Tetrads Today

In July of 2013, I wrote a three-part series on a tetrad of astronomical events.  They were called ‘Tetrads and Trumpets”.  The first was de-bunking Mark Biltz and talking about the tetrad with some history thrown in.  The second was looking at the tetrads and Israel, and how the two seem inextricably interwoven, and how they relate to end time events (SMS and Olivet).  The third post was about how the tetrads relate to ‘More Four’, as well as when – potentially – the occupation of Jerusalem will occur.

I know… it was a long time ago, and a lot of information.
Do you remember this picture, at any rate?
It’s a little (LOT) nicer than it used to be:

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At any rate, the reason I bring these up is because we’re coming up on another one of the events in the tetrad.  Here’s the news article that pricked my memory:

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/18sep_lunareclipse/

On Wednesday morning, Oct. 8th, not long before sunrise, the bright full Moon over North America will turn a lovely shade of celestial red.  It’s a lunar eclipse—visible from all parts of the USA.  “It promises to be a stunning sight, even from the most light polluted cities,” says NASA’s longtime eclipse expert Fred Espenak. “I encourage everyone, especially families with curious children, to go out and enjoy the event.”

From the east coast of North America, totality begins at 6:25 am EDT.  The Moon will be hanging low over the western horizon, probably swollen by the famous Moon illusion into a seemingly-giant red orb, briefly visible before daybreak. West-coast observers are even better positioned. The Moon will be high in the sky as totality slowly plays out between 3:25 am and 4:24 am PDT.

“Despite some recent eruptions that look spectacular from the ground, there have been no large injections of volcanic gases into the stratosphere,” says Keen. “In the absence of volcanic effects, I expect a rather normal reddish-orange lunar eclipse similar in appearance to last April’s eclipse.”  In other words, this is going to be good.

Espenak notes that “the total lunar eclipse of Oct. 8 is the second of four consecutive total lunar eclipses. Such a set of total eclipses is known as a tetrad.” The next eclipse in the tetrad is six months from now, in April 2015.   “Don’t wait,” he urges. Mark your calendar for October 8th, wake up early, and enjoy the show.

We’re still working our way thru these things, so this is amazing (and edifying) stuff.  And remember, full moons are crazy times in which the pull of the earth affects not only the tides but the pressure on the planet… in other words, more quakes.  Regardless of what happens, I just wanted to post a little heads up, to remind everyone of this coming event!

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