Solar and Lunar Eclipses of 2011

Posted: May 13, 2011 in Eclipses, Signs In The Heavens

One of the things I like to study is connections between heavenly events and happenings with Israel. I don’t know what is coming in the future, but I can look at the past history.

According to Jewish Rabbinic tradition and from historical recording of cycles, an eclipse should be interpreted according to the following (Talmud-Mas. Sukkah 29a)

  • Solar – a bad omen for idolaters
  • Lunar – a bad omen for Israel
  • Red Moon at Lunar eclipse – a sword is coming for the whole world
  • Black Moon at Lunar eclipse – the arrows of famine are coming to the world
  • Both red and black moon – both sword and famine
  • In the East- specifically for those who live in the East
  • In the West – specifically for those who live in the West
  • In the midst of heaven-  for the whole world

June 1, 2011 is Iyar 28, 5771 on the Hebrew calendar. This is also Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day. There will also be a partial solar eclipse seen in the northern countries, Canada, Alaska, Greenland, Iceland and other far north Asia. Northern Russia will get the best showing of this eclipse.

  • In 1967, Israeli paratroopers completed their capture of the Old City of Jerusalem, restoring Jewish control of the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site. Soldiers danced, sang and cried at the Western Wall, the site of Jewish prayers for centuries. A plaza was cleared in front of the Wall, and one week later, tens of thousands of Jews swarmed to the site on the holiday of Shavuot (Pentecost). Iyar 28 is celebrated today as Yom Yerushalayim, commemorating the reunification of the Holy City, which has stood as the capital of the Jewish nation for 3,000 years.

June 15, 2011 will have a full lunar eclipse,  a blood red moon. The June 15 total lunar eclipse will be visible to observers in Africa, southern Asia, and Australia. (AAA?) It is said that this eclipse will be one of the darkest eclipses ever. It will be second only to the July 16, 2000 total lunar eclipse.

  • On the Hebrew calendar this falls on Sivan 13. In 1948,  20 Jews were killed by a bombing of the Jewish Quarter in Cairo, Egypt. (In the coming months, more bombings in Cairo killed an additional 50 Jews.) In the period following Israel’s declaration of independence, anti-Jewish riots broke out across the Arab world. Jews were attacked and imprisoned, Jewish property was seized, and most of these centuries-old Jewish communities were forced to disband.

July 1, 2011 will see another partial solar eclipse. This eclipse will only be visible in the Antarctic.

  • On the Hebrew calendar this falls on Sivan 29, 5771. On this date in 1312 BC, Moses sent 12 spies into the Promised Land. 40 days later they came back and 10 had an evil report, which the nation believed. This was Av 8, 1312. The next day was Av 9, which began a cycle of disastrous events for the nation. Two of the biggest disasters that happened on Av 9 (Tisha B’Av) were that both Solomon’s Temple ( 586 BC)  and Rebuilt Temple (70 AD) were destroyed on that very day.

November 25, 2011 will see the 4th partial solar eclipse of 2011. This will be seen in Antarctica, southern New Zealand and South Africa.

  • This is Cheshvan 28 on the Hebrew calendar. On this day in 1949 Israel reached a population of 1 million. in 1882 the population of Israel (size of New Jersey) was 289,000. Today the population is 7,746,000. Look what the Lord has done.

December 10, 2011 will see the 2nd full lunar eclipse of 2011, a blood red moon This will be visible from Alaska, northern Canada, Australia, New Zealand, central Asia and eastern Asia. Viewers in most of North America and Hawaii will view the moon set still in eclipse, while those along the west coast of the United States and Canada will see the beginning of totality just as the moon disappears below the western horizon. The best view of the total lunar eclipse will be from central and eastern Asia. The eclipse will find the moon set between the horns of Taurus the Bull.

  • This is Kislev 14 on the Hebrew calendar and  is considered to be Reuben’s birth date, the first son of Jacob.
  1. Carol Searle says:

    Hi Mary.

    I would like to be added to your email list. This information is perfect for what we will be looking into next year in school at LFA. Thank you so much!

  2. […] Meanwhile, the nations are looking like they will be stumbling upon that stone of Israel if they keep this up, according to Zechariah 12, including the US and the USA: […]

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