I experienced a rare sight last week when the moon turned red as did millions of other people. We were told that the red moon was a “blood moon” because of the “reddish color that results when the Earth comes between the sun and moon….” We were also told there will be a “rare series of four total lunar eclipses that occur over two-year periods,” with the added information that these “`blood moons’ … are tied to major events involving Israel.”
I do not remember seeing a red moon at any time previously in my life, but I have read many places in the scriptures about the moon turning to blood just prior to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. “But, behold, I say unto you that before this great day shall come the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall be turned into blood, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and there shall be greater signs in heaven above and in the earth beneath” (Doctrine and Covenants 29:14).
I was anxious to see the red moon because of the above prophecy. I was just curious but not concerned about the end of the world or anything fearful. I found the red moon fascinating, but I could not help wondering if it is the same type of red moon that will appear when Christ comes. Will that sight be caused simply by a lunar eclipse? Of course, none of us know what will cause it – at least not at the present time, but it is an interesting idea to ponder.