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The earth becomes enshrined in darkness as the Sun God and the Moon Goddess eternally disappear in their chariots that once lit up the skies by day and cast a glow at night. Consumed by you, any day, every day, Eternally!
The red sunlight symbolizes the mass amounts of blood spilled during the war. It is not clear what war Poe is referring too, however at the time of the writing of this poem both the war of 1812 and the wars of Spanish American independence were under way.