After being dormant for nearly 40 years, the world’s largest active volcano, Mauna Loa, located on the Big Island in Hawaii, has apparently come to life sending a stream of ash into the atmosphere and darkening the skies.
According to the US Geological Survey, it erupted late Sunday night, Nov 28, 2022, bringing with it dozens of earthquakes.
Though there have been no reports of lava flows from the eruption, the skies turned amber-red because of the ash.
Mauna Loa, which last erupted in 1984, is part of a group of five volcanos, located on the largely rural Big Island of Hawaii. The last time it erupted, its lava flows reached within five miles of the city of Hilo.
The mention of the sky turning red is reminiscent of the Prophet Joel’s warning of columns of smoke, the iconic symbol of volcanos, that would bring with them fire, blood (death), a red moon and darkened sun.
30 “And I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. 31 The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes. (Joel 2:30-31 ESV)
The plural columns suggest that before the second coming of Christ, the world will be hit with an unprecedented time of volcanic activity that will release so much ash it will darken the sun.