Conspiracy theorists predict the world would end on September 28

Described as the day of reckoning - the Blood Moon prophecy and an asteroid strike has been predicted to happen soon and it would be the end of the world.

Blood red moon

Conspiracy theorists are predicting this cataclysmic event and they foresee that it will destroy civilisation because of the looming blood moon and a prophesied meteor strike.

According to some planet Earth will cease to exist as we know it in around three weeks.

The end of days is being predicted by a host of people, including Jewish mystics, Christian fundamentalists and self-proclaimed prophets.

End-of-time cranks on various blogs and websites have come up with the period between September 22-28 as the likely time frame for the impending catastrophe.

On September 28th we will see the moon turn an incredible blood colour - and some think the end of days will arrive with it.

However, Gemma Lavender, features editor for All About Space magazine, urges calm.

She told the Liverpool Echo: “There are claims that, with the moon getting closer to Earth, that there is an increased risk of events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions - this is false."

“With the moon being closer to us than usual, and provided you have a clear night, observers should take advantage of the moon’s stunning lunar seas along with its beautiful craters and mountains, which can be observed with binoculars or a telescope," she continued.

Many biblical theorists maintain the event will trigger the Rapture and the start of a seven-year-tribulation.

These theories, which are restricted to tiny minority of churches and groups, have been dismissed by scientists and are thought to be well wide of the mark.

Nevertheless, this hasn't put off the conspiracy theorists.

But as the end of the world as seen by the Blood Moon Prophecy creeps closer - will the biblical interpretations actually come true or will it simply offer up spectacular scenes in the night sky?

The answers are not clear but if you're worried about the impending doom, Paul Chodas, from NASA's Near-Earth Object office, has thrown out the claims.

"There is no existing evidence that an asteroid or any other celestial object is on a trajectory that will impact Earth," he said.

"In fact, not a single one of the known objects has any credible chance of hitting our planet over the next century. There is no scientific basis, not one shred of evidence, that an asteroid or any other celestial object will impact Earth on those dates."

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