June 2011 “MIDNIGHT” Eclipses

Posted: June 10, 2011 in Eclipses, Signs In The Heavens

In the middle of the night the thought came to me “midnight eclipses” and I got up to write it down and could not go back to sleep. (Seriously, I really don’t try to dream these things up, but when I get a clear thought like this I usually search it out.) I am not trying to read anything into this, only watching and logging.

  • The first time ‘midnight’ is used in the Old Testament is in Exodus 11:4, “And Moses said, Thus saith the LORD, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt:”
  • The first time ‘midnight’ is used in the New Testament is in Matthew 25:6, “And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

According to Astronomy Israel, “Totality  begins at 10:22PM when all of the moon enters the earth’s full, umbral shadow. At 11:12PM the moon will be as deeply into the earth’s shadow as it will get at this eclipse and “greatest eclipse” begins, when the moon should reach its darkest. Totality ends just after midnight on Thursday, June 16, and the exit partial phase of the eclipse ends at 1:02AM IDT.

I thought it was interesting that both eclipses of June 2011 were at ‘midnight’ and both covered ‘two days’.

  • The date on the Hebrew calendar will be Sivan 14, since their days are from sundown to sundown the eclipse will be one day.
  • Another interesting thought from history comes from the only time Sivan is mentioned in the Bible, Esther 8:9, the longest verse in the Bible where Haman’s edict for destroying the Jewish people was overturned. Mordecai and Esther were fasting during Passover, so from Passover to Sivan 23 were the happenings of Esther’s 2 dinners, wicked Haman’s death and the hanging of Haman’s 10 sons.

NASA noted: “Four partial solar and two total lunar eclipses take place in 2011. This 4:2 combination of solar and lunar eclipses in a single year is rather rare with only six cases during the 21st Century (2011, 2029, 2047, 2065, 2076 and 2094).

  1. Marianne says:

    I think this is worth thinking about. Interesting that what happens is according to Israeli time. IN North America, it will be the afternoon. As the eclipse will be at its fullest for one hour, it reminds me of Babylon falling in one hour as well.

  2. Donna says:

    Wow Mary you always get me thinking. I do not know much about eclipses. But, surely most prayers are getting what I am to pray for Israel! I just feel inside something big is happening and do not know what it is.

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