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Blood Moons - Tetrad Watch

This page has been put together from several articles and resources on this topic from the net ...

Signs of the times or not ... many are divided on the Blood Moons - Tetrads, and whether they have any prophetic importance. So the purpose of this page is to arm the reader with some historical information on past Tetrads, the future Tetrad and what a Tetrad is. We need to be equipped to better understand for ourselves what the 2014 - 2015 Tetrad is all about and what we can expect ... if anything !!! The picture below is of the upcoming Tetrad of 2014 - 2015 and some are saying that it is incorrect and not Almighty Gods correct calendar. So from the very start we need to look for ourselves at what happened around the past Tetrads if we are to get any idea of what we can expect with the one starting in the Jewish spring of 2014. Of coarse, there are also many that see the Tetrads as very significant to the Jewish people, the nation of Israel with future expectations around the next Tetrad.

Tetrad: When four consecutive lunar eclipses are all total eclipses, the group is known as a tetrad.

The Saros Cycle: is an eclipse cycle with a period of about 18 years 11 days 8 hours (approximately 65851/3 days) that can be used to predict eclipses of the Sun and Moon.  One cycle after an eclipse… the Sun, Earth, and Moon return to approximately the same relative geometry, and a nearly identical eclipse will occur west of the original location.

Tishri: Is the seventh month of the religious year for Israel and the first month of the civil year for Israel. This month holds the feasts of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Tabernacles (also known as Sukkoth).

Rosh Hashanah: This is a two day feast occurring on Tishri 1 and Tishri 2 of the Hebrew calendar. This is also called the feast of trumpets. A lot of people believe this feast day is tied to the rapture of the Christian Church prior to the start of the tribulation.

Yom Kippur: This is known as the Day of Atonement. It is considered to be one of the most important of Jewish Holidays of the year. It is a day set aside to atone for the sins of the past year. It occurs on the 10th day of Tishri. It is found in Leviticus 23:26-32.

Sukkoth (Tabernacles): The feast of Sukkoth begins on Tishri 15, the fifth day of Yom Kippur. It is a joyous feast day while Yom Kippur is one of the most solemn of feast days. Sukkoth is a feast day with a festival atmosphere. It marks a season of rejoicing. Sukkoth means booths and refers to temporary dwelling places the Jews gather into during this holiday.

AV: Av is the fifth month of the Hebrew Calendar. It is a time of mourning for the Jews. There are two festivals that are in Av; on the 9th and on the 15th. On the 9th of Av is Tisha B' Av which is a sad day when Jews fast. It recalls the two temples being destroyed and commemorates other tragic events throughout Jewish History. The other festival which happens in Av… is Tu B' Av. This is a happy occasion in which couples traditionally get together to arrange their wedding.

Nissan: The first month of the Jewish Religious Year - this occurs in the spring time. Passover Occurs on the 15th day of this month.

Passover: The Hebrew feast day commemorating the Lamb Sacrifice in Exodus where the Angel of Death passed over Israel while the firstborn in Egypt were slain. It also is the same day the Lord Yeshua (Jesus Christ), our lamb sacrifice for sins, was crucified.

There was no Tetrad around the Crucifixion

Four PARTIAL lunar eclipses occurred on the Jewish Passover in 32 AD – 33 AD and the "Feast of Tabernacles" in the years before and after the Crucifixion of Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus Christ). The world has since witnessed seven "Tetrads" coinciding with events impacting Jewish and Christian culture.

7 Tetrads After the Crucifixion

162 - 163 AD  Tetrad

Four TOTAL lunar eclipses occurred on the Jewish Passover and Feast of Tabernacles in 162 - 163 AD, coinciding with the worst persecution of Jews… and Christians in the history of the Roman Empire. Within 3 years the Antonine Plague killed eight million people, a third of the population.

795 - 796 AD  Tetrad

Four TOTAL lunar eclipses occurred on the Jewish Passover and Yom Kippur Holidays in 795 - 796 AD while King Charlemagne of the Holy Roman Empire established a DMZ buffer zone between France and Spain, ending centuries of Arab invasions into Western Europe.

842 - 843 AD  Tetrad

Four TOTAL lunar eclipses occurred on the Jewish Passover and Yom Kippur Holidays in 842 - 843 AD. Shortly after the eclipses the Vatican church in Rome was attacked and looted by an Islamic invasion from Africa.

860 - 861 AD  Tetrad

Four TOTAL lunar eclipses occurred on the Jewish Passover and Yom Kippur Holidays in 860 - 861 AD. Shortly after the eclipses the Byzantine Empire defeated Arab armies at the Battle of Lalakaon in Turkey and permanently stopped the Islamic invasion of Eastern Europe.

The last three “Blood Moons” are very important as they affect the Jewish people and Israel reborn

1493 - 1494 AD Tetrad

Four TOTAL lunar eclipses occurred on the Jewish Passover and the Feast of Trumpets Holidays in 1493 – 1494. Only months after King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain ordered all Jewish people to leave the country (after about 200 AD, Spain became and remained a second Jewish homeland for well over a millennia. So deeply woven into the fabric of  Spain are the Jews that neither history can be fully studied without considering the influence of the other).

“In the same month in which their Majesties (Ferdinand and Isabella)] issued the edict that all Jews should be driven out of the kingdom and its territories, in the same month they gave me the order to undertake with sufficient men my expedition of discovery to the Indies.” So begins Christopher Columbus’s diary.

The expulsion that Columbus refers to was so cataclysmic an event that ever since; the date 1492 has been almost as important in Jewish history as in American history. On July 30 of that year, the entire Jewish community, some 200,000 people, were expelled from  Spain. Tens of thousands of refugees died while trying to reach safety. In some instances, Spanish ship captains charged Jewish passengers exorbitant sums, then dumped them overboard in the middle of the ocean. In the last days before the expulsion, rumours spread throughout  Spain that the fleeing refugees had swallowed gold and diamonds, and many Jews were knifed to death by brigands hoping to find treasures in their stomachs.

1492 was the same year that the Jews were expelled from Spain and Christopher Columbus ‘amazingly’…. discovered America which is home today for more than 5 million Jews outside Israel. Like Mordecai said to Esther – “help will come in another way!” And America was blessed by God. More important we believe that America’s purpose was to protect Israel and offer a safe haven for the Jewish people. However, the question is… how long will America still continue this in our day?

1949 - 1950 AD  Tetrad

Four TOTAL lunar eclipses occurred on the Jewish Passover and Feast of Tabernacle in 1949 - 1950 during the 1st Arab - Israeli War for Independence just after Israel had become a nation again for the first time in 2,000 years. It should be noted here: that even though Israel declared themselves a nation in 1948, the first permanent government took office on January 25th, 1949. Israel had a transitional government in 1948. In this way the “(Tetrad) four blood moons” can tie to the year 1949 for the first elected office of that year and the birth year could still be 1948.

On 14th May, 1948 - Israel proclaimed its independence. Less than 24 hours later, the regular armies of Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq invaded the country, forcing Israel to defend the sovereignty it had regained in its ancestral homeland. In what became known as Israel's War of Independence, the newly formed, poorly equipped Israel Defence Forces (IDF) repulsed the invaders in fierce intermittent fighting, which lasted some 15 months and claimed over 6,000 Israeli lives (nearly one percent of the country's Jewish population at the time).

During the first months of 1949, direct negotiations were conducted under United Nations auspices between Israel and each of the invading countries (except Iraq, which refused to negotiate with Israel), resulting in armistice agreements which reflected the situation at the end of the fighting.

Accordingly, the Coastal Plain, Galilee and the entire Negev were within Israel's sovereignty, Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) came under Jordanian rule, the Gaza Strip came under Egyptian administration, and the city of Jerusalem was divided, with Jordan controlling the eastern part, including the Old City, and Israel the western sector.

1967 - 1968 AD  Tetrad

Four TOTAL lunar eclipses occurred on the Jewish Passover and Feast of Tabernacle in 1967 - 1968 coinciding with the 6 Day War when Israel recaptured Jerusalem. As Israel's neighbours prepared to destroy the Jewish state, Israel invoked its inherent right of self-defence, launching a pre-emptive strike (5 June 1967) against Egypt in the South.

It was followed by a counter attack against Jordan in the East and the routing of Syrian forces entrenched on the Golan Heights in the North. At the end of six days of fighting, previous cease-fire lines were replaced by new ones, with Judea, Samaria, Gaza, the Sinai Peninsula, and the Golan Heights under Israel's control. As a result, the northern villages were freed from 19 years of recurrent Syrian shelling; the passage of Israeli and Israel-bound shipping through the Straits of Tiran was ensured; and Jerusalem, which had been divided under Israeli and Jordanian rule since 1949, was reunified under Israel's authority.

Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014 - 2015 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 over 100 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

(Feast of Trumpets, partial solar eclipse, September 13, 2015)

Feast of Tabernacles, September 28, 2015, total lunar eclipse

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 40s inclusive
4-September 28, 2015 02:48:17 (530d 19h 1m 29s) or 531d 19h 1m 30s inclusive

Lunar Triple after Lunar Tetrad
1-January 21, 2018
2-July 27, 2018
3-January 21, 2019

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

Scottie Clark - Mapping the Tribulation Timing

1 Thessalonians 4

13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 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. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.

1 Thessalonians 5

1 Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, 2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

 4 But you, brothers and sisters, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. 5 You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 6 So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. 8 But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. 9 For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 10 He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

Israel Prophecy: Mark Biltz 4 Blood Moon in 2014 - 2015  

Star of David Planetary Alignment


This is another theory involving the star of David planetary alignments and the 2014 - 2015 Tetrad from a messianic teacher

Well I am not sure that I would totally agree with the conclusion in the above video but it was informative.

After looking at this topic from various sources I think it is safe to say that the upcoming days and months will be very exciting times ... but how they play out is still unsure in my mind. I think Israel will face the Psalm 83 war, Isaiah 17 and that will trigger the Ezekiel 38 & 39 war are my thoughts when looking at world events and conditions in the middle east. But as I have been known to say ... time will reveal all. 2017 is a time marker for Israel, is my thought and I feel that they have some very dark days ahead ... as does the rest of planet earth. So when can we expect the rapture. I am thinking some time between now and 2017 depending on what plays out in that time period. The closer we get the more we will know but my answer at this point in time would be what Jesus said ... In the scriptures Jesus said "soon".  It will be in His perfect timing and not a moment too soon or too late. But from what we see lining up ... it should be soon indeed.