Long ago, at least one comet impacted the earth. (Yea! ‘Tis a wonder we are not more often being clobbered by comets or their tails!) In the aftermath of the comet’s impact, previous calculations about the year and its seasons became confused. The ancients were not wrong in their old calculations about the length of a year. But after the comet impact, earth’s orbit became skewed. 
It was at this point that conflict began to arise between proponents of a lunar-based year and a solar-based year. From this difference between moon and sun “worship” arose great disputes which yet remain. Some say that Islam’s deity, Allah, was originally a moon god. Apollo, the Greek god, signified the sun. 
Blood Moon prophecies were a hot topic around 2014. A tetrad (a series of four consecutive lunar eclipses—coinciding on Jewish holidays—with six full moons in between, and no intervening partial lunar eclipses) which began with the April 2014 lunar eclipse was a sign of the beginning of the end times, some believed. 
Different from a Blood Moon is a Super Moon, which happens when the full moon coincides with the moon’s closest approach to earth in its orbit. Super Moons “received a slew of attention in late 2016 when three supermoons occurred in a row.” 
The closest new moon of 2018 – a supermoon – came on July 13th , around the time of the Helsinki Summit.
Thus, from the preceding paragraph, we can see that new moons are also associated with the Super Moon concept.
Tomorrow, August 11, 2018, at 4:57 am central time, a New Moon arrives. I have found that New Moons typically herald a new phase in developments. Has the “news” seemed boring to you lately? Watch and wait for developments coinciding with the upcoming New Moon.
——- Sources ——-
 The Learned Hercules, by Brian Redman. 2017. Available from Lulu.com and as an e-book on Amazon.com
 “Blood moon prophecy”, Wikipedia. Accessed August 10, 2018. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_moon_prophecy
 “What Is a Supermoon?”, by Elizabeth Howell. Space.com, December 4, 2017. https://www.space.com/38940-supermoon-facts.html
 “2018’s closest new supermoon on July 13”, by Bruce McClure. Astronomy Essentials, July 12, 2018. http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/new-moon-supermoon-on-july-13