A partial lunar eclipse on Friday 13 could mark the beginning of the end for the world.

End of days?

End of days?

Preacher Paul Begley has suggested that the phenomenon - which will cast a shadow mostly over open ocean waters between Australia and Antartica - is linked to a full lunar eclipse due two weeks later, and together they are a sign the end is coming.

The pastor said: ''This is a sign of the end of times. The solar eclipse will fall over Tasmania and you've heard of the Tasmanian devil - well the demon forces will be out tomorrow.

''It's a very high satanic ritual day and Satan wants to get in on the act [doomsday].

''Sacrifices of humans will take place on Earth. God is showing the signs and Satan will try to hijack the power on Friday 13.''

However, he has claimed that the second eclipse - which will cast the moon in a dark red glow - is a more ominous event for the earth.

He previously suggested: ''July 27 is not the end of the world but it is a sign of the end times because you already are in the end times.

''There are way too many prophecies in play here, so that's a fact. We're in the end times. The Blood Moon is definitely a prophetic sign.''