London: A church in the US has claimed that the total lunar eclipse that turned the moon a dark blood red was a "sign" from God and fulfilled an ancient prophecy foretold in the Bible.
Much of the western hemisphere witnessed the eerie sight in the sky and NASA has confirmed that a highly unusual `Tetrad` - four successive `blood-red` lunar eclipses each followed by six full moons - has now begun and will end on September 28, 2015.
Pastor John Hagee, whose book Four Blood Moons sparked worldwide interest in the phenomenon earlier this year, said it was now too late for mankind to prevent a `huge` event that would change humanity forever, the Daily Express reported.
The alignment has only happened a handful of times in the last two thousand years and Hagee, who leads the popular Cornerstone Church in the United States, said he is now convinced the events were predicted in ancient scripture.
Chapter Two of the Book of Joel predicts that the "sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood" before the second coming of Jesus Christ.
Hagee said that God is sending us a signal.
He added that something huge is about to happen, something is going to change, forever.