This time, the moon will take a dusky “blood red” color due to the scattering of sunlight through the edges of Earth’s atmosphere. ”Blood Moons” are however rare in the history. The term Blood Moon seems to have special significance for some proponents of Christian prophesy. Between April 2014 and September 2015 there will be four consecutive total eclipses of the moon. This is known as lunar eclipse “tetrad” series – for the scientists. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind the Earth into its shadow, when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned. A lunar eclipse may be viewed from anywhere on the night side of the Earth. Also tonight, Mars will be at its closest point to Earth.