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Coincidence or alarm bell? A stunning blood moon over Manhattan

On August 24, 2016, the British newspaper The Telegraph published photos of a stunning blood moon that appeared a day earlier over New York skyline. The incredible images were taken by Jennifer Khordi, a semi-professional photographer, from her spot 25 miles away in New Jersey.

She described it as one of the “most amazing things I have ever seen.”  Others commented on the photos stating they had seen the same thing. You can see more of Jennifer’s stunning photos taken that night on her Instagram account and Facebook page.

Then on that same day, August 24, 2016, websites around world started broadcasting news of a powerful earthquake that hit the province of Riete in the mountainous region of Italy. In a matter of hours the death toll climbed from 38 people to 120 then to 247, with more expected.

The town of Amatrice, which is only 100 kms (60 miles) from Rome, was the epicenter of the quake. It was one of three villages severely hit.

A tourist town according to Reuters, Amatrice was voted one of the most beautiful historic villages in Italy last year. Over 75% of the village was destroyed and people said the destruction reminded them of something out of “Dante’s Inferno.”

The Telegraph described it as an ‘‘’apocalyptic’ 6.2 quake.”

But it didn’t stop there.

A less reported earthquake of 6.8 magnitude also hit the southeast Asian country of Mayanmar, also called Burma, on August 24. Centered in a rural area, only three people were reportedly killed, but it leveled dozens of temples and pagodas. The quake was felt in neighboring Bangladesh, India and Thailand.

So is it a coincidence that these two major earthquakes occurred on the heals of a stunning blood moon visible on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean in New York City?

Blood moons have apocalyptic overtones in the Bible. But since the world routinely sees blood moons, on their own they mean nothing.

In order for their appearance to have an end-times significance, they need to be connected with  other events.

Speaking of the coming “Day of the Lord,” the prophet Joel ties blood moons with a solar eclipse, volcanoes and earthquakes (Joel 2: 10, 31).

The Apostle John in his vision of the end times links blood moons with an earthquake, a solar eclipse, and a bombardment of the earth from the sky — perhaps meteors or asteroids:

12 I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood; 13 and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind. (Revelation 6:12-13 NASV).

This suggests these joined end-time events may happen in close proximity to each other.

Now to be fair when the prophets wrote these passages, they were not capable at that time of seeing a blood moon in one part of the world and connecting it with events in another. But these prophecies were not written for their time, they were for a future age — when modern technology allows us to do just that.

So are earthquakes happening a day after a blood moon anything more than a coincidence?


But it also may be a loud alarm bell warning the world of what is yet to come.



  1. sergio f. trujillo says

    Yes, as Linda points out: Why didn’t the media cover such an spectacular event?
    Why there aren’t more photos posted on the social webs by the citzens of the most cosmopolitan city of the whole world? Completely unexplainable.
    I will realy like to hear people commenting on it.


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