Blood Red Moon 'Will Bring The End Of The World Today'

The moon is supposed to turn blood red later on tonight in a total lunar eclipse, which is pretty damn exciting, and to make things even better it's destined to be the longest one this century - maybe because the world will end.

Yep, that's right, the world is going to end - according to doomsday preachers. So make sure you're enjoying yourself at 8:30pm, might as well go out doing something good.

The Mirror have reported that the blood moon prophecy supposedly reveals hidden messages in the Christian Bible about the end times approaching. Who knew an orange moon could cause such a commotion?

Whether or not the world ends (which it won't, btw) it promises to be quite impressive either way. So it will be well worth a look.

But how have people worked out that Armageddon is imminent, you ask? Well, the theory was originally devised by two Christian ministers called John Hagee and Mark Blitz.

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The pair reckon an ongoing 'tetrad', which is a series of four lunar eclipses, occurring around Jewish holidays, with six full moons in-between, signals the beginning of the end times. That is apparently as per the description in the Book of Revelations and the Book of Acts in the Bible.

What they've failed to deal with is that the 'tetrad' that they are on about actually ended back at the end of September 2015. Awkward.

The 'blood moon' theory is interpreted from the Book of Joel, which says: "The sun will turn into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes."

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Nevertheless, on Friday, the total lunar eclipse - when the moon passes behind Earth and into its shadow - will last all of one hour and 43 minutes.

But the UK will miss 20 minutes of it because the moon will be below the horizon in Britain when the eclipse begins. Sounds about right, the UK missing out on something? No, I'm not even talking about the World Cup.

The total eclipse will begin at around 8.30pm in the UK on July 27 and will finish at 10.13pm. From quarter past 10 until around half 12 there will be a partial eclipse.

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The MailOnline recommends that to get the best view of the eclipse, you should make sure you are in an area with low-light pollution. These could be high vantage points in a built-up area, or ideally, a trip to the countryside should provide the best view.

But remember, choose your spot wisely because it'll be the last decision you make...

And if it does actually happen, I'm going to feel like a right idiot for mocking it. Ah, I'll be dead anyway. See you on the other side.

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Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd is a Journalist at LADbible. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class BA in Journalism. Becky previously worked as Chief Reporter at Cavendish Press, supplying news and feature stories to national newspapers and women's magazines.

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