On Friday September 30, a rare Black Moon will occur, which many are linking to the apocalypse.
The spectacular Black Moon occurs when the illuminated side of the moon is caught in the shadow of the Earth, making it virtually impossible to see.
The phenomenon happens roughly every 32 months, but this one holds special significance due to other universal activity this month.
The first day of September brought with it a ‘ring of fire’ solar eclipse – where the moon falls in line with the Earth and the sun above Africa, making it appear as if the sun had darkened.
This, coupled with the Black Moon, has got many fearing the worst.
One conspiracy theorist wrote on Facebook: “Those signs are letting us know that Jesus is soon coming. We are approaching the end of our world and the end of life on Earth for all human being. Every day, we have to come closer to our saviour Jesus Christ. For none can escape for what is coming for the Earth.”
Another wrote: “The Lord will make the moon turn red as blood … and turn black. Sounds familiar?”
When the rare double phenomenon is linked to the Bible, it can make for terrifying reading for Christians and conspiracy theorists.
According to website Signs Of The End Times, the Book of Matthew, chapter 24:29, reads: “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.”
WHEN IS THE BLACK MOON?
In Luke 21:25-26, the Bible says: “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and looking after those things which are coming on the earth.”
However, scientists say there is nothing to fear, and the Earth will carry on as normal during and after the Black Moon.
The Black Moon will mainly be visible in the Western Hemisphere, over North and South America, with the most western portions of Europe seeing it too.
It will reach its peak at 20:11 Eastern Time – where, in the US, it will be most visible – or 01:11 on Saturday morning UK time.