Posts Tagged ‘biblical astronomy’

What is a Blue Moon? It is the 2nd full moon in one (solar) month.  That year would have 13 full moons instead of the usual 12. 7 times in 19 years there are 13 instead of 12 and 2015 will have 13. The last time this happened was 2012. The full moons of July were the 2nd and the 31st.  The second full moon of the month is called a Blue Moon. Below is a photo from Space.com of that brilliant full moon of July 31.

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When someone says “Once in a blue moon” they are saying it is absurd,  may not  or rarely happens.

The color will not actually be blue unless there has been a volcanic eruption, fires or other gases in the atmosphere. The color would only change during unusual sky conditions. When I was in Minnesota in July I observed the Sun being fire red from the smoke of the forest fires in Canada. I have had several people message me about seeing this past moon being brilliant red and the news last night showed it to be orange. The brilliant colors of the moon are not from a lunar eclipse, but rather effects of smoke in the atmosphere from states away.

There are 20 active fires in the following states. Alaska (1), California (8), Montana (3), New Mexico (2), Oregon (2), Washington (3) and Wyoming (1). Only 3 of these fires are contained.

Click this link for stories of people who have experienced sighting an actual full moon in a blue color: http://www.spaceweather.com/glossary/bluemoonstories.html

 

Historically comets have come before wars, seen as bad omens of deaths of kings or noble men or a warning of forthcoming danger. See my blog of 9/25/11 Significant Comets Connection to Historic Events.

Comet ISON was discovered by September 21, 2012 by 2 Russian Astronomers, Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok. Since they were using a telescope that belonged to International Scientific Optical Network (ISON) the comet was named after the network and not by their names (i.e., Halleys Comet found by Edmond Halley).

Comet ISON could be the brightest comet in history, time will tell.  We will see what happens as it approaches the sun November 28, 2013. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/09/120927-new-comet-2012-s1-ison-science-space-moon

The significance I see is that it is expected to be the brightest comet in history and it will be in our viewing during the first of the tetrad Blood Moon over Passover of 2014.

When the signs are in the heavenlies over God’s appointed festivals (Feasts of the Lord) it is calling us to attention, watch. Luke 2:25, “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; (28) Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” (Also Daniel 6:26-27; Joel 2:31; Isaiah 34:2-5)[my comment- look up, WATCH the heavenly signs]

Genesis 1:14, And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

The next Blue Moon is scheduled for August 31, 2012.

The last was December 31, 2009. I wrote a blog on that year June 1, 2011 and called it 2009- When the Heavenly Birth Pains Began. https://mbostrom2.wordpress.com/2011/06/01/2009-when-the-heavenly-birth-pains-began/

What is a Blue Moon? It is the 2nd full moon in one (solar) month.  That year would have 13 full moons instead of the usual 12. The first moon this month was August 1st so 2012 will have 13 full moons. Below is a really cool photo of an airliner leaving Orlando during the first full moon this month.

When someone says “Once in a blue moon” they are saying it is absurd,  may not  or rarely happens.

The color will not actually be blue unless there has been a volcanic eruption, fires or other gases in the atmosphere. The color would only change during unusual sky conditions. The Associated Press reports this week that 220 counties in the United States are in severe drought conditions and many are experiencing out of control fires. For these areas, the moon may actually look blue August 31st.

Click this link for stories of people who have experienced sighting an actual full moon in a blue color: http://www.spaceweather.com/glossary/bluemoonstories.html

The next Blue moon is scheduled to happen July 31, 2015. This is significant to me because 2014 and 2015 will have back-to-back blood red moons on Passover and Tabernacles both years. This is called a Tetrad. In history, there have only been 3 times this has happened on these lunar mid-month Feast of the Lord days. There will not be another Tetrad on Passover and Tabernacles in this century following 2015 according to NASA’s computers.

  • 1493 and 1494- After the Jews were expelled from Spain and the Spanish Inquisition
  • 1949 and 1950- After Israel became a nation and immediately went into the War of Independence
  • 1967 and 1968- After the Six Day War when Jerusalem came back into the hands of the Jewish Nation of Israel

All 3 had to do with the Jews and followed wars. Question, will there be a war involving Israel before 2014? Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem, Psalm 122:6.

Newsweek magazine of 1998 had an article of Hale Bopp Comet and explained comes as ‘frozen dirt balls’. It reads, “This comet was last seen in these parts 4200 years ago (before Abraham of 2213 BC).Comets are big frozen dirtballs, an estimated 100 billion of them were created at the same time as the sun and the planets. Most of their days comets float anonymously in a halo called an ort cloud, a backwoods of space way past Pluto. But once in a while gravitational jolts from passing stars send a comet hurdling from the kingdom of ice into a trip around the sun. Comets are of the wandering children of the solar system. They were present at the creation some 4 billion years ago and living in the cold storage in the outer solar system they haven’t changed much.”

Job 38:22,”Have you entered the treasury of snow, Or have you seen the treasury of hail(23) Which I have reserved for the time of trouble, For the day of battle and war?” 

Comets are often seen as a bad omen, appearing years before a major war or natural disaster.  A few examples are of a comet was sited before the Exodus, the first Passover and the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD.  In Natural History, Pliny wrote that it was a “terrible comet…(that) was twisted like a coil, and it was very grim to behold.” Exodus 9:19 records  “So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, so very heavy that there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.” The Jewish Talmud records ‘stones fell in Egypt and were very hot.’ Joesphesus wrote about a  heavenly appearance resembling a sword in the sky before the destruction of the Temple.

October 2011  Astronomy magazine carried an interesting article on comets. The first paragraph caught my attention, “..This makes them an object of popular fascination and has led to their common association as omens of significant events on Earth. (The destruction of Jerusalem by Roman Emperor Titus and the Norman conquest of England are two famous examples)”  [please remember astronomy is a science, astrology is witchcraft]

Below are come significant comets of our era and the coinciding historic events on earth. Genesis 1:14 tells us the the heavenly lights are God’s signposts, for signs for seasons. Comets have no light in themselves, but only reflect the Sun.  If you are on a journey you will see the signs closer together and larger as you near your destination. So it is with the destination God has ordained for the time of the end.

Hale Bopp Comet

  • First seen when Noah was building the Ark, so called the Noahic Comet
  • In July 1995, this comet was discovered by American amateur astronomers Alan Hale and Tom Bopp. The giant size was remarkable, 25-100 miles across, making it the largest comet ever discovered.
  • The first discovery in our atmosphere was the 6th of Iyar, the 45th anniversary of the rebirth of Israel as a nation
  • The closest pass to earth was March 23, 1997 on the Jewish Festival of Purim, when there was also a partial lunar eclipse
  • Hale Bopp Comet was a sign in the last decade of the last century of the last day before the millennium last day. (As in the days of Noah- Mt 24:37; Luke 17:26)

Kohoutek Comet

  • August 9, 1974 (Av 9- Tish B’Av) this comet was seen in our solar system
  • All nine leaders of the Common Market fell during this comet’s passing
  • President Nixon departed from office of President of the United States during this comet’s passing

Halley’s Comet

  • One of the first comets named discovered by Sir Edmund Halley. In 1705 he wrote an article stating this comet sighted in 1456, 1531, 1607 and 1682 and predicted it would return in 1758. He died in 1742 so did not live to see this sighting.
  • 12 BC when Herod was expending the Temple platform
  • 66 AD,  4 years before the destruction of the Temple
  • 1910, 4 years prior to WWI
  • 1986, 4 years prior to the Persian Gulf War

Three Significant Eclipse Comets

  • May 17, 1882, a comet called Comet Wells was viewed in Egypt during a total solar eclise (This is the year the Russian Jews began to make aliyah)
  • May 20, 1947, this comet known as The Southern Comet was visible during a total solar eclipse (1 year before Israel became a nation)
  • November 1, 1948, The Eclipse Comet (the year Israel became a nation)

Shoemaker-Levy-9 Comet

  • Dicovered by Eugene & Carolyn Shoemaker & David Levy March 24, 1994  (9th comet discovery as a team)
  • First comet to be seen orbiting a planet, orbiting Jupiter rather than the Sun like other comets
  • Nicknamed the String of Pearls, broke into 21 fragments resembling pearls

Hyakutake Comet

  • This comet is estimated to be seen every 40,000 years
  • Discovered in January 30, 1996 by Yuji Kyakutake of Japan.
  • Passover 1996 comet Hykutake makes the closest encounter with the earth, one year later Hale Bopp Comet makes the same point on Passover 1997
  • It seemed to hang over Jerusalem as it passed over on Passover 1996 and was seen as a pale green in color from the gases being given off by it.

Elenin Comet

  • Expected to be closest to the earth during Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets) September 29, 2011.