Last week it was Mars lining up with the earth and moon, tonight it will be a Blood Moon during a total lunar eclipse. And there's more for sky watchers, this is just the first of 4 Blood Moons/total lunar eclipses in the coming year and a half. There are normally only two lunar eclipses each year, none full, mostly unnoticeable. The four blood moons will occur in roughly six-month intervals on the following dates: April 15, 2014; October 8, 2014; April 4, 2015, and September 28, 2015.
Some Blood Moon references in scripture
“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD comes,” [Joel 2:31].
THE SUN WILL BE TURNED INTO DARKNESS AND THE MOON INTO BLOOD, BEFORE THE GREAT AND GLORIOUS DAY OF THE LORD SHALL COME. 21'AND IT SHALL BE THAT EVERYONE WHO CALLS ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.'…Acts 2:20-21
And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood. Rev 6:12
This moon is called a Blood Moon because it takes on this color during the eclipse as it passes through the Earth's shadow, which is the color of a desert sunset.