I also cannot discount the fact that we approach the 50th, 50th Jubilee and what important events the previous blood moons have heralded.
I still throw this out there - because it neither disagrees with a logical stance, nor with revealed religion. The Spirit will have to be the tie-breaker after wanting to know badly enough. The Lord NEVER gives anything away for free - for easily-obtained information comes with damnation if it is carelessly given and carelessly tossed to the side as something of naught.
Definitely an interesting take by Brother Larson in a FB discussion group:
Anthony E. Larson The prophetic proclamation that the moon will turn to blood is not a reference to an eclipse or a reddish colored moon, as the currently popular blood moon scenario goes. What the ancients saw and what the prophets report is the moon becoming incandescent, glowing red like a cinder in a fire, due to the electrical interaction between it and an intruding body. This only happens in a near-collision scenario. It's caused by electromagnetic energy, much like the microwaves that heat and cook our food in an oven.
The current blood moon flap completely ignores the catastrophe scenario.
Anthony E. Larson There is a fundamental disconnect, Beverly, between the prophetic meaning of the signs and what most today think are signs. The true signs accompany a planetary near-collision, such as that Joseph Smith called "a comet, a planet, etc." These are nothing like the signs identified by most today: earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes . . . and yes, blood moons. Such events are discreet events, with no apparent relation to one another, and they happen over a period of many years.
The true signs are all realated to one, central cause: an approaching planetary body that looks and behaves like a comet. Each of the prophecied signs happen one on the heels of the other, sometimes concurrently. Beginning to end, such an event lasts only three or four months. As you can readily see, this scenario is nothing like the blood moons are predicted to be, covering over a year in time.
All I can do is urge readers to inform themselves of the real nature of prophecied events, as so many in this group have done and are doing. www.MormonProphecy.com