handful of times in the last 2,000 years.
One US Pastor has said the phenomenon shows a ‘great worldwide event’ is set to take place and was predicted in the Bible.
The King James Bible says: “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD comes.”
And pastor John Hagee claims the Blood Moon falling on an Easter weekend is a sign ‘something dramatic will happen which will change the whole world’.
He said: “”I believe we’re going to see something dramatic happen in the Middle East involving Israel that will change the course of history in the Middle East and impact the whole world.