A Super Moon occurs when the moon is at its closest to Earth during its full moon phase. Its distance from Earth normally varies between 225,800 and 252,000 miles because of the elliptical orbit of the moon. A super moon normally occurs about twice a year. Because it is the closer to the sun which causes the giant super moon, it occurs in the period surrounding Jan. 2, when the Earth is closest to the sun.
This weekend offered the first and the last super moon of the year. It was 16% brighter and 7% larger than normal size of the moon. The super moon is also called the Moon Illusion because it makes the moon appear even bigger. But this year’s super moon is given the name the Full Cold Moon. This is because it is the first full moon of December which is a sign of winter.
Some astrologists compare the appearance of super moon with second coming of the Jesus Christ. The appearance of super moon during the time period from November to February, when the super moons will occur in the zodiac signs, will tell of the return and triumph of Jesus. For example, the extraordinary bright super moon of Jan. 26, 1948 was located in Cancer (the holding place), the sign of the home of God’s people (heaven). Later that year the nation of Israel (the home of God’s people the Jews on Earth) declared its independence.
This year’s super moon is located in the constellation Taurus (The Bull), which is the sign of the second coming of Christ. Sky watchers in the northwestern U.S., Alaska and Asia saw the super moon cover the Bright Star Aldebaran (the governor), a picture of Christ as He returns to Earth to rule in power. This coming together of the moon, symbolic of the believers (Psalms: 89:37) and Aldebaran, symbolic of Christ, is reminder of the great American eclipse, where the moon and the sun, representing Christ (Psalms: 19:4-5), came together to invite believers to repent and return to the presence of God. The invitation symbolized by the eclipse and the super moon to unite with Christ and with believers in Christ, as Jesus prayed in John 17:20-22, is still open. And the revival which comes from unity, prayed by Jesus in John 17:23 and signified by the Blood Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015, has already begun.