Monday, 6 October 2014


by Sea Dean
Mixed Media
2" x 6" on Strathmore Windpower

This painting is the opposite end of the scale from the thick impasto of yesterday.  High flow offers delicate floaty mixtures of vibrant translucence. Which do you like best?

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I've given 24 hours warning for you to find a good location for viewing the blood moon.

The first Blood Moon eclipse in a series of four was on the night of April 14-15, 2014. The second is on the night of October 7-8, 2014. There will be two more in the series. This time the Blood Moon, is also a lunar eclipse. Before this century, a Tetrad hadn't occurred for 300 years. Follow the links below to learn more about Blood Moons.
What is a lunar tetrad?
Blood Moons in Biblical prophecy
Dates of Biblical prophecy Blood Moons in 2014 and 2015
How common is a tetrad of total lunar eclipses?
Why is the term Blood Moon being used to mean a full moon of a lunar tetrad?
Other times in astronomy you hear “moon” and “blood” in same sentence.
Dates of Harvest and Hunter’s Moons in 2014 and 2015
A Christian astronomer talks about Blood Moons
Total lunar eclipse for the Americas on night of April 14-15
Total lunar eclipse of Hunter’s Moon on night of October 7-8
Order EarthSky’s moon calendar as a fun way to enjoy the moon phases throughout the year.

This is what a total eclipse looks like.  This is the total eclipse of October 27, 2004 via Fred Espenak of NASA, otherwise known as Mr. Eclipse.  Visit Fred's page here.
This is the total eclipse of October 27, 2004 via Fred Espenak of NASA. Visit Fred’s page here. Astronomy writers often describe a totally eclipsed moon as appearing ‘blood red.’ Here’s why the moon turns red during a total eclipse.

What is a lunar tetrad? Both astronomers and followers of certain Christian pastors are talking about the lunar tetrad of 2014-2015. What is a tetrad? It’s four successive total lunar eclipses, with no partial lunar eclipses in between, each of which is separated from the other by six lunar months (six full moons)

Blood Moons in Biblical prophecy. From what we’ve been able to gather, two Christian pastors, Mark Blitz and John Hagee, use the term Blood Moon to apply to the full moons of the tetrad in 2014 and 2015. John Hagee appears to have popularized the term in his 2013 book Four Blood Moons: Something is About to Change.

Mark Blitz and John Hagee speak of a lunar tetrad as representing a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy. After all, the moon is supposed to turn blood red before the end times, isn’t it? As described in Joel 2:31 (Common English Bible):

The sun will be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood before the great and dreadful day of the LORD comes.
That description, by the way, describes both a total solar eclipse and total lunar eclipse. Sun turned to darkness = moon directly between the Earth and sun in a total solar eclipse. Moon turned to blood = Earth directly between the sun and moon, Earth’s shadow falling on the moon in a total lunar eclipse. 

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