For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
Blood Moon Tetrads and Triples
In 2014, the first of 4 total lunar eclipses occurs on Passover (First Feast Day), April 15, 2014, followed by a solar eclipse on April 29, 2014, then the second total lunar eclipse occurs on the Feast of Succoth (Last Fall Feast Day), October 8, 2014, followed by another solar eclipse on October 23, 2014.
In 2015, the Jewish religious year begins with the total solar eclipse March 20, 2015, then two weeks later the third total lunar eclipse occurs on Passover, April 4, 2015, and then the civil year beginning with the total solar eclipse on September 13, 2015 followed two weeks later by the fourth total blood red moon on the Feast of Succoth, September 28, 2015.
Tetrads of four sequential lunar eclipses with no intervening partial lunar eclipses occurs 6 other times in this century, but this is the only time it occurs on the Jewish holy days of Passover and Feast of Tabernacles.
The last time that four blood red moons occurred together was in 1967-1968, probably related to the recapture of Jerusalem by Israel. The time that the tetrad occurred before this was in 1949-1950, probably related to Israel becoming a nation. Before this time, the last occurrence was 1493-1494, probably related to the expulsion of the Jews from Spain.
Since 1 AD, this tetrad has occurred on these holy days a total of 7 times. In 2014-2015, it will be the 8th time. It won't occur again for another 500 years. Passover, April 15, 2014, total lunar eclipse (Partial solar eclipse, April 29, 2014) Feast of Tabernacles, October 8, 2014, total lunar eclipse (Partial solar eclipse, October 23, 2014)
(Jewish Civil New Years Day, total solar eclipse, March 20, 2015) Passover, April 4, 2015, total lunar eclipse, rapture, (Jesus came the first time on Passover). (Feast of Trumpets, partial solar eclipse, September 13, 2015) Feast of Tabernacles, September 28, 2015, total lunar eclipse, (Christ returns to the world?)
The Lunar Tetrad occurs exactly in the middle between the two Lunar Triples seems to place a lot of emphasis on this Tetrad.
The central date in the Tetrad from April 15, 2014 (first blood moon) to September 28, 2015 (fourth blood moon) is January 5, 2015. For instance, the number of inclusive days between these two dates is 266 days; so if you add half of that number, 133 days, to April 15, 2014, inclusive, the result is January 5, 2015.
The central date between the Triples from December 21, 2010 to January 21, 2019 is also January 5, 2015. For instance, the number of inclusive days between these two dates is 2954 days; so if you add half of that number, 1477 days, to December 21, 2010, inclusive, the result is January 5, 2015.
The emphasis is on the Tetrad, exactly centered between the Triples, not on the January 5, 2015 date itself. This is just a mathematical way of showing that the Tetrad is centered between the Triples. That seems very rare indeed.
Between two dates: http://www.timeanddate.com/date/duration.html
Date plus days: http://www.timeanddate.com/date/dateadd.html Lunar Triple before Lunar Tetrad 1-December 21, 2010 (to January 21, 2019 inclusive = 2954 days) 2-June 15, 2011 3-December 10, 2011 (to January 21, 2018 inclusive = 2235 days)
Lunar Tetrad 1-April 15, 2014 07:46:48 (to September 28, 2015 inclusive = 532 days; ) 2-October 8, 2014 10:55:44 (to April 4, 2015 inclusive = 179 days) -- (December 21, 2010 plus 1477 days inclusive = January 5, 2015) -- (December 10, 2011 plus 1117 days inclusive = December 30, 2014) -- (April 15, 2014 plus 266 days inclusive = January 5, 2015) -- (April 15, 2014 07:46:48 plus 265d 21h 30m = January 6, 2015 at 5:16:48) -- (October 8, 2014 plus 89 days inclusive = January 5, 2015) -- (October 8, 2014 10:55:44 plus 89d 12h 32m = January 5, 2015 at 11:27:44 PM) 3-April 4, 2015 12:01:24 (178d 1h 5m 40s) or 179d 1h 5m 40sinclusive 4-September 28, 2015 02:48:17 (530d 19h 1m 29s) or 531d 19h 1m 30s inclusive
Also, what is interesting is that each Lunar Triple has a total solar eclipse on the outside of it. The outside total solar eclipse on the "before" Lunar Triple is actually the 3rd total solar eclipse in the group of 3 total solar eclipses on the first of Av, maybe linking these together in a picture.
And, between each Lunar Triple and the Lunar Tetrad are four solar eclipses (total, annular or hybrid), again bringing symmetry to the picture and possibly highlighting the Tetrad again.
And notice how both Lunar Triples have four partial (not total, annular or hybrid) solar eclipses associated with them in exactly the same arrangement.
Here are the dates of the solar eclipses associated within the Lunar Triples and Lunar Tetrad. All dates are obtained from NASA eclipse website. All the solar eclipses on either side of the Lunar Tetrad are exactly equally distanced from the center of the Lunar Tetrad. For instance the two solar eclipses closest to the center of the Lunar Tetrad, October 23, 2014, and March 20, 2015, are the same distance on either side of the January 5, 2015 date. This same layout applies to all ten sets of the 20 solar eclipses.
Total, annular and hybrid solar eclipses are very similar to each other, versus a partial solar eclipse. A total eclipse occurs when the dark silhouette of the Moon completely obscures the intensely bright light of the Sun, allowing the much fainter solar corona to be visible. An annular eclipse occurs when the Sun and Moon are exactly in line, but the apparent size of the Moon is smaller than that of the Sun. Hence the Sun appears as a very bright ring, or annulus, surrounding the outline of the Moon. A hybrid eclipse (also called annular/total eclipse) shifts between a total and annular eclipse. At certain points on the surface of the Earth it appears as a total eclipse, whereas at other points it appears as annular. Hybrid eclipses are comparatively rare.
You can see the details about 2011-2020 lunar eclipses on the NASA Lunar Eclipse website. And you can determine the location of the eclipses by clicking on the links under the chart heading "Geographic Region of Eclipse Visibility".
Partial Solar Eclipses during "before" (first) Lunar Triple January 4, 2011 June 1, 2011 July 1, 2011 November 25, 2011 (to February 15, 2018 inclusive = 2275 days)
Solar Eclipses between first Lunar Triple and Lunar Tetrad May 20, 2012 (to August 21, 2017 inclusive = 1920 days) November 13, 2012 (to February 26, 2017 inclusive = 1567 days) May 10, 2013 (to September 1, 2016 inclusive = 1211 days) November 3, 2013 (to March 9, 2016 inclusive = 858 days)
Solar Eclipses during Lunar Tetrad April 29, 2014, annual solar eclipse (to September 13, 2015 inclusive = 503 days) October 23, 2014, partial (to March 20, 2015 inclusive = 149 days) -- (November 25, 2011 plus 1137 days = January 5, 2015) -- (May 20, 2012 plus 960 days = January 5, 2015) -- (November 13, 2012 plus 783 days = January 5, 2015) -- (May 10, 2013 plus 605 days = January 5, 2015) -- (November 3, 2013 plus 429 days = January 6, 2015) -- (April 29, 2014 plus 251 days inclusive = January 5, 2015) -- (October 23, 2014 plus 74 days inclusive = January 5, 2015) March 20, 2015, total solar eclipse September 13, 2015, partial
Solar Eclipses between Lunar Tetrad and second Lunar Triple March 9, 2016 September 1, 2016 February 26, 2017 August 21, 2017
Partial Solar Eclipses during "after" (second) Lunar Triple February 15, 2018 July 13, 2018 August 11, 2018 January 6, 2019