Blood moon from years past. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File) AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File
Blood moon from years past. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, File)

With the imminent arrival of the Sukkot holiday, now is a great time to look back to 2015, when the fourth blood moon in a row showed up during a Jewish holiday.

At the time, the internet was ablaze with speculation as to what the blood moon represents according to Jewish tradition, yet there was no clear consensus.

For those who were fortunate to be up in the early morning hours on the first day of Sukkot (Sept 28, 2015), the experience of witnessing the blood moon over Jerusalem was simply indescribable.

Within an 18 month period, there were four blood moons. Amazingly, each one fell on a major Jewish holiday – Passover and Sukkot.

In 2018, three different types of moon cycles aligned in one night! On January 31, the blood moon was set to coincide with the blue moon and the “supermoon,” the latter of which describes a full moon reaching its closest point to the Earth in its orbit, when it appears about 14 percent bigger and brighter than it normally does.

Take a look back and see what the blood moon looked like back in 2015!


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