A CRACKPOT pastor from the USA reckons we're braced for an omen of the "end times" – the Biblical apocalypse.
Paul Begley, a preacher and surprise YouTube star, has revealed his cataclysmic concerns about the Blood Moon we're expecting in January 2019.
Getty – Contributor A Blood Moon is a fairly common lunar occurrence, when the Moon passes into the shadow of the Earth
The pastor regularly talks up the end of the world, regularly highlighting common astronomical events as precursors to the apocalypse.
This time, Pastor Begley is worried about the next Blood Moon – and how it relates to US President Donald Trump.
"This super Blood Moon directly over the United States on the second anniversary of President Trump being sworn into office is a prophetic sign.
"It is going to be without a doubt a prophetic sign."
Pastor Paul Begley is convinced the apocalypse is nigh
Trump, for context, was sworn into office on January 20, 2017.
And the next Blood Moon is expected to take place on January 20 and 21, 2019.
Pastor Begley, of Indiania, USA, offers up some Biblical quotes to support his beliefs – including the Blood Moon prophecy, from the Book of Joel 2:31.
It reads: "The Sun shall be turned into darkness, and the Moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come."
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The Bible also mentions another Blood Moon prophecy in the Book of Revelation 6:12, which states: "And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and lo, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood."
Of course, Begley asks: "Is this an omen? Is this a sign of things that will happen in those following two years?
"Well, this is definitely a sign of the end times and America plays a key role in the end times.
"I mean, we are the wings of the eagle in the Book of Daniel and the Book of Revelation.
"We will be the ones that will help protect Israel during their time when they are being accosted and being even attacked – coming under siege."
Pastor Begley is famous on YouTube for his wacky apocalyptic rants
It turns out that the Blood Moon is actually a natural phenomenon that's easy to explain.
More importantly, it's actually fairly common – you can expect up to three per year.
The technical name for a Blood Moon is a lunar eclipse.
It's when the Moon passes behind the Earth, in direct opposition to the Sun.
This means the Moon is in the Earth's shadow, and the Sun's light can't reach it.
However, some light that's been refracted through the Earth's atmosphere can still reach the Moon.
This is what gives it a reddish tint, leading to the phenomenon being described as a Blood Moon.
The January 20/21 Blood Moon will be visible for much of the world – and begins at 4.41am on the 21st in London, UK.
Do you think January's Blood Moon really is a sign of the end times? Let us know in the comments!