Predictions And Prophecies: VI Spaceweather Facts – The World In Transition

By Susan Rennison

Whilst many voices proclaimed that our world is in transition, the 21st December 2012 was wrongly portrayed as an apocalyptic ‘End of the World’ event. The so-called ‘Mayan Apocalypse’ came and went and nothing appeared to happen, but that is because most have been looking in the wrong direction.

For the last 25 years or so, our world has been facing a major cosmic onslaught and the evidence is now overwhelming that we are facing a New World Age where Space Weather will dominate how humans are able to live on planet Earth.

In 2010, NASA scientists admitted:

“Earth and space are about to come into contact in a way that’s new to human history.”

“We’re on the threshold of a new era in which space weather can be as influential in our daily lives as ordinary terrestrial weather.”

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As the Sun Awakens, NASA Keeps a Wary Eye on Space Weather

NASA Science News, 4th June 2010.

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/04jun_swef/

 

Are you aware that NASA and the European Space Agency have been releasing a variety of ominous press releases in recent years concerning Space Weather?

In short, our planet is being blasted by cosmic energies at the same time that Earth’s planetary and solar system defenses are deteriorating with many repercussions that affect the future of mankind.

In March 2010, one commentator stated:

“These discoveries about the outer fringe of our solar system come at a time when new NASA revelations have piled up so fast and so frequently that our paradigm is completely changing again and again without the general public even really being aware.”

“It’s a whole new ball game in space.”

J.S. Holland, NASA Baffled by Giant Space Ribbon,

14th March 2010, Louisville Mojo,

http://www.louisvillemojo.com/blogs/Louisville_blogs/85495/NASA_Baffled_by_Giant_Space_Ribbon http://web.archive.org/web/20100317185339/http://www.louisvillemojo.com/blogs/Louisville_blogs/85495/NASA_Baffled_by_Giant_Space_Ribbon

 

Earth is surrounded by a magnetosphere, a complex magnetic field that acts like a cosmic umbrella, a bubble in space, tens of thousands of miles wide. It was a fairly reliable protective shield from the worst effects of space weather, but things have changed.

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In December 2003, a NASA press release titled, Cracks in Earth’s Magnetic Shield stated:

“We’ve discovered that our magnetic shield is drafty, like a house with a window stuck open during a storm. The house deflects most of the storm, but the couch is ruined. Similarly, our magnetic shield takes the brunt of space storms, but some energy slips through its cracks, sometimes enough to cause problems with satellites, radio communication, and power systems.”

Cracks in Earth’s Magnetic Shield,

NASA Science news, Dec. 3, 2003

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2003/03dec_magneticcracks.htm

In September 2008, a NASA press release revealed that our planet is now being flooded by galactic cosmic rays as part of a long term trend that started in the mid 1990s. Shockingly, astronomers openly speculated that the shielding around our solar system might ‘evaporate’.

“The protective shield of energy that surrounds our solar system, has weakened by 25 per cent over the past decade and is now at it lowest level since the space race began 50 years ago.”

Solar Wind Loses Power, Hits 50-year Low

NASA News, 23rd September 2008

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/23sep_solarwind.htm

Like opening the windows to allow in some fresh air, it seems that Mother Earth is deliberately lowering her shields to allow in more New Energy.

Yes, that is right.

NASA has reported that there are massive breaches where Earth’s cosmic protection affectively disappears on the daylight side. The entire day-side of the magnetosphere is open to the solar wind.

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A Giant Breach in Earth’s Magnetic Field, NASA News, 16th December 2008

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2008/16dec_giantbreach.htm?list69705

Sun Often ‘Tears Out A Wall’ In Earth’s Solar Storm Shield, PhysOrg.com, December 16, 2008,

http://www.physorg.com/news148665600.html

 

Earth’s magnetic field no longer fully protects against Space Weather, but neither does the atmosphere! In 2010, the European Space Agency press release, Multiple rifts in Earth’s magnetic shield, made the following claim.

“Fortunately, these fissures don’t expose Earth’s surface to the solar wind; our atmosphere protects us, even when our magnetic field doesn’t.”

Multiple rifts in Earth’s magnetic shield,

European Space Agency, 20 January 2010

http://sci.esa.int/science-e/www/object/index.cfm?fobjectid=46333

Less than three years later, in October 2012, the European Space Agency disclosed that Earth’s cosmic shielding had dramatically deteriorated.

“Earth’s Magnetosphere Is Like A Sieve”

Masson A, Multiple rifts in Earth’s magnetic shield,

Science and Robotic Exploration, Directorate, ESA, The Netherlands, 20 Jan 2010

http://sci.esa.int/science-e/www/object/index.cfm?fobjectid=46333

Earth’s Magnetosphere Behaves Like a Sieve,

Science Daily, 24th October 2012

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121024101654.htm

We are being told in no uncertain terms, Earth is NOT a closed energetic system! Prof. Dr. Elchin Khalilov, Chairman of World Forum – International Congress GEOCATACLYSM-2011, stated:

“…we are at the beginning of the so-called “global energy leap” on our planet and in the Solar system in general. “

Geoscientists have realised that theories that seek to blame an anthropogenic (manmade) cause for climate change are incorrect. In 2011, an international conference was attended by scientists from 30 countries that heard 200 presentations with research papers included in a massive 600 page final report, “NATURAL CATACLYSMS AND GLOBAL PROBLEMS OF THE MODERN CIVILIZATION”, Geocataclysm 2011.

The Honorary Chairman Dr. Elchin Khalilov of the World Forum International Congress “GEOCATACLYSM-2011” states in this paper the following:

“An important role in climate change is attributed to global changes in the parameters of the geomagnetic field and magnetosphere; this refers in particular to the more than 500% increase in the North Magnetic Pole’s drift rate and reduction of the geomagnetic field intensity. Today, the impact of magnetospheric processes on Earth’s climate is considered a proven scientific fact.”

PROCEEDINGS: Natural Cataclysms and Global Problems of the Modern Civilization, WORLD FORUM – INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS September 19-21, 2011 – Istanbul, Turkeyhttp://geocataclysm.org/pdf/Proceedings%20-%20Better%20quality.pdf

In 2009, a NASA commissioned a report conducted by the National Science Foundation warning that a solar “superstorm” could have serious consequences. Earth’s communications satellites could be knocked out and dangerous power surges in the national grid could destroy transformers and disrupt crucial navigation aids and aircraft avionics.

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Severe Space Weather–Social and Economic Impacts,

NASA Science News, 21st January 2009

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2009/21jan_severespaceweather/

This report was preceded and followed by many others. Most notable is the Lloyd’s of London 360 Space Weather Report published in November 2010. Lloyds’s is the world’s leading insurance market providing specialist insurance services to businesses in over 200 countries and territories. They state:

“A major space weather event in the approaching solar maximum could cause widespread disruption for unprepared businesses.”

Space Weather, Its impact on Earth & Implications for business

Lloyd’s, November 2010,

http://www.lloyds.com/News-and-Insight/~/media/Lloyds/Reports/360%20Space%20Weather/7311_Lloyds_360_Space%20Weather_03.pdf

In August 2011, NASA released a video depicting what looks like a hurricane in space. Craig DeForest of the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado said:

“The movie sent chills down my spine.”

“It shows a CME swelling into an enormous wall of plasma and then washing over the tiny blue speck of Earth where we live. I felt very small.”

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Spacecraft Sees Solar Storm Engulf Earth,

NASA Science News, 18th August 2011

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/18aug_cmemovie/

We can expect an extreme solar storm about once every 150 years caused by the Sun ejecting a trillion tonnes of highly-energetic matter travelling at a million miles an hour and then hitting the Earth.

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The major solar storm known as The Carrington Event occurred in 1859 so we are already overdue. Yet, this apocalyptic event is impossible to predict more than about 30 minutes before it actually happens. Regardless, world controllers are taking action to prevent a total meltdown of the technological infrastructure of our modern world.

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“Electric power is modern society’s cornerstone technology on which virtually all other infrastructures and services depend…. Yet it is particularly vulnerable to bad space weather.”

Severe Space Weather–Social and Economic Impacts,

NASA Science News, 21st January 2009

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2009/21jan_severespaceweather/

However, according to NASA scientists, almost nothing is immune from space weather. Here are some of the most important impacts on human activities and welfare.

20131220-124827.jpgSpace weather is affecting our weather. After Superstorm Sandy, there were some major confessions. The well known physicist Michio Kaku declared that the term “global warming” is a misnomer, as we are not experiencing a uniform warming of the Earth. Rather he states,

“It’s global swings. In other words, the weather on steroids. So think of 100-year forest fires, 100-year droughts, 100-year floods, 100-year hurricanes. That could be a new way of life in the future because there’s more energy circulating in the atmosphere.”

Source: Professor Michio Kaku, of the City University of New York.

Is “weather on steroids” the new normal?, CBS News, 2nd November 2012

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162-57544320/is-weather-on-steroids-the-new-normal/

In January 2013, Prof. Paul Song at UMass Lowell’s Center for Atmospheric Research (CAR) stated:

“Predicting space weather is the next frontier in weather forecasting.”

Study Will Explore How Solar Storms Affect Earth’s Atmosphere,

UMass Lowell, 4th January 2013

http://www.uml.edu/News/stories/2013/Song-NASA-grant.aspx

Gen_NortonSwartzThe U.S. military have warned that space weather is having an impact on communications. Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz publicly warned there is too much reliance on GPS. In January 2010, The Air Force Times reported:

“Our operations cannot grind to a halt for a degraded or denied system,”

“Our reliance on information technologies, for example, is very well known.”

Schwartz warns against dependence on GPS,

Air Force Times, 23rd January 2010            

http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2010/01/airforce_schwartz_012310/

Satellite navigational systems used to be accurate to within 1 metre, but this has drastically changed. In October 2012, it was reported:

“Studies have revealed how space weather can cut the accuracy of GPS by tens of metres.”

Arctic probe into solar storm sat-nav disruption,

BBC News, 10th October 2012

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19897221

The UK military have already understood the issues and back to basics military exercises without GPS have been undertaken.

MoD Halts GPS Jamming After Safety Complaints,

Eweek Europe, 11th October 2011

http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/news/mod-halts-gps-jamming-after-safety-complaints-42074

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Obviously, due to worsening space weather, frequent flyers cannot expect trouble free skies. The warnings have already started informing air travellers to expect a greater radiation hazard in the following decades.

“When space weather is bad, dangerous particles abound. These include protons and ions, known as galactic cosmic rays (GRCs), raining down at near-light speed from space, and similar particles coming in bursts from the sun, called solar energetic particles (SEPs).”

Space Storms to Pose Greater Risk to Flyers and Astronauts

Science Now, 23rd September 2011              

http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2011/09/space-storms-to-pose-greater-ris.html?ref=hp

Have you been wondering about all the high profile major computer system failures in recent years? Have you heard about the stock market breakdowns around the world? Massive banking meltdowns and continuous “glitches”, even ATM machines giving away free money? More cosmic rays mean more bit-flips and translates to more software and hardware corruption.

“The space era has so far experienced a time of relatively low cosmic ray activity.”

“We may now be returning to levels typical of past centuries.”

Richard Mewaldt, Caltech

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Energetic iron nuclei counted by the Cosmic Ray Isotope Spectrometer on NASA’s Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) spacecraft eveal that cosmic ray levels have jumped 19% above the previous Space Age high. Credit: Richard Mewaldt/Caltech.

Cosmic Rays Hit Space Age High! NASA Science News, 28th September 2009

http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/ray_surge.html

In the next 40 years, Trans Atlantic flights are expected to encounter twice as much turbulence while enroute due the jet stream is being accelerated and having a destabilising effect that is making air turbulence more likely to form.

“There are 600 transatlantic crossings every day, so a lot of fights will be affected by this.”

Flights to get bumpier as turbulence to double,

The Telegraph, 8th April 2013

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/aviation/9975635/Flights-to-get-bumpier-as-turbulence-to-double.html

Engineers are now looking for new ways to prevent autopilot systems from being corrupted by cosmic rays. The airline industry was badly spooked on October 7, 2008, when a Qantas plane flight QF72 from Singapore to Perth was cruising at 11,000 metres when the autopilot disengaged and the plane suddenly plunged 200 metres in 20 seconds. Three minutes later it plunged a further 120 metres, this time over 16 seconds. 122 crew and passengers, 13 seriously were injured.

Passengers sue Qantas and Airbus over flight scare

ABC News, 19th September 2010

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/09/20/3015989.htm

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A few atmospheric scientists are concerned. There are extreme flashes of gamma-ray energy that explode in Earth’s atmosphere. This ‘dark’ lightning delivers a million times as much energy as the radiation in visible lightning. If an airline passenger is in the wrong place at the wrong time, they could be exposed to 400 chest X-rays worth of radiation.

It’s not just solar storms, more cosmic rays and radiation that humans are now facing. Astronomers stress that Earth is experiencing an upsurge of space rocks. There are so many asteroid flybys that some compare this to Earth being in a cosmic bowling alley!

We Live in a Cosmic Shooting Gallery,

Universe Today, 13th March 2013

http://www.universetoday.com/100716/we-live-in-a-cosmic-shooting-gallery/

The belief is that it’s a matter of when not if Earth will get hit by an asteroid and this means the inhabitants of Earth need an effective asteroid detection and deflection system.

This was sharply brought to the attention of the general public when asteroid 2012 DA14, passed Earth on Feb. 15, 2013 at a minuscule astronomical distance of just 27,700km (17,200 miles). Some astronomers believe that a piece broke off and entered Earth’s atmosphere. The estimated 55-foot (17 m) 10,000 tonnes meteor exploded over Russia with the force of about 30 nuclear bombs, injuring more than 1,200 people in the city of Chelyabinsk, causing extensive damage to city buildings.

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Russian meteor hit atmosphere with force of 30 Hiroshima bombs,

Telegraph, 16th February 2013

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/9874662/Russian-meteor-hit-atmosphere-with-force-of-30-Hiroshima-bombs.html

The problem of a flood of Near Earth Objects (asteroids, comets and meteoroids) has been apparent for some time, but the seriousness of the threat has been generally hidden from the general public. In May 2007, the website Secrecy News, a publication of the Federation of American Scientists, reported an article headlined, NASA Tries, Fails to Withhold Planetary Defense Report. It read:

“The National Aeronautics and Space Administration earlier this year attempted to block public access to a comprehensive report on planetary defense against asteroids, but the document found its way into the public domain anyway.”

Aftergood S, NASA Tries, Fails to Withhold Planetary Defense Report,

Secrecy News, May 15th, 2007

http://www.fas.org/blog/secrecy/2007/05/nasa_tries_fails_to_withhold_p.html

NASA sought to prevent public disclosure of an important 272 pages Planetary Defense Report that provided the underlying analysis for NASA’s recommended conclusions strategy recommendation. An abbreviated version (28 pages, pdf) was provided to Congress and the public in March 2007, recommending against the initiation of a new planetary defense program.

Then, in June 2009, in keeping with the climate of secrecy, it was reported that the U.S. military had withdrawn their fireball data from the astronomers. The news was delivered to the space community as follows:

“For 15 years, scientists have benefited from data gleaned by U.S. classified satellites of natural fireball events in Earth’s atmosphere – but no longer. A recent U.S. military policy decision now explicitly states that observations by hush-hush government spacecraft of incoming bolides and fireballs are classified secret and are not to be released, SPACE.com has learned.”

David L, Military Hush-Up: Incoming Space Rocks Now Classified,

Space.com, 10 June 2009

http://www.space.com/news/090610-military-fireballs.html

nasa_admin_boldenSo, it is no surprise that when NASA administrator Charles Bolden Jr. at a House Committee hearing was asked in March 2013 what America would do if a meteor similar to the one that hit in Russia on February 15th 2013 was found to be on a path toward New York City, with impact three weeks away. His response was the only thing we could do is “Pray”.

NASA’s advice for near-term meteor strike: “Pray”,

CBS News, 19th March 2013

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57575194/nasas-advice-for-near-term-meteor-strike-pray/

Have you read that oceans, lakes and rivers are occasionally turning blood red all over the planet? Have you heard what sounds like ‘trumpets’ in the heavens? Should humanity be paying attention to Biblical Prophecy and esoteric astrotheology?

Yangtze_red_river_waterThe river that DID run red: Residents of Chinese city left baffled after Yangtze turns scarlet,

Daily Mail, 7th September 2012

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2199800/The-river-DID-run-red-Residents-Chinese-city-left-baffled-Yangtze-turns-scarlet.html#ixzz25nLxx6zJ

In December 2012, Reuters reported the results of a poll by the Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with the Religion News Service found a considerable proportion of U.S. citizens think we are in the “End Times”. 36% thought the severity of recent natural disasters such as Superstorm Sandy is evidence the world is coming to an end, as predicted by the Bible, while more than 63% blame climate change.

Nearly four in 10 U.S. residents blame weather on “end

Yahoo News, 13th December 2012

http://news.yahoo.com/nearly-four-10-u-residents-blame-weather-end-200603898.html

 

Interestingly, in 2008, it is known that The Obama Administration in the White House approached metaphysical leaders in the United States about “planetary challenges”. Specifically they asked:

“…to communicate about what is transpiring on the planet, and how we can change the course of the unprecedented events that are challenging this planet.”

Regretfully this small group of New Age leaders had no idea why they were being asked, but it is now clear they were being tested. Recent revelations prove that major religious institutions, metaphysical and esoteric groups have been tracking the date 2012 as the end/start of a major astronomical cycle.

Obama Administration Requests Info on Planetary Challenges, Intent, 5th March 2009 http://www.intent.com/blog/2009/03/05/obama-administration-requests-info-planetary-challenges%E2%80%8F

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“Cortez and Montezuma at Mexican Temple” Scene from the frieze decorating the United States Capitol Rotunda. Painted sometime between 1878 and 1880 by Constantino Brumidi. It features the Aztec Calendar Stone and other important Masonic symbolism.

This new cosmic dispensation was expected by those who have preserved ancient knowledge about the existence of long astronomical cycles. Strong evidence suggests an assortment of religious, metaphysical, esoteric and indigenous groups were using calendars derived from ancient knowledge that were carefully preserved to keep track of the time when we could expect a major period of cosmic transition and possible conflagration.

T. Horn & C. Putnam, Apollyon Rising 2012: The Lost Symbol Found & the Final Mystery of the Great Seal Revealed,

Defender Publishing, (2012)

T. Horn & C. Putnam, Petrus Romanus – The Final Pope is Here,

Defender Publishing (2013)

According to scientists, there is a belief that planet Earth is being swamped by a new stream of dark matter. Certainly, there is new evidence that the spacetime around Earth is changing and the European Space Agency have a new mission to determine what is going on.

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Hidefumi Tomita, Detector development for direction-sensitive dark matter research,

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 2011, http://udini.proquest.com/view/detector-development-for-direction-pqid:2289471411/

Probing The Flyby Anomaly With The Future STE-QUEST Mission

Technology Review, 31st October 2012

http://www.technologyreview.com/view/506681/fly-by-anomaly/

The realm of the quantum is the fundamental source of spiritual energies, so spiritual leaders in theory should understand exactly what is going on. The issue of planetary challenges is because the violent delivery mechanism is causing problems for our modern technological world!

Finally, more and more scientists are admitting that evolution is driven by changes in the environment and that organisms will intelligently engineer their own DNA and control their own evolution in response to environmental stress. This means that natural selection over hundreds of thousands of years has been superseded by evidence that genetic changes can appear quickly in a matter of 15 generations and that translates to decades.

If you want to know more, you can download the report:

 Planetary Challenges & Spiritual Evolution

Summary For Citizens of Planet Earth

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Image credits: NASA, Wallpaperswide.com, bestwallpaper.net

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Predictions And Prophecies: V The Blood Moon And The Boötes Constellation

What is the Blood Moon, and why do people attribute certain current astronomical constellations to the return of Jesus?

The following article deals with the intriguing coincidences found between astronomical, astrological and biblical predictions. The field we’re entering here is the universe of archaeoastronomy, solar mythology and astrotheology.

The theory of the Blood Moon

The years of 2014 and 2015 bring with them an interesting and uncommon occurrence called the “Blood Moon Tetrads.” This title reflects the fact that there will be four “blood moons” during these two years, an astronomical phenomenon involving the eclipse of a full moon. These total lunar eclipses will occur on April 15th and October 8th of 2014, and April 4th and September 28th of 2015. Because of atmospheric conditions during these total eclipses, the lunar surface will appear “blood red” from our perspective. Fortunately for Americans, all four of these blood or red moons will be visible from the United States.

The Blood Moon Tetrads have occurred a number of times in the last several centuries, with an attendant mythology developing around them, including and especially among Christians during the past nearly 2,000 years. As Robert Tulip states in The 2014 Astrotheology Calendar:

“Some fundamentalist Christians link this series of four eclipses or ‘Tetrads’ to prophecies of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. They cite biblical mentions of the blood moon, including the apostle Peter’s quote from the prophet Joel in Acts 2:20 and the opening of the sixth seal described at Revelation 6:12.”

Robert also points out that this natural occurrence is valuable not only to Christian prophecy but also to those interested in ancient religion and mythology revolving around nature worship, called “astral religion” or “astrotheology.” Says he, “Eclipses were key events in the ancient world for showing the exact position of the stars against the seasons, checking the calculations of astronomers in the days before the invention of telescopes.”

These astronomical calculations included what is called the “precession of the equinoxes,” a phenomenon caused by the earth’s tilt on its axis. Tulip relates that the ancient Greek astronomer credited with “discovering” or chronicling the precession, Hipparchus (fl. 134 BCE), used the “blood moon next to Virgo’s bright star Spica” in order to “prove that the equinox position had shifted compared to the old star maps from Babylon.”

Christian Astrotheology

Like their predecessors among not only the pagans but also the Jews, early Christians and their descendants down the ages were fascinated by the sky and searched it regularly for portents of God’s will. Christians traditionally have scoured the Bible for any sign of prophecy that might be used to predict the purported return of Jesus Christ or “Second Coming.” The blood moons have been struck upon because of the mention of celestial events in the Bible in several verses, including Luke 21:15:

And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars…

Acts 2:20 is another such “prophetic” verse, essentially repeating the scripture at Joel 2:13:

The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD comes.

Because of these biblical verses, many fervent Christians have been awaiting Christ’s return on every blood moon since the second century or so. The tetrads or collection of four such events in two years have been viewed as especially powerful. The blood moon tetrads of 2014 and 2015 are no less alluring to devotees, whose websites, books and videos on the subject can be found around the internet.

Boötes and Arcturus

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As N.W. Barker and I explain also in the 2014 Astrotheology Calendar, the constellation of Boötes and one of its stars, Arcturus, are also important markers within Christian astrotheology, as Boötes is deemed the “coming one,” a herald of the messiah. Thus, the constellation’s location during the blood moons is also of interest to Christians.

Tribulation and Dark Age

Unfortunately, this supposed return of Christ as depicted at Revelation 14:14-20 must be accompanied by slaughter and bloodshed that will destroy much of the world’s human population. It has been surmised that there will be a modern Dark Age in the near future, because of these scriptures, as Revelation 9:13-15 describes the killing of one-third of the world’s population – nonbelievers – while Isaiah 13:12 depicts mankind as becoming “more rare than fine gold.”

Obviously, the billions of people globally who are not believers in the Bible will not be happy with such a dreadful fate. Some of these nonbelievers likely will point out that all previous instances of Christ’s purported return have failed and that there is even a debate whether or not Jesus was a historical figure who actually came in the first place. Thus, skeptics will predict also that no such event will happen during the coming blood moons of 2014 and 2015.

In any event, the Blood Moon Tetrads are sure to excite millions of people worldwide, both for their supposed “prophetic” quality as well as for their marvelous beauty. We may hope what these blood moons will usher in is peace and understanding between all peoples globally.

Source: The Examiner

Image credits:

ZME Science

http://www.smokymtnastro.org

Seven Volcanoes In Six Different Countries All Start Erupting Within A Few Hours Of Each Other

Something is moving.

After a few weeks ago a new island appeared off the coast of Pakistan after an earthquake, there’s now a new island in the Pacific after a submarine volcano eruption off Nishino-Shima Island in Japan. It is the first eruption after 40 years. The eruption was noticed by the Japanese Navy when boiling lava went into the sea water and provoked plumes of steam and ash.

But this was only the first of a chain of volcano events around the globe which occurred one after the other within a few hours.

The Colima volcano in Mexico, almost 7000 miles away from Japan, erupted for the first time after a long period of relative calm, blowing a steam and ash cloud two miles up into the sky. The grumbling of the mountain was heard in towns that were miles away.

A smaller ash cloud was provoked by the following eruption of the Fire Mountain in Guatemala. The ash fell over nearby towns, and the explosions and shock waves of the event were felt until towns over 6 miles away.

The Yasur volcano in Vanuato has given only small explosions so far, but the farmers complain that the continuous ash falling on the nearby land might give damage to the farming soil.

A massive eruption has occurred from Mount Etna, in Sicily in Italy. The current eruption has been going on for days and is getting stronger as time moves on. Flights had to be canceled because of high ash clouds. The town of Zafferana at the foothills of the Etna has experienced some damage, and the lava flow is the biggest in years. Many people left their houses in panic.

The next volcano to erupt was Mount Sinabung the high ash cloud of which is giving residents a hard time. The volcano had awakened in 2010 for the first time after hundreds of years. 6000 people were evacuated yesterday as scientists feared a major eruption when the volcano started rumbling.

Mount Merapi on the island of Java, in Indonesia, started awakening yesterday. Luckily, nobody was harmed – people still recover from the loss of hundreds of people during the eruption in 2010.

ImageVolcanic activity worldwide. Status: November 22, 2013. Source: Humanitarian Early Warning Service.

The almost contemporary eruption of so many volcanos around the globe gives way to some concern: something is moving. It has to be pointed out though that some scientists believe that solar flares may trigger earthquakes and movements of the tectonic plates which might give way to volcano eruptions. The sun has been quite active in the last 4 weeks after it had been much too quiet in the 11th year of the actual solar cycle.

More activity is being noticed in many other places worldwide. How special the quantity of volcanic activity is and whether you’re in a potentially hazardous place you can find out at the Humanitarian Early Warning Service site.

Some people believe that all these events are connected to the possibly painful beginning of a new era that would have started on the famous end-time date 21/12/2012. If and why these are truth-based or unfounded assumptions will be laid out in an article we’re going to publish for the first anniversary of the Mayan end date – December 21, 2013.

Stay tuned for space weather news in the next days.

For updates and real-time news of volcano events check the USGS volcano watch site.

Written by: Mystica

Image credit: http://halofanon.wikia.com/wiki/File:1288514330_1440x900_buring-volcano-eruption.jpg

Mysterious Asteroid With Six Tails

Hubble Sees an Asteroid with Six Comet-like Tails

Nov. 7, 2013: Astronomers viewing our solar system’s asteroid belt with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have seen for the first time an asteroid with six comet-like tails of dust. Designated P/2013 P5, the asteroid resembles a rotating lawn sprinkler.
“We were literally dumbfounded when we saw it,” said lead investigator David Jewitt of the University of California at Los Angeles. “Even more amazing, its tail structures change dramatically in just 13 days as it belches out dust. That also caught us by surprise. It’s hard to believe we’re looking at an asteroid.”

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This NASA Hubble Space Telescope set of images reveals a never-before-seen set of six comet-like tails radiating from a body in the asteroid belt, designated P/2013 P5.

Jewitt leads a team whose research paper appears online in the Nov. 7 issue of the Astrophysical Journal Letters.
P/2013 P5 has been ejecting dust periodically for at least five months. Astronomers believe it is possible the asteroid’s rotation rate increased to the point where its surface started flying apart. They do not believe the tails are the result of an impact with another asteroid because they have not seen a large quantity of dust blasted into space all at once.
Scientists using the Pan-STARRS survey telescope in Hawaii announced their discovery of the asteroid Aug. 27. P/2013 P5 appeared as an unusually fuzzy-looking object. The multiple tails were discovered when Hubble was used to take a more detailed image Sept. 10.

When Hubble looked at the asteroid again Sept. 23, its appearance had totally changed. It looked as if the entire structure had swung around.
“We were completely knocked out,” Jewitt said.
Careful modeling by team member Jessica Agarwal of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Lindau, Germany, showed that the tails could have been formed by a series of impulsive dust-ejection events. She calculated that dust-ejection events occurred April 15, July 18, July 24, Aug. 8, Aug. 26 and Sept. 4. Radiation pressure from the sun stretched the dust into streamers.
Radiation pressure could have spun P/2013 P5 up. Jewitt said the spin rate could have increased enough that the asteroid’s weak gravity no longer could hold it together. If that happened, dust could slide toward the asteroid’s equator, shatter and fall off, and drift into space to make a tail. So far, only about 100 to 1,000 tons of dust, a small fraction of the P/2013 P5’s main mass, has been lost. The asteroid’s nucleus, which measures 1,400 feet wide, is thousands of times more massive than the observed amount of ejected dust.
Astronomers will continue observing P/2013 P5 to see whether the dust leaves the asteroid in the equatorial plane. If it does, this would be strong evidence for a rotational breakup. Jewitt’s interpretation implies that rotational breakup must be a common phenomenon in the asteroid belt. It might even be the main way small asteroids die.
“In astronomy, where you find one, you eventually find a whole bunch more,” Jewitt said. “This is just an amazing object to us, and almost certainly the first of many more to come.”
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Jewitt said it appears P/2013 P5 is a fragment of a larger asteroid that broke apart in a collision roughly 200 million years ago. There are many collision fragments in orbits similar to P/2013 P5’s. Meteorites from these bodies show evidence of having been heated to as much as 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit. This means the asteroid likely is composed of metamorphic rocks and does not hold any ice as a comet does.

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