The final Blood Moon of the year is fast approaching and so are the total lunar eclipse and the Jewish festival Sukkot.
The rare celestial event will be visible in most parts of the US during the early morning of Wednesday, 8 October.
The Blood Moon event has given rise to a flood of doomsday prophecies on the internet.
These theories were fuelled by the fact that this is the second such event in the 'tetrad' which refers to a series of four total lunar eclipses with six full moons in between.
According to Christian pastor John Hagee, the current event signifies the soon to come apocalypse as the first two Blood Moons coincided with the Passover and the Feast of Tabernacle.
In his book Four Blood Moons: Something Is About to Change, Hagee tries to give credence to his predictions by citing examples of catastrophic events in Jewish history including the Spanish Inquisition and Israel's War of Independence, coinciding with lunar tetrads in 1492 and 1948.
However, Nasa scientist and Jewish observant Jeremy Schnittman has dismissed these theories and asked people to enjoy the rare celestial event that occurs on 8 October.
"Every night when you go outside on the first night of Sukkot, it is going to be a full moon. And every lunar eclipse happens during a full moon," Schnittman told the St Louis Jewishlight. "On average there are two lunar eclipses every year. The chance of having a lunar eclipse on Sukkot is one in six."
The Nasa scientist also dismissed the superstitions. "If there's one on Sukkot, then there's a very high chance that there will be one on Pesach," Schnittman said on the website.
"There's been a lot of hubbub about 'Four Blood Moons' in a row. It's actually quite reasonable that you are going to get them again every six months for the next couple of years before the cycle moves a little bit out of alignment."
Meanwhile, social media is abuzz with users expressing their excitement about the rare coincidence of the total lunar eclipse and the Jewish festival of Sukkot.
The bible says My people perish for lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). Guys read this then lets spend time in prayers.. http://t.co/xQirrqKwEs
— Deejay Dni (@DeejayDni) October 7, 2014
Apparently this blood moon on my birthday is the last blood moon in an end times prophecy. Cool.
— Random Hero (@ImLittleBear) October 6, 2014
Blood moon on Wednesday. Early in the morning. Bible prophecy is being fulfilled. The King is coming. Just be ready. — Aaron 'Bones' Dill (@AaronDill7) October 6, 2014
Read About The Meaning of the Sukkot Blood Moon on October 8th, 2014 at the Pillar of Enoch Ministry Blog: The... http://t.co/FLVM6H3j3H
— Helena Lehman (@helenalehman) October 7, 2014
Oh the blood moon is on Wednesday as well as sukkot. Makes sense. — ♚ ليو ♚ (@leogutierrez631) October 7, 2014
The Blood Moon eclipse that will occur Wednesday, falls on the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) http://t.co/RbVrPAkZKN
— SAN TONE (@SaviorisMessiah) October 6, 2014