Blood moon apocalypse
Doomsday preachers insist that tonight's blood moon is clearly a sign of God's coming wrath.

Today's the day, folks the world is finally ending. Batten down the hatches, hold your loved ones close, and hope for the best.

Numerous doomsday preachers have issued dire warnings that tonight's blood moon will bring with it the long-awaited apocalypse. How do they know this? Their prediction stems from the Book of Joel, which apparently forecasts an end to the world. The line in question reads: "The sun will turn into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes."

If the preachers are to be believed, that terrible day is here.

What is a Blood Moon?

A blood moon is a rare astronomical phenomenon during which the moon takes on a distinct blood-red color, especially noticeable when it's on the horizon. According to scientists, the color is caused by sunlight reflecting at a particular angle through the earth's atmosphere and lighting up the moon.

Of course this scientific explanation doesn't mean much to doomsday preachers, who insist the blood moon is clearly a sign of God's coming wrath. Why else would he turn it red - the universal color of anger, rage, and destruction?

It should be noted that this is not just any old blood moon - tonight's event happens to coincide with the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century. This revelation tipped the scales for some people, who are now convinced the doomsday claims are accurate.

Should We Be Worried?

Okay, what are the odds this actually happens? There have been hundreds if not thousands of previous apocalypse predictions. From Y2K to the much-hyped end of the Mayan calendar in 2012, this is far from the first time we've been told to run for the hills.

So, for the time being, color us skeptical. But if the sky does start falling, we'll be looking for an underground bunker to crash. Any tips are welcome!

[Update 7/31]: Good news! Looks like we're all still here! Maybe the sky will indeed fall one day, but not just yet. See you all for the next doomsday prediction!


  1. tom's Avatar tom

    It should be no surprise the notions of god is less and less influential in people's lives. First, there are endless predictions of the end of time, the world, etc. which come to nothing. Second, it is always the wrath of god. Government in all it's forms, our boss, our spouse/significant other, our neighbor, etc.all seem to be after us. We don't even get a break from god which implies an eternity of someone coming after us. It gets to be too much.

  1. Lori's Avatar Lori

    As I sit here on the back porch gazing out at the beautiful view of the mountains and and pasture land of east TN, I'm baffled by the insane BS that comes from some of these crazy preachers. Why do they want the world to end? Why does this kind of thinking keep rising from the depths of the "good book"? Why do people keep eating this stuff up? I guess we'll never know.

    1. Carl Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Elfstrom

      I like what that guy in the movie used to say about it. You know, the one who won a congressional medal of honor for playing ping pong. "My mother always told me that stupid is as stupid does."

      1. Lori's Avatar Lori

        That's a good one! And so true.

      2. Linda Happenny's Avatar Linda Happenny

        Forest Gump

  1. DrTony's Avatar DrTony

    Three things - first, with a great deal of sarcasm, you have to give them credit for trying. One of these days, they are going to get it right.

    Second, without the sarcasm, we don't need God to destroy the earth; we are doing a pretty job by ourselves.

    Third, please note that several of these predictors have won the Ignoble Prize in Mathematics for their inability to use mathematics -

    1. James Grainger's Avatar James Grainger


  1. John Owens's Avatar John Owens

    The Savior Himself said He did not know the day or hour. Much less these charlatans.

    1. Milton's Avatar Milton

      The mythical creature in the sky that cannot be proven said it doesn't know when

  1. Hoggdogg's Avatar Hoggdogg



    since the bible says. even the son knows not the hour. then take a chill pill. relax continue living your own faith. you are not bound by any thing. have heard them for over 70 years .

    1. Carl Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Elfstrom

      They should listen to the song "In The Year 2525." That was a prophetic vision from the gods of rock-n-roll, and proves we will have a future.

  1. Carl Elfstrom's Avatar Carl Elfstrom

    Doesn't the Bible say something like "He will come like a thief in the night"? Doesn't that mean nobody will know when he is coming? So why try to predict the unpredictable? The world ends for each of us when we die and go through the light. Planet Earth has been here for millions of years and will be here for millions more. Nothing known to humanity now will be known then. Our greatest manuscripts, if even dug up by then, will seem as simple as prehistoric caveman etchings in stone, and nobody will be here to accurately transcribe or interpret them. Humanity may make the world uninhabitable long before then, but the planet will remain, and eventually be restored. And countless more civilizations will rise and fall, none of which will know of our religions, before this planet ceases to exist.

  1. power to the people's Avatar power to the people

    The only people that eat this up are the lost, or the still searching. Oh the DRAMA!!!!!!

  1. Carrie's Avatar Carrie

    As my mother used to tell me, "The world ends every few seconds, for someone." That is how it ends for us all. Blessed Be.

  1. Ray Plate's Avatar Ray Plate

    Since the Bible says in so many words that no one but God knows that we have nothing to worry about.

  1. REV. THEO KLEBES Interfaith Chaplin's Avatar REV. THEO KLEBES Interfaith Chaplin

    Beam me up Scotty and make it Quick!!!!¡

  1. Lori's Avatar Lori

    Hey! This is a good one that everyone seems to agree with. Miracles do happen!

    1. Milton's Avatar Milton

      miracles are just unusual events that have yet to be explained by science.

      1. Lori's Avatar Lori

        Thanks for that info!

      2. James's Avatar James

        Exactly... No such thing as a miracle. As soon as one understand the parodox of existence miracles will be day in - day out events fully understood. Miracle is a term coined to fill in the gap so humans have no need to "think" about energy..

  1. Frank Villari's Avatar Frank Villari

    So, lets see... wrong, yet again? Still here! How about we spend more energy touting the good in life and stop running around like Chicken Little? We need to be living in the now, not in the future.

  1. James's Avatar James

    The 27th-2018 & the world will end 2nite? It did end. Lets see this from copious angles & spins. 1, The world did end. Kinda like a mini death when ones sleeps. 2, The world (as known by the one making the claim). the world may have ended to him. Physical death, born again. 3, I'll have to agree w/ the claimant on this view. The world WILL end "tonight". Every night is "tonight". When the sun goes supernova it will be a good nite for what may be left at the end. 4, The world will NEVER end tomorrow. Tomorrow never comes. It definitively not end yesterday as you are reading this. So it must be "tonight" that it ends. The epistemology of egocentric predicaments. LOL.

  1. James's Avatar James

    Do I read.... ~ ~ “The sun will turn into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes.” ~ ~ ????????????? That has no implications of an ending. The great AND terrible day? Lets pick one (terrible or Gr8)? . The LORD / LAWs come? The lord & laws are always here. Will happen B4 the terrible / Gr8 appearance? How much B4? A week? 100k years? To convoluted to take fathom that cherry picked quote in a limited physical form. It must be mistranslated or hold additional meaning.

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