And the celestial marriage of our collective wipe-out with the scarlet-hued lunar eclipse is likely to spell big news in conspiracy theory land.
Biblical theorists say our demise will occur when an asteroid strikes the Earth in September 2015
Biblical theorists have been predicting Earth’s demise for some time – even prompting Nasa to speak up in an effort to quell the end-of-days chatter.
Earlier this year, a weary spokesman repeated: “Nasa knows of no asteroid or comet currently on a collision course with Earth, so the probability of a major collision is quite small.
"In fact, as best as we can tell, no large object is likely to strike the Earth any time in the next several hundred years."
Coincidentally the end of days is scheduled to occur on the same day as a Blood Moon
Nonetheless, the legacy of self-proclaimed prophet Rev Efrain Rodriguez - credited as the originator of the asteroid prediction after reportedly writing to Nasa in 2010 to say he had learned of the impending disaster via a message from God - lives on.
He warned that said rock is alleged to make landfall in the ocean near Puerto Rico between 22 – 28 September 2015, causing a massive earthquake and tsunami.
Meanwhile, scientists can confirm a Blood Moon – a lunar eclipse caused by the Moon sliding into the Earth’s shadow thus casting a reddish hue upon it - is set to occur on the 28 September, signaling for some doomsdayers one hell of a double whammy.
This will be the fourth Blood Moon within 18 months – a beautiful, rare and harmless phenomenon astronomers term a 'tetrad’.
There are some minority groups of Christians however who believe the Blood Moon “prophecy” is connected to the return of Jesus, a Rapture that will see Christians taken to heaven and Armageddon.
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Several books have been published about the phenomenon, with authors noting a Bible passage that refers to the moon turning into blood. “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord,” Joel 2:31 says.
In the New Testament, Acts 2:20 echoes the same doom: “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord.”
All in all, if the dates of these events tally 28 September promises to be one heck of a Monday.
If you are troubled by these interpretations, perhaps the words of Gemma Lavender, features editor for All About Space magazine will soothe you.
Lavender told the Liverpool Echo: "There are claims that, with the moon getting closer to Earth, that there is an increased risk of events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions - this is false."
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