The evening of January 12 we saw the first full moon of the year, known as the Wolf Moon, and Venus was at its brightest for the first time in eight year.
This, combined with the fact that they fall on the eve of the first Friday the 13th of the year, has led some to believe that the end is nigh.
While separately the three incidents are nothing new, with a full moon every month, Venus being this bright every eight years and two or three â€˜Friday the 13thâ€™s a year, when combined, some fear that the apocalypse is coming.
Many are pointing to the Bibleâ€™s Luke 21:25, which reads: â€œAnd 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.â€
The full moon and Venus, which will look like an exceptionally bright star, could be interpreted as â€˜signs in the moon and starsâ€™, and with Donald Trumpâ€™s inauguration little more than a week away and heightened tension between nations around the globe could be the â€œdistress of nationsâ€.
One person wrote on Facebook: â€œPlease we need to be ready at all times because we are practically close to the end of days.â€
Another added: â€œJesus is going to crack the sky and take His children home soon and very soon. The world is looking for a savior in all the wrong places.
â€œSo much division and hatred, and wars of every kind. Not just wars between countries, but wars in the home, wars with the government, wars between generations, wars in the marriage, wars in the streets, war everywhere you see.â€
A third, with a bit of tongue-in-cheek, said: â€œJanuary 12, Celtic Wolf, Full Moon. January 13..a Friday (nuff said). January 14th, my 50th birthday. I donâ€™t see days as much as horseman of the apocalypse.â€
However, judging by numerous apocalyptic predictions in recent months, we think weâ€™ll be safe this time.