Super Moon August 10th – Erev Tu B’ Av

Posted: August 3, 2014 in Holidays- Holy Days, Signs In The Heavens
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There will be a Super Full Moon August 10, 2014 at 2 P.M. EDT. (Not a Blood Moon) This Summer is very unusual for the fact there are 3 super moons in a row. The first was  July 12, next will be August 10, and last will September 9.  This astronomy event is called a ‘perigee moon’, when the moon is closer to the earth and the new or full moon appears to be larger than normal. Perigee means ‘closest to the earth’.

What makes the event of August 10 spectacular is that it will become full the same hour as the perigee moon. NASA says this makes it an extra-super moon!

The photo below is from May 6, 2012 Super Moon over Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil.

Supermoon May 6 2012 Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro

Eve of Tu B’ Av Super Moon – This is the 15th day of the Hebraic month of Av. The 9th of Av is the saddest day of the year and the 15th of Av is known as the happiest. I find this incredible that this “extra-super moon” this year will happen as the evening begins a new day over Israel. This is called  of the “Day of Love”, the “Jewish Valentine’s Day“. Below is the historical events of the 15th of Av.

  • On the 40th year in the Wilderness they realized that no one had died on the 9th of Av that year.  Great celebration began as they realized their wandering days were over and the death sentence for the rebels was over. (Numbers 14:26-38)
    • Yom Kippur symbolizes God’s forgiveness to Israel for the sin of the Golden Calf
    • Tu B’Av symbolizes the forgiveness of believing the evil report of the 10 spies
  • The Talmud records that many years ago the “daughters of Jerusalem would go dance in the vineyards” on the 15th of Av, and “whoever did not have a wife would go there” to find himself a bride. (, Ta’anit Chapter 4)
  • On this day ban of only sons inheriting the Promised Land property given to their Tribe. (Nu 36:8-9). This ban was lifted on the 15th of Av after the first generation that entered the Promised Land under Joshua.
  • Judges 19-21, the Tribe of Benjamin was prohibited from marrying daughters outside their tribe because of the incident of homosexual Benjamites raping the Levite’s concubine.  This led to 25,100 men from the Tribe of Benjamin dying in on day (20:35) The few remaining Benjamites were allowed to take one of the dancing virgins on the 15th of Av, as the virgins danced in white in the forest.
  • During the Second Temple period, wood was rare and had to be brought from far away. The last day that wood was brought for storage over the winter months was Tu B’ Av and then they would celebrate, breaking the ax and burning it.
  • 132 BC, Simon bar Kokhba led a revolt against the Roman Empire. On Tu B’Av, the Romans permitted the bodies to be buried. MIRACLE- God had preserved the 100,000 bodes of the brave men from decaying in the summer heat from the 9th of Av to the 15th of Av.

FYI- The Tabernacles Blood moon of October 8 will be 5 times larger for viewing than April 15 Passover Blood Moon.

2015 there will be 6 super moons! WOW! September 28, 2015 will be a Super Blood Moon that will be seen over Israel during Tabernacles.

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