“Blood Moons” on Hebraic
Feast and Holy Days

A “tetrad” of lunar eclipses, along with two solar eclipses, has taken place on Hebraic/Jewish feast and holy days during 2014 and 2015.  The lunar eclipses are referred to as “blood moons,” due to the red appearance of the moon during these eclipses.

Although this clumping of lunar eclipses on special days on the Jewish calendar is not unprecedented, it is highly unusual.  Some say that whenever this happens, it is associated with negative events for Israel, or for Jews located in certain places in the world.  This can be soon before, soon after, or during the span of eclipses.  It also is said that solar eclipses occuring during the same time are bad omens for the other nations of the world.

A list of the lunar and solar eclipses during 2014 and 2015 can be seen in this chart: Lunar and Solar Eclipses: 2014 & 2015.  Below, images and dates of groupings of blood moon tetrads, over the past couple of millennia, can be seen.  During these times (at least prior to 2014 and 2015), Jews in Israel and around the world were under great persecution.

Click on the small images of “blood moon” information to see enlargements.  The white areas are regions where the eclipses are the most visible, while the darkest areas are regions where the eclipses cannot be seen at all.

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2014 and 2015



1967 and 1968


1949 and 1950


1493 and 1494


860 and 861


842 and 843


795 and 796


162 and 163




32 and 33


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