Tonight’s full moon is quite rare in an already rare year.
- There are two full moons in October, making tonight’s moon a “blue moon.”
- For the first time in decades, a full moon will be seen simultaneously over every time zone in the United States.
- But what’s crazier is that this will be the first full moon on Halloween in 76 years.
That was 1944. The same year of the Bretton Woods Conference, where the world’s first global monetary system was put in place… if you read my last article, you’ll know why I experienced a good jolt when I heard this.
And if you’re wondering, “Um… aren’t you being a bit superstitious?”
…well, not really.
Biblically, the sun, moon and stars are given to us by God not just for seasons but also as “signs (אוֹת, oth) and for appointed times (מ֣וֹעֲדִ֔ים, moadim)” (Genesis 1:14).
I think we know this intuitively.
If you’re a long-time teacher, you know to be extra vigilant on full moons, especially on Fridays (can I get an amen?). *shiver*
Ancient cultures were very interested in astrolgy/astronomy because there was an uncanny connection between what they saw in the heavens and what they experienced here on earth. the Bible is no different. The wisemen found Jesus by following signs in the sky. Revelation 12 describes the exact date of the birth of Jesus (see below) in astronomical terms. We are even encouraged as believers to pay attention to signs in the heavens (ex. Luke 21:25).
So whether you’re are a serious Bible believer or just someone who knows that full moons have real world effects (any long time school teacher can attest to this), just consider this as you go about your day today.
Be careful out there, and be vigilant.
P.S., just ’cause I think it’s cool… 🙂
When you plot out the astronomical signs of Revelation 12 in any astronomy software, you find an 80 minute window on September 11, 3 BC. That date corresponded with the Jewish calendar date of Rosh Hashanah, the 1st day of the month of Tishri, the day when the kings of Israel were crowned during the Feast of Trumpets.