Just after Mars reached its closest point to earth in six years, a distance of a 57.4 million miles, the total lunar eclipse changed the colour of the moon at around 7am.
Stargazers or people who love to watch stars in north and south America had the best view of the amazing scene and were the only ones able to see the phenomenon with the naked eye.
But those UK enthusiasts and millions of others across the rest of the world were able to view the eclipse on a live broadcast by NASA and online observatory community SLOOH.
The eclipse was the first of four in the next two years – a rare astrological event called a Tetrad which some religious people believe states the end of the world.
The Bible predicts: ‘ The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD. ‘
John Hagee, pastor and author from San Antonio, Texas, has written a book on the this phenomenon. He believes tonight marks the dawn of a ‘hugely significant event’ for the world.
He says: “NASA has confirmed that the Tetrad has only happened three times in more than 500 years – and that it’s going to happen now.”
The amazing alignment has only happened very rarely in the last two thousand years but on each of the last three occasions a globally significant religious event occurred .
The first Tetrad since the Middle Ages, in 1493, saw the expulsion of Jews by the Catholic Spanish Inquisition.
The second coincided with the establishment of the State of Israel in 1949 and the last one occurred in 1967 precisely at the time of the Six-Day Arab–Israeli War.
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