The sun is in darkness and the moon in blood. "Joel 3: 4 (The Israel Bible ™)
On the evening of January 21
In the Gregorian Calendar:
The lunar eclipse is completely visible from North and South America, as well as parts of Western Europe, Europe and North West Africa, Sunday evening, January 20, and early Monday morning, January 21st. The eclipse evening will be a supermoon when the moon is at its perigee, the point in its one-month elliptical trainer orbit that brings it closest to Earth. At this point, the moon appears up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than its apogee, the farthest point from Earth.
This will not only be the first lunar eclipse of 2019, but also the first supermoon of the year. At this time, there are the right conditions to create a blood moon where the moon has a distinctly reddish tint. This will be the last total lunar eclipse until May 26, 2021.
In the political calendar:
The date also marks half of the presidency of Donald Trump which comes exactly two years after he was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. It should be noted that Trump was born on the night of June 14, 1946, within fifteen minutes of a lunar eclipse and 700 days before the founding of the State of Israel. Trump's lucky seven did not end there. When he was sworn in as President on January 20, 2017, he was 70 years old, seven months, and seven days.
In the Jewish calendar:
The holiday of Tu B & # 39; Shvat the 15th day of the Hebrew month Shvat, begins the same day at sunset. Tu B & # 39; Shvat, known as the New Year of the Trees, is one of four "New Years" mentioned in the Mishnah (Oral Law).
Rabbi Mordechai Genut spoke about the lunar eclipse in his book Davar B & # 39; ito a guide to the calendar based on esoteric Jewish sources.
"A lunar eclipse in the month of Shevat is a sign of the rise of the aspect of din (judgment) in the world," said Rabbi Genut Breaking Israel News . "This solar eclipse will rule America, but for Israel it will bring (loving kindness)."
Rabbi Genut described in detail how this judgment is expressed.
The verdict is expressed ]
"There will be a significant increase in earthquakes and volcanoes, even more than we have seen in the past year," said Rabbi Genuth. "Just as the solar eclipse is a conflict between the sun and the moon that rules the sky, there will be a similar conflict on Earth. This will start at a time when governments are in balance. Some governments, which are powerful at the moment, will fall and others will stand up in their place.
Rabbi Genut relies on a verse in Isaiah.
On this day, Hashem will be the host of heaven in the sky and the kings will punish the earth on earth. Isaiah 24:21
Jewish interpretation of solar and lunar eclipses:
Judaism has a tradition of interpreting solar and lunar eclipses. In his review of the solar eclipses the Talmud (Sukkot 29a) has described solar eclipses specifically as a bad omen for the nations. Indeed, the complete solar eclipse that crossed the continental United States in August 2018 led to the most devastating hurricane season in US history.
The same source in the Talmud indicates this moon Eclipses are a bad omen for Israel, as Israel is spiritually represented by the moon and the Hebrew calendar is represented by the lunar cycles. If the moon appears red during the lunar eclipse, as will be the approaching eclipse, the Talmud says that this is a sign that great wars are coming into the world.
 At the end of this section, in which the terms contained in eclipses are described, the Talmud gives a disclaimer: "If Israel does the will of God, they have nothing to fear "quotes the prophet Jeremiah as a source. 19659029] Thus spoke Hashem: Do not learn to walk the path of the nations, and do not be dismayed by the signs in the heavens; May the people be upset by them! Jeremiah 10: 2
Rabbi Yosef Berger applied this doctrine in the Talmud to the current geopolitical situation.
"It's not like the bad judgment symbolized by the lunar eclipse just disappears." Rabbi Berger told Breaking Israel News . "It's just turned away to our enemies. In that case, the wars and the evil will fall on our enemies. By deciding to be our enemies, the Arab nations have taken upon themselves the evil Israel might have attacked. "
" This is especially true when the lunar eclipse falls on Tu B & # 39; Shvat, a day when only good can happen to Israel. "