On November 14, the moon will appear 14 per cent bigger and 20 per cent brighter than usual as our satellite reaches its closest point to Earth.
The last time the moon was this close was in 1948 and will be as small a distance until 2034.
This, coupled with the rarity of it being the second successive month that there will be a supermoon and a third to come in December, has prompted fears then arrival could bring about the apocalypse.
Many have pointed to the last time the moon was this close, 1948, was also the year that Israel was declared an independent nation.
What is significant about Israel is that it is considered the Holy Land in Christianity.
Additionally, adding more fuel to the fire, in the weeks building up to the supermoon, the Tomb of Christ has been excavated for the first time.
One person wrote on Facebook: “The largest supermoon in decades, and the same month that the tomb of Jesus Christ is unearthed…. guarantee that something big is about to go down.”
Facebook group Kingdom League International wrote on the social media site: “With all the craziness going on consider this. There’s going to be the closest super moon since 1948. The moon is a type of Jesus as it reflects the light of the sun (type of the Father).
“Does anyone remember what occurred in 1948? How about Israel became a nation (Isa 66:8 fulfilled). This is going to be a significant year for the cause of Christ.”
When linked to the Bible, the significance of the supermoon is high for Christians.
In Luke 21:25-26, the Bible says: “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and looking after those things which are coming on the earth.”
However, scientists have stated that there is nothing to fear regarding the impending supermoon.
NASA explained: “When the moon is near the horizon, it can look unnaturally large when viewed through trees, buildings, or other foreground objects.
“The effect is an optical illusion, but that fact doesn’t take away from the experience.”