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Professor Pugach of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine,
Dimitrie Olenici of Suceava, Romania, and I have written a paper
about the results of various experiments that we performed during
the solar eclipse of 1 August 2008. The anomalous results
appeared to be consistent, indeed correlated. You may be
interested to download a preprint of this paper (about 900K)
And here is an alternative location (in case the one above gives
Comments would be appreciated.
A number of us are now in the southern Maldives, for experiments
during the annular solar eclipse of next Friday, the 15th. You
can read about our exploits at:
and you can read something about the general background at:
Theories, theories, myriads upon myriads of
them, streamed over me like wind-borne leaves,
like the contents of some titanic paper-factory
flung aloft by the storm, like dust-clouds in
the hurricane advance of the mind.
---- Olaf Stapledon, 'Last Men in London'
Geoff Stray's book has been getting good reviews.
Just because I don't think anything of cosmic significance will happen in 2012 is no reason not to buy his book.
The worst review by Steve in Tustin (Dec. 15) isn't all that bad.
The good news is that the book lists a brief summary
of each of the predictions from the mildest to the
wildest, including some helpful illustrations.
The bad news is that even with three chapters of
conclusion material, no clear conclusions are drawn.
The technical inaccuracies and inconsistencies and
relative plausibilities of a number of the predictions
is presented, but not in a thorough or systematic way.
The most helpful references are to Goeff Stray's
website [...] for a complete up-to-date catalog of all
things 2012, and John Major Jenkin's social networking
portal [...]. If you are looking for a checklist or
grading system from the best to the worst, you will not
find it here. A comprehensive reference book at best.
Watch this 2:38 trailer.
There is a brief 3-second clip that shows a formation actually being formed in real time. This is no hoax.
In the remarks, page 9, of the pugarticle.pdf article, you detail the problem in
constructing two identical pendulums. It is obvious the pendulums are not in the
same exact location. The report should have noted the precise location of each
device, at least to the precision of a good GPS device, if widely separated, but
within a cm if in the same immediate location.
I realize you are working with "new science," and it is difficult to know how
much detailed information should be recorded and included in a report.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Thomas Goodey" <thomas@...> wrote:
> Professor Pugach of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine,
> Dimitrie Olenici of Suceava, Romania, and I have written a paper
> about the results of various experiments that we performed during
> the solar eclipse of 1 August 2008. The anomalous results
> appeared to be consistent, indeed correlated. You may be
> interested to download a preprint of this paper (about 900K)
> And here is an alternative location (in case the one above gives
> Comments would be appreciated.
> A number of us are now in the southern Maldives, for experiments
> during the annular solar eclipse of next Friday, the 15th. You
> can read about our exploits at:
> and you can read something about the general background at:
> Thomas Goodey
> Theories, theories, myriads upon myriads of
> them, streamed over me like wind-borne leaves,
> like the contents of some titanic paper-factory
> flung aloft by the storm, like dust-clouds in
> the hurricane advance of the mind.
> ---- Olaf Stapledon, 'Last Men in London'
You astro-revelation subscribers might appreciate this post I made to another Yahoo group. I think the little comet in the webcast of the August 11, 1999 solar eclipse is the same one that I saw 3.5 days later transiting the Moon. These SOHO pictures of a comet impacting the Sun are given as evidence that the little comet I saw was near the Moon, not the Sun. Just between us, I also think this little comet was the Tunguska comet.
I also suspect that it is the "Star of Bethlehem" and that it will return to the Earth-Moon system in April, 2016.
Oops. I forgot pictures don't get archived on the Yahoo website. Here's the picture of a little comet in the field of view of the Exploratorium photo of the August 11, 1999 solar eclipse from Amasya, Turkey.
That came from this website.
The conventional wisdom is that this little 1999 eclipse comet was near the Sun, but my theory is that it was near the Moon (behind it and drifting towards it in the Earth-Moon moving frame) because I observed a small comet actually transiting the crescent Moon in daylight 3.5 days later in my Celestron 8-inch telescope at 100 power. I actually saw this comet in my 6x50 finder scope as well. It was brighter than the Moon's crescent, and I also saw it moving in the blue sky towards the Sun. No astronomer in his right mind would look at the Moon through a telescope in daylight hoping to observe a comet. In retrospect, I was not in my right mind at that time. I emailed my observation to Brian Marsden, but there was no confirmation, and he never acknowledged me. My present project involves trying to understand why this comet was not observed in the night sky.
It's not so much that the 2010 SOHO comet flew into the Sun and the 1999 eclipse comet did not. Comets can fly around the Sun without colliding into it. It's more that the 2010 SOHO comet's tail was stretched out so much, and the 1999 eclipse comet had a short, stubby tail.
The SOHO event was also actually a string of doomed comets.
It's also about the fact that the eclipse comet did not move relative to the Sun/Moon during the entire period of totality of 2 minutes 9 seconds, and yet its line of sight was apparently only 9% of a solar radius away from the surface of the Sun/Moon image. If you pause the SOHO video, you can see that the SOHO comet moved a distance of about 1.3 solar radius in one minute of time. From 3.5 solar radii at 18:54 to 2.2 solar radii at 19:54.
That is why I think this comet was near the Moon, not the Sun during totality.
On 6 Mar 2010 at 13:30, currere101@... wrote:
> In the remarks, page 9, of the pugarticle.pdf article, you
> detail the problem in constructing two identical pendulums. It
> is obvious the pendulums are not in the same exact location.
> The report should have noted the precise location of each
> device, at least to the precision of a good GPS device, if
> widely separated, but within a cm if in the same immediate
Well, I did say that the pendulums were about 10 meters
apart, and I did give the lat-lon of the location. I agree
that the report could have been even more definite. However
the exact relative location of the pendulums was quite
difficult to ascertain, as you can see by going to
www.youtube.com and searching for "paraconical pendulum",
and having a look at the video entitled "Two Pendulums"
which shows the intricacies of the building.
I do not think that the exact distance between the
pendulums was directly relevant. The configuration of the
concrete walls might, hypothetically, have affected "aether
flow" around the pendulums, but if that is the modelization
actually required, then an enormous can of worms is opened.
In the beginning God created
Man. Dissatisfied on inspection
of His creature, He exclaimed
"No, I can do better than that!"
Whereupon He created Woman.
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SUNSET PLANETS: This is for everyone. Venus and Mercury are having a close encounter on April 3rd and 4th. Look west at sunset to see the two bright planets beaming through the twilight only 3 degrees apart. Sky maps, pictures and more information may be found at http://spaceweather.com
SUNSET PLANETS: When the sun sets tonight, go outside and look west. Venus and Mercury are "in conjunction" and beaming through the twilight:
"Clear skies allowed me to watch both planets for an entire hour," says Mark Peter of Pickerington, Ohio. "It was a great show!" He took the picture on April 3rd using a Nikon D50 (ISO 800, f/4.5, 3 seconds).
more images: from Becky Ramotowski of Tijeras, New Mexico; from Dan Bush of Evona, Missouri; from Nigel Lea-Wilson of St Helens, Merseyside, UK; from Martin Popek of Nýdek, Czech republic; from Marek Nikodem of Szubin, Poland; from Jan Andersson of Borĺs,Sweden; from Justin Cowart of Near Cobden, Illinois;
If you click on the spaceweather link below after today, use the archives
feature in the right margin of that page. Key in
then click view.
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Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 2:19 PM
Subject: New Comet in the Morning Sky
Space Weather News for June 8, 2010
NEW COMET McNAUGHT: A fresh comet is swinging through the inner solar
system, and it is brightening rapidly as it approaches Earth for a 100
million mile close encounter in mid-June. Comet McNaught (C/2009 R1) has a
vivid green head and a long wispy tail that look great through small
telescopes. By the end of the month it could be visible to the naked eye
perhaps as bright as the stars of the Big Dipper. Because this is the
comet's first visit to the inner solar system, predictions of future
brightness are necessarily uncertain; amateur astronomers should be alert
for the unexpected. Visit http://spaceweather.com for sky maps, photos and
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Click on the movie button to see the flash.
This is the third time in only 13 months that amateur astronomers have
detected signs of impact on Jupiter. The earlier events occurred on July 19,
2009, and June 3, 2010. Jupiter is getting hit more often than conventional
wisdom would suggest, leading many researchers to call for a global network
of telescopes to monitor Jupiter 24/7 and measure the impact rate.
"Like the event of June 3rd, this fireball did not produce any visible
debris," notes John Rogers, director of the British Astronomical
Association's Jupiter section. "Here are some hi-resolution images taken 1-2
rotations before and 1-2 rotations after the event. As the observers
commented, there was no visible mark (not in RGB, nor UV, nor methane),
post-impact. Dark brown spots on the North Equatorial Belt were already
there before the fireball."
Since I haven't posted much in the way of eschatological ideas to astro-revelation lately, I thought it would be good to file progress reports with you from time to time. I hope this report will stimulate some of you to post questions. Questions from readers always stimulate me. Your questions are my reward.
Many of you may not know who I am. Here is my personal profile.
I spent the first five months of 2010 writing a paper entitled "Comet VulcanˇÇs Unobserved August 17, 1999 Flyby". Just between us, this is the comet that I think was the Star of Bethlehem. But I don't mention that in scientific circles. I also think it will return to flyby the Moon and Earth again in 2016, and I will be mentioning that in scientific circles as soon as I work up more supporting evidence in the form of ephemerides between planetary flybys. In my opinion, this comet is the "cue ball" in God's cosmic billiards game. It is the "beast" of Revelation.
That paper became obsolete a few days after I submitted it to the publisher. Here is a link to the (now obsolete) version that was published in the Proceedings of the Natural Philosophy Alliance Conference Volume 7.
It's pretty technical, and if you get lost in reading it, then I suggest that you read my PowerPoint presentation first. (I wrote it after the paper submission deadline, and I made some essential improvements.) It's been converted to a PDF file, so you don't need Microsoft PowerPoint software to read it.
Here is why the published paper is obsolete. I had used P-waves (seismic pressure waves, also known as longitudinal body waves) instead of the slower Rayleigh surface waves as the earthquake trigger in the paper. I didn't learn about Rayleigh waves until after I had submitted the paper. A low-flying comet cannot outrun P-waves, but it can outrun Rayleigh surface waves. This means it can generate the equivalent of sonic booms in the solid Earth. My thesis is that such "sonic" booms can trigger an earthquake, even when the ground track of the comet's footprint is 4500 km away from the earthquake epicenter as it was in this case.
In the first slide, I made a promise to revise that paper "soon".
My paper in the 2010 NPA conference proceedings is obsolete
because it assumes P-wave triggering. I will upload a revision
(described in the last slide ˇČFuture Research PlansˇÉ) to the
World Science Database soon. It will use Rayleigh surface-wave
ˇČsonic boomˇÉ triggering as described in the last section.
When I wrote that, I believed I would start working on that revision as soon as I got back home from the conference. Now I see that it will be at least a year before I get back to revising that paper. Instead, I have been working on my neutron gravity theory, and my paper next summer may have a title something like "Applying Airy's Method to Flowing Space Gravity Theory." It sounds innocent enough, but I suspect that I will reveal my idea that Earth's core is not hot iron as conventional geophysicists say it is. In my model Earth's outer core is very cold liquid hydrogen, and its inner core is solid hydrogen enclosing solid helium enclosing an innermost cavity with a thin shell of antineutrons. These antineutrons have a temperature of absolute zero. In my opinion, that "cavity" is what the Bible calls the "bottomless pit".
On September 22, 2008 I posted an interesting finding regarding the Earth's core. I found that the radius of the Earth's inner core was within 1% of being 666 nautical miles in radius (actual value is 659.3 nm).
The nautical mile is a natural unit of measure that is defined as being one arcminute along any great circle at sea level. But the Earth is an oblate spheroid, not a perfect sphere. So one nautical mile equals about 1.861 km at the poles and 1.843 km at the Equator. In 1929 an international conference in Monaco adopted a definition of one international nautical mile as being equal to 1.852 km exactly. Then we have the problem of historical meters versus standard meters. The original definition of the meter was intended to be 1.E-7 times the length of the meridian from pole to equator. Thus, the sea-level circumference of the Earth was intended to be exactly 40,000,000 meters. In fact, it is 40,007,862.63 standard meters. A standard meter is now defined as the distance that light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 second.
None of that matters much to my speculation regarding 666 nautical miles because the inner core's radius differs from 666 nautical miles by 1.016%. The possible explanation that deserves investigation is that the solid hydrogen inner core is gradually melting. In the late First Century when John the Revelator wrote the Book of Revelation, I think that the inner core may have had a radius of 666 nautical miles, and since then due to continuous melting, it now has a radius of 659.3 nautical miles. Wouldn't that be interesting if true?
In that message #2082 I speculated that the "bottomless pit" was the liquid-hydrogen outer core. I now think that it is a worm hole or "umbilical cord" that connects Earth's core to the core of Earth's Siamese twin world that we call Heaven. There is way of thinking about this that uses Inversive Geometry.
This idea is that inside the spherical membrane that defines this cavity, one finds the entire anti-universe. In this geometry, the center of the Earth in our universe is at an infinite distance in the anti-universe. Hence, the cavity or "pit" inside the membrane is bottomless.
Why am I switching research topics from the comet flyby to Earth's interior and flowing space gravity theory? The short answer is that the Spirit is moving me to switch topics. I suspect that my gravity research results will be needed in the comet ephemerides. Especially if Comet Vulcan turns out to be the Tunguska Airburst Comet of 1908, as I think it was.
You can get a taste of my gravity research by reading my neutron gravity paper that I presented in 2009 at the NPA Conference.
At least read Section 4 The Space Shuttle Water Dump. Then compare the photograph of the water dump to Fig. 3.
Now I'd like to copy and paste a message I composed for a well-known comet expert who unfortunately died recently. I could use some expert help in my research. The pity is that I have very little credibility in the professional science community, so it will be hard for me to attract such expert help. All I can do is gather more and more evidence as best I can until it is enough to get their attention. I am working on an expanded version of this appeal for expert help that I will post later.
If you get this message by HTML, then you will see some embedded pictures below. Otherwise, you can click on the links to uploaded copies of the same pictures.
In my August 9, 2009 letter I mentioned three observations of a comet that I'm suggesting was the same comet in each instance.
1999 August 11: solar eclipse apparition observed by webcast,
1999 August 14: daylight lunar transit observed by Glen Deen,
2000 April 6: occultation of HIP 66600 observed by Ricard Casas.
Here is the Exploratorium webcam image of the August 11 eclipse.
I spoke with Ricard Casas by email in January this year, and he confirmed observing nebulosity surrounding HIP 66600. He didn't keep his CCD images of that observation.
It now seems to me that this nebulosity was the comet's round coma. It's tail would have been hidden behind the coma due to the Earth's analog to the Sun's solar wind streaming radially outward from the Earth. It's proper motion would have been very small because this star, HIP 66600, was the radiant or asymptote of its hyperbolic geocentric orbit.
If so, then in my opinion this was no accident. God not only designed and implemented this orbit, but he also influenced the design of the Hipparcos Catalogue numbering system so that this particular star would be assigned that particular catalogue number. So, I suggest that one plausible interpretation of the prophecy in Revelation 13:18 involves the star HIP 66600 and Hipparchus.
Rev 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the
number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is
Six hundred threescore and six.
The "beast" is this comet because, if it returns in April 2016 as I have been suggesting, it would be threatening a collision with Earth following a deflection by the Moon as a result of a close flyby behind the Moon. (I think instead of colliding with Earth, it will be captured in a 12-day eccentric orbit with an apogee at the Moon's orbit. How it will escape Earth orbit is another story.)
The star will be relevant if it is the radiant for the inbound leg of this 2016 apparition, as it was for the outbound leg of the 1999 flyby. First binocular observers, then naked-eye observers, will see this comet growing brighter every evening at a place in the sky centered on this star. The "beast" will appear to be "coming out of" this star. The number of the beast, "666", refers in my interpretation to the star HIP 66600, and the "man" is the ancient Greek astronomer Hipparchus, the namesake for the Hipparcos Star Catalogue.
Now I'd like to add another "observation" to that list: this comet's hypothetical unobserved low-altitude Earth flyby that I suggest may have triggered the 7.6 magnitude Izmit, Turkey earthquake on August 17, 1999 by means of a sonic boom effect at the epicenter due to Rayleigh surface waves generated by the moving blister in the Earth's crust raised by the comet's gravity under it's footprint, which was never closer than 4500 km to the epicenter along a great-circle propagation ray.
My effort in the first half of 2010 produced a 2-body orbit because I only used the solar eclipse apparition, the flyby event, and the HIP 66600 radiant observation. I ignored the lunar transit. The paper that I wrote had a publication deadline, and I was rushed for time. I have a steep learning curve to climb before I can include the lunar transit into a more accurate determination of a 3-body geocentric orbit. Here is the 2-body geocentric orbit, assuming a perigee distance of 1.1 Earth radii.
I had hoped to have more than this half-baked paper and PowerPoint presentation to show you by now. I had thought I would be re-writing this paper following the plans described in my slide 33 of the attached PowerPoint document.
My theory is that this comet triggered the Izmit, Turkey earthquake on 8/17/99 and the aftershock 20 minutes later with two "sonic" booms in the Earth's crust. The time derivative of the great circle distance from the comet's footprint on the ground to the earthquake epicenter (range rate) became supersonic with respect to the Rayleigh surface wave propagation velocity in Earth's crust. The main shock was triggered by the first sonic boom as the comet's range rate became supersonic. The aftershock was triggered by the second sonic boom as the range rate became subsonic. Here is a copy of my slide 23.
If the same comet that triggered the August 17 earthquake was also observed (1) by the Exploratorium webcam at Amasya, Turkey in the August 11 total solar eclipse field, (2) by me transiting the Moon in daylight on August 14, (3) by Ricard Casas occulting HIP 66600 on April 6, then I suggest that its ephemeris could not have been an accident. There are just too many coincidences. If we allow the hypothesis that this comet's ephemeris was the result of intelligent design, then we can explore many other seemingly unlikely possibilities without apology.
One possibility is that it could have been the trigger of the December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami earthquake. I also suspect that this comet may have been the June 30, 1908 Tunguska airburst comet.
I also suspect that this comet could have triggered many other earthquakes including the January 17, 1994 Northridge earthquake
and the January 17, 1995 Kobe earthquake.
The clue that these earthquakes are related is that they occurred almost exactly one year apart, and their epicenter latitudes, magnitudes, and depths are quite similar.
Northridge latitude = 34ˇë12ˇě47ˇíN Mag. = 6.7, depth = 19.0 km
Kobe, Japan latitude = 34.58ˇëN Mag. = 6.9, depth = 22.0 km
The time span from January 17, 1994 to August 17, 1999 is 67 months.
The time span from August 17, 1999 to December 26, 2004 is 64 months.
Somewhat similar time spans. These periods suggests heliocentric orbits tangent to Earth's orbit at perihelion, and having an aphelion near the orbit of Jupiter. If so, then we have the burden of explaining how this comet in Earth's night sky could have avoided detection. The best answer may be that it goes dormant following each Earth flyby. For the 1999 apparition we have the inbound leg obscured by the glare of the Sun, and we have the comet masquerading as a planetary nebula because of its small proper motion in the outbound leg.
The time span from June 30, 1908 and December 26, 2004 is 1158 months.
16*64 + 2*67 = 1158 months.
This does not prove anything, but it is suggestive for future investigations.
I'm sending this incomplete report to you now because I have decided to work on a different project for my 2011 NPA paper, and I won't get back to this Comet Vulcan project before the Summer of 2011. This different project involves my neutron gravity theory, which was the subject of my 2009 paper.
I think my gravity theory will become necessary in the future to explain how a comet could possibly brake its velocity to a full stop as it is threatening to collide with a planet and reverse the direction of its motion like a yo-yo without destroying itself in the process. My explanation for this seeming impossibility is that the comet sometimes reverses the sign of its mass, and the conservation of linear momentum law requires a compensating velocity direction reversal. The braking occurs because the mass has to pass through infinity to change sign. My neutron gravity theory will attempt to explain what negative mass even means, and to describe the process that causes a mass sign reversal. The looming proximity of the planet as the comet approaches impact accelerates the mass sign reversal process.
I think this comet reversed its mass sign at Tunguska, and I think it may have happened frequently at Mercury. The evidence for a Tunguska-like airburst at Mercury is its Caloris Basin, one of the largest craters in the solar system. My hypothesis is that the comet's explosive mass-velocity reversal always occurs when the impending impact point on the surface of Mercury is centered on the Caloris Basin. As well, this event always occurs when Mercury is behind the Sun from Earth's viewpoint so we don't see the brilliant flash of light that occurs as the result of a very large number of free neutrons decaying all at one time. This will constrain the comet's ephemeris quite a bit, and that will be helpful.
Here is a website that a correspondent called to my attention.
I ordered the DVD, and I plan to watch it and let you know my reaction to
The following paragraphs were written to my correspondent, and I thought you
might be interested too, although I imagine I may be repeating myself to
some degree. Nevertheless, there may be enough new ideas here that will make
it worth your time to read. Also some of you may not have read everything I
have written on this subject, and it may be news to you.
In my theory, the Star of Bethlehem is a very small but very important
periodic comet with an ephemeris that has clearly been designed by an
intelligence. There is no way that this comet's ephemeris, which has been
carefully hidden for centuries from diligent comet hunters' prying
telescopes in spite of its frequent close flybys of Earth and the Moon, can
have been an accident.
When this comet is finally discovered (the whole world will see it coming
with their naked eyes when the time comes), it will arguably be the most
important astronomical discovery in history. In my opinion, the most
striking prophecy that will be fulfilled is Revelation 13:13. "And he doeth
great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth, in
the sight of men."
If my calculations are correct, the "fire" will be a shaft of light reaching
down from a comet hanging briefly motionless overhead (6 Earth radii above
the surface) and reaching down to the Earth. This phenomenon is known in
astronomy as an anti-tail. The comet's main tail would point away from Earth
(not the Sun), and so it would be hidden behind the comet's coma from
earthbound observers. But certain spacecraft might be able to see the main
tail streaming away from the Earth.
According to my theory, this "fire" will physically be a stream of neutrons
that are decaying into hydrogen plasma as they flow upward from the Earth at
the escape velocity. The light comes from the neutron beta decay which
releases thermal energy (photons), and the temperature of this light shaft
could approach a million degrees. The same phenomenon is seen in solar
coronas during solar eclipses. (This would be news to astrophysicists who
don't know why the solar corona is that hot.) The whole world will watch
this shaft of light on global television if it happens.
I can't say for sure where the target will be on the ground, but I wouldn't
rule out Bethlehem. If so, this means that God influenced men's choice for
the site of Bethlehem when it was first built so that it would correspond to
the geographic coordinates of the light shaft target when it came. These
coordinates were established by design before men ever walked on the Earth.
There was never any question about them. God is a time traveler, and he can
fast-forward history to confirm little details like the coordinates of the
These "low-altitude" comet flybys have been recurring at the same place on
Earth for millennia. The apparition before the one described in Matthew
would have been the event at Sodom and Gomorrah. I believe that the cause of
the deep depression of the Dead Sea is the repetitive neutron extractions
from the rocks under it from all these comet flybys. In a manner of
speaking, the comet sucks neutrons from unstable isotopes in Earth's rocks
under the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is in the comet's footprint while the comet
hovers above it. This would be because the Earth has an outflowing ether
wind, and the comet has an inflowing ether wind. A confirmation of this
theory will come if the ground track of the comet's footprint bisects the
Dead Sea basin and is parallel to its long axis.
After every apparition, the Dead Sea basin will sink a little deeper because
the density if the underlying rocks will have been reduced. This will be
easily confirmed with GPS observations after the next apparition. If that
happens, I will love it because conventional science has no idea how that
could possibly happen. Sodom and Gomorrah is usually dated by historians at
around 2000 BCE. So, it is clearly time for another one. The light shaft was
no doubt the inspiration for the pillar of cloud by day and of fire by night
in Exodus. That is nothing any myth maker would just make up. It must have
been based upon legends handed down from observers of an actual physical
Also, look for at least two such apparitions 12 days apart. The three wise
men took 12 days to reach Bethlehem by camel after having seen it first from
Babylon. It only dwells apparently motionless in the sky for about an hour
at each apparition. They would have seen it rise in the East in the
morning's daylight, move across the sky during the day following the Sun,
and hang motionless after sunset in the western sky for about an hour with
the light shaft apparently touching the ground at what they thought was
Jerusalem. They would have remembered the direction by referencing landmarks
on their western horizon.
A comet orbiting the Earth with a period of 12.00 days and a perigee
altitude of 7 Earth radii (from the center) will have an apogee distance of
1.1 Moon orbit radii and an angular velocity at perigee of 15 degrees per
hour. This rate matches Earth's rotation rate. This is how the comet could
appear to be stationary over Bethlehem for an hour or two. It will be
quasi-geosynchronous during its "low-altitude" flyby.
This comet cannot be captured in an orbit around the Earth unless it is
deflected by the Moon. It needs to slow down for capture, and this can occur
if the comet flies behind the Moon at low altitude when it is about 3.5 days
past New Moon. People should be able to watch it do this in their binoculars
and small telescopes. It would be moving east to west towards the Sun in the
sky (by line of sight, not in space). It would disappear on the left side
(shadowed side) of the Moon, and it would reappear a few minutes later on
the right side (sunlit crescent side). This is exactly what the Apollo 8
spacecraft did, by the way. To achieve lunar orbit, they had to execute a
decelerating rocket burn when they were exactly behind the Moon to slow them
down. Mission control knew they had achieved lunar orbit from the timing of
the acquisition of their radio signal.
I am reading _The Nativity -- history & legend_ by Geza Vermes. Here is what
I have learned from it so far.
The Magi were probably Zoroastrian priests or scholars
who were aware of the famous prediction of the
Mesopotamian non-Jewish prophet Balaam, contemporaneous
with Moses, about a star rising from the Jewish race.
The Book of Numbers 24:17 quotes Balaam as saying:
"A star shall come out of Jacob and a scepter shall rise
out of Israel." Already the ancient Greek translation
of the passage speaks of a "man" as the realization of
the metaphors of star and scepter. The theme is further
developed in the Damascus Document from the Dead Sea
Scrolls where the author, who was awaiting the arrival
of two Messianic figures, recognized the "Star" as the
priestly Messiah and the "Scepter" as the royal Messiah
(Damascus Document 7:19-20). Likewise, in the Greek
Testament of Levi the "Star" of the new Priest--the
Priest Messiah--is said to arise in heaven similar to
that of a king (Testament of Levi 18:3).
The popular interpretation of Numbers 24:17,
preserved in the various Aramaic paraphrases or Targumin,
expressly includes the word "king" and even "Messiah"
as the title of the person symbolized by the "star".
[Vermes pp. 95-96]
This answers the question I had always had as to how the non-Jewish Magi
could have associated this "star" with the "King of the Jews". Here is that
verse from Numbers.
Num 24:17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold
him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob,
and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite
the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.
The first clause in Rev. 13:13, "And he doeth great wonders," would make a
good book title if I write the book I hope to write. There are many other
prophecies in Revelation, and these will all be recognized, one by one as
they are fulfilled, in retrospect. When this cosmic display begins, it will
change everything. My math model indicates that this first sign in the sky
may occur in early April, 2016.
It takes less than 3 minutes to watch this movie trailer.
I bought the DVD that this trailer refers to, and I watched it. It tells a very compelling story.
In my opinion crop circles are made by immortal human beings presently occupying Earth's twin planet. Since God is also there now, it is Heaven. But Heaven is where God is, so when he comes to our world at the Eschaton, then our world will have been transformed into Heaven, and Earth's twin world will have become Hell because God won't be there any more.
I suspect that these immortals are collectively what we call the Holy Spirit. They hear our prayers, influence our minds, and they report to God. Some of them make crop circles as a hobby to play mind games with us just for the fun of it. They do this with God's blessing because he wants to humble scientists by presenting them with observations that they cannot explain. God is using laws of nature that they don't even know about. Scientists ignore this evidence because they know they can't explain it.
The following was copied and pasted from an incomplete draft that I had thought about sending to my Bible Study class at church but never did. Please skip over the technical parts if they bore you. I wrote them here as they occurred to me so I wouldn't forget them.
My idea is this: Crop circles are made by immortal human beings in Heaven to present mankind with a baffling puzzle. This is their way of giving us hints as to Heaven's power and to humble our scientists who think they are so smart as well as our new-agers who think extra-terrestrial aliens are making the crop circles. All this begs plenty of questions. Please stay with me. I'll get to how these crop circles can possibly be formed physically, and that will involve the physical properties of Heaven itself.
Also, please watch this 2:38 movie trailer.
(The 3-second video clip of a crop circle being formed in real time is a computer graphics animation based on the description of an eyewitness to the actual event. I bought this video, and that is what they said about it.)
Most people apparently believe that contemporary humans are sneaking out into the wheat fields in the middle of the night with ropes and sheets of plywood and tramping down the crops to make these patterns. In a few cases, this is true. It certainly was true for the crop circles that appeared in Mel Gibson's movie Signs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signs_(film).
But Gibson's crop circles are pathetic compared to the spectacular ones that have appeared in English wheat fields for the last 30 years.
Consider these three Internet articles about the do-it-yourself theory of crop circle construction.
...the vast majority of crop circles appear in English wheat fields. This is significant because,
apparently, British people have a lot of free time. Doug Bower and David Chorley admitted in
1991 that they had made over 250 crop circles by hand over the course of a number of years.
How did they do it? By typing ropes to a board, placing the board against the crops, and then
stepping on it. That flattens out the plant, and then it's only necessary to move on to more plants.
And how did they keep their orientation to create such incredible, perfect geometric patterns?
More ropes! Apparently, England has a surplus of rope and young men with too great a
knowledge of geometry, too little with which to keep themselves occupied, and a powerful lust
for laying intricate plans.
Evidence of refutal is anecdotal or otherwise scientifically worthless. Pseudoskeptics tend to
accept conventional "explanations" for unconventional phenomena very easily, no matter how
weak, contrived or far-fetched. A good historical example is the rejection of the crop circle
Doug Bower and David Chorley claimed in 1991 that they had created all of the British crop
circles since 1978 (all 2000 of them). This was an extraordinary claim of the highest order.
Two old men claimed that for over a decade, they have been creating geometrical designs in
crops whose complexity defies easy geometrical construction, but they were never able to
demonstrate that they can do what they claim they could do. Any true skeptic would have
rejected Bower's and Chorley's claim, since "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence".
Yet, the organized skeptics endorsed the claims enthusiastically and denounced the whole crop
circle phenomenon a proven hoax.
On his website, Freddy Silva gives the following summary of an (unattributed) TV debate:
Doug and Dave were challenged to a TV debate with several researchers, including an authority
on the subject, Colin Andrews. "Had they hoaxed the first formations in 1978 ?" "Yes," said Dave.
Then Colin pulled out photos of patterns going back to 1971. "Who then had made these?"
"No," they answered, sheepishly, "we didn't make those." And if they had faked 200 circles, as
they claimed, by whom were the remaining 2300 or so circles created? They had also claimed
never to have been active in the Avebury area, but this had in fact been the prime circle-making
area since 1988. Who made the Barbury Castle tetrahedron? And the Mandelbrot Set? Who made
those in other parts of the country? And since the countryside was swarming with people on the
lookout for hoaxers, how come they had never been caught? No answer. How had they created
the anomalies, the mathematical precision? The more questions were asked the more they
backed down their claims. In the end, even Doug and Dave were not sure which ones they had done.
There have been as many as 35 crop circle formations at different locations produced in a single night.
Read this wiki article and decide for yourself.
409 precision circles in a pattern that is 780 feet in diameter in one night made by hand? Give me a break.
The geometrical precision of this pattern indicates computer aided design. I grant you that contemporary humans are perfectly capable of designing such patterns on their computers and printing them out on paper. But I suggest that the large, precise, complex patterns that are typical of the best crop circles use computer aided manufacturing as well. Contemporary humans do not have CAM at such a large scale. In some cases that is two football fields.
This Mandelbrot Crop Circle impressed me.
Scroll down half way and watch the two zoom animations.
Check out this crop circle made in less than an hour in broad daylight near Stonehenge.
Here's a ground exploration video of it.
Everybody else (the hoax skeptics) seem to believe that the large sophisticated crop circles are created by extra-terrestrial aliens. But that's because they haven't thought of my much more plausible theory.
I believe that the "real" crop circles are produced by human beings from our future who are able to travel in time with God's help. I suspect that they are all resurrected human beings who had their mortal careers in the Earth that we know. Some of them died in our past history. Others have not yet been born. Our own resurrected selves from the future may be among them. I guess they are at least 1,000 years ahead of us technologically, and their world is very similar to Earth but a little smaller. Since God lives there now, this world is actually Heaven. Heaven is defined as the world where God lives. Before the Fall/Flood, Earth as we know it was Heaven (AKA Eden) because God lived here. After the Eschaton (Second Coming of Christ) Earth will again be Heaven because God will be living here. After the Eschaton, Earth's twin world will become Hell because God won't be living there any more.
Contrary to what you might expect, Heaven is actually under our feet at the moment, according to my theory, not overhead.
In my theory Heaven is continuously concentric with our Earth in space, and the radius of its crust extends to the Mohorovičić discontinuity. The Mohorovičić discontinuity is 5 – 10 km below the ocean floor and 20 to 90 km beneath typical continents, with an average depth of 35 km.
I have some scientific reasons for these claims that are beyond the scope of this message. Not only that but other scientists would dispute them because my science is not conventional science. So who would you believe anyway?
But this does beg the question as to how can their world co-exist with ours, occupying the same space but without interference? My answer is that there is a time displacement between the two worlds. I don't know how much, but I know it is an integral multiple of 19 years because that is the Metonic cycle. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metonic_cycle
So, the time displacement could be 19 years, 38 years, 57 years, ..., 1995 years, 2014 years, or 2033 years, etc. The Metonic cycle must apply because that's when the Earth and the Moon come back to a common point in space in the Sun's frame of reference, AKA the ecliptic plane. If the Sun were not moving, then the Earth would collide with Heaven when they arrive at the same point in space. But because the Sun moves in space, Earth's absolute orbit looks like a corkscrew, not a closed ellipse.
This concentricity between Earth and Heaven is not an accident. The two worlds are locked together by the force of gravity because gravity propagates instantaneously. There is no time delay for the force of gravity to be felt between planets no matter how much distance separates them. However, there is a question as to whether the magnitude of this force will be sufficient to keep the planets from drifting apart.
Let's say the time interval between Earth and Heaven is 19 years because that is the minimum. Let's use the Sun's velocity to compute an absolute distance between Heaven and Earth. The Sun has an observed absolute velocity of 370 km/s, which is 78.05 AU/year. This velocity is the Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy Dipole velocity.
This 370 km/s is the Sun's velocity with respect to that absolute reference frame. At that rate of speed, the Sun (and the Earth's orbit frame) will move 1,483 AU in 19 years. I take this to be the absolute distance between Earth and Heaven. It is 0.0235 light years or 8.56 light days. If this distance is true and Heaven uses electromagnetic radiation to hear our prayers, there is a 17.12-day round-trip message delay. I doubt that finding. I think they might use something other than electromagnetic radiation. Something that we don't even know about. Or it may be possible that there may be a prayer listening station in the solar system, perhaps inside the planet Mercury. That round trip message time would be about 16 minutes on average. That sounds more plausible to me.
This means the force of gravity between Earth and Heaven is weak. If Heaven has the same mass as Earth, the force between them is 48.4 billion Newtons. That sounds like a lot of force, but it is only 32.5% of the average gravitational force of Pluto upon the Earth. The restoring acceleration between Earth and Heaven in response to a perturbing displacement is only 120.9 micrometers per day per day. That's pretty weak.
In my cosmology there are two Suns, and two of every planet and every star. I think I may have identified the Sun's twin. I think it may be Groombridge 1830 because it is the nearest Population II star.
There is also a time displacement between the Sun and it's twin. This star is 29.9 light years away, which is 1.89 million AU. The Sun's path is not likely to be a straight line towards its twin, but if it were, that would put the time displacement at 24,346 years if Groombridge 1830 is the twin because the Sun would travel 29.9 light years in that much time.
However, Groombridge 1830 may be much closer than 29.9 light years to the Sun because of the minifying effect of the gravitational lens that is formed by the cold black dwarf star globular cluster of which the Sun is a member. Conventional astronomy is unaware of this cold black dwarf star globular cluster. There are several such clusters in the sky, and they have all been misidentified as being cosmic voids. Astronomers think these are very large empty spaces at great distances from our galaxy. They say that because all the galaxies inside their angular extent are very small, faint, and distant. Astronomers have not allowed for the possibility that we see the entire universe from the inside of a huge gravitational lens that is caused by the combined gravity of maybe a few hundred thousand unseen cold black dwarf stars all around us. They radiate only at microwave frequencies because they are so cold. Their temperatures are all 2.7 degrees Kelvin (above absolute zero). Astronomers have misinterpreted that radiation as being a relic from the Big Bang that is the most distant thing that can be observed. Instead, if I am correct, all of those cold black dwarf stars are less than about 75 light years away from the Sun.
Astronomers rule out the possibility of cold black dwarf stars because they are not aware that white dwarf stars have a much more efficient cooling mechanism than radiation. If radiation is their only cooling mechanism, white dwarf stars may take 10 billion years to cool down. But if they can cool down by using inverse beta decay, they might cool down in just a few thousand years. The reason why nobody knows how fast white dwarfs cool down is because you can only observe their temperatures with special ultraviolet telescopes from space, and very few of such observations have ever been made.
Heaven's continents are phase-locked with ours, as both worlds rotate at the same rate and in the same direction. So their England is exactly underneath our England at all times. They know our modern geography with high precision, and they know where the wheat fields are. I saw one crop circle that was located in a field exactly aligned with an airport runway and only about 100 yards away from the end of it. That can't have been a coincidence. I saw another crop circle that encircled a large tree in the middle of a field. That cannot have been an accident either.
The people living in Heaven are all immortals, and the crop circle makers are playing mind games with us. These mind games have God's blessing. He wants to humble scientists by presenting them with observations that they cannot explain by using laws of nature that they don't even know about.
In my opinion God has allowed our scientists to come to believe a number of false theories (e.g. Big Bang Theory and Darwinism [species creation by random variation and natural selection]). He has done this because these theories provide alternate explanations for the origin of the universe and of life that do not involve a creator God, and God wants there to be room for doubt about his own existence for as long as possible. These theories have caused atheism to become an intellectually honest philosophy, and that is what God wanted because this mortal life is supposed to be a test of our character. If our faith in God is to have any value to God, it must be because we have a real choice to make in which the alternative is plausible.
When the time comes for the revelation, these scientists who are so proud of these false theories will be properly humbled as they learn the truth about the universe as their theories are proved to be false. Crop circles have engendered false theories involving extra-terrestrial aliens, and those theories will also be exposed as being false when the time comes.
I used to say that both worlds always aged in opposite directions because that's what they do in the natural universe. However, God has manipulated nature for the benefit of mankind. He has done nothing supernatural. I don't believe that God can do anything supernatural. But he has exploited nature's loopholes, so to speak. I now think that the two worlds sometimes age in opposite directions, but at other times they age in the same direction. This is necessary to permit the hearing and answering prayers.
I have recently concluded from crop circle evidence that at the present time, the other world (Heaven) is aging in the same direction as our world. This evidence is that crop circles have been evolving in complexity, precision, and size over time. That can only happen if the instigators of crop circles (humans in Heaven from our future) are experiencing time in the same direction that we are. As well, a Japanese group, in meditation, recently asked for a symbol they would recognize, and they were rewarded with this origami pattern.
God has designed Earth's cosmic circumstances such that the history of the civilized world is cyclical with respect to the universe's cosmic history. This cyclic pattern apparently began at the end of the last Ice Age. If I understand it correctly, this means that since that beginning some 13,000 years ago, Earth's apparently linear history has experienced cosmic history in a zigzag pattern. If so, future astronomers are destined to observe the same supernova sequence again and again without end, sometimes in what we think of as being the forward sequence, and other times in the reverse sequence.
The universe's history may eventually have an ending, but Earth's history will be without end because it rewinds cosmic history and plays it over again for each cycle. This is a huge advantage because it means if the world can survive this 13,000-year stretch of cosmic history just once, then there are no fatal threats to the world forever because it is just re-living the same cosmic history segment over and over again, sometimes forward, and sometimes backward.
Heaven and Earth take turns reversing the directions of their cosmic time flow. So there is a 2000-year stretch of time when both worlds age in the same direction. Then the future world will reverse its cosmic time flow direction, and it will grow younger as the other world continues to grow older. 1000 years later, their time lines will cross each other at a nexus, and the time displacement between the two worlds will be zero for a brief moment. This is an opportunity for people to transfer from one world to the other. God may dictate one-way traffic if he chooses, but physics would allow a transfer from either world to the other one in that nexus moment.
Crop circle making may be a hobby for a few of the immortals in Heaven. Their main job is to listen to our prayers, answer them, inspire us with new ideas, and guide human history according to God's will without ever violating any individual's freedom of choice. To do this main job, these immortals must time-travel back to the time of their own births but in Heaven, not our world. They report to God, but God has delegated the responsibility to them for making most of the decisions after he trains them how to do it. This idea of mine is original, but someone else could have thought of it independently without my knowledge.
Who are these people? They are the immortal personalities (eternal souls) of everybody who died as mortals in this Earth before the Millennium, which will begin near the end of the 21st century according to my theory. They will all have been resurrected about 2000 years after their own deaths into their new bodies that are free of any genetic or physical defects. In addition, the genes for eternal life will have been turned on (or the mortality genes will have been turned off) so that they will appear to be at the physical peak of their adult maturity forever. These new bodies are like avatars which had been grown in advance by Heaven using their hosts' own personal genomes. These bodies were waiting in suspended animation for the arrival of their souls. When the time comes (2000 years after their deaths), their consciousness and memories will be imported from the Book of Life, where they are saved in a digital format, into their new bodies. The analogy for this process is a computer program that runs on a computer simulation of its native machine. The program can't tell the difference between its native machine of a simulation of it.
Their memories will be up-to-date (of their deaths) in most cases because one purpose of sleep is to upload the previous day's memories into the Book of Life. I suspect that the reason why babies sleep so much is that their brains are hard-wired to upload their personal genome with error detection and correction into the Book of Life while they sleep. God uses this information to construct perfected immortal bodies for every human being.
Life may begin at conception, but I believe that the soul begins after the individual's complete genome has been uploaded into the Book of Life several weeks after birth. This is necessary because a person's genome is not even defined until conception. It depends on who his parents are, and which sperm fertilized which egg, because every egg and every sperm has a unique genotype due to meiosis.
These are the wide-angle views of the close-ups shown above.
I understood the complex geometry argument years ago.
Only six inches wide! That is a good one. How do you think hoaxers could have done it?
These circles in Ohio are clearly much less sophisticated than the ones in England. It must have been a temporary operation to prove this point because America is where the organic fields are located.
This is a great one. Big "dots" and little "dots". How would a hoaxer do this clever trick?
How about that?
Interesting, don't you think?
People who think that crop circles are hoaxes have closed minds. They reject evidence that contradicts their prejudice.
I just now got an inquiry about this comet. Don't believe all the hype you may have heard about this comet. For sure, it is not a brown dwarf star.
Watch this debunking video.
I'll have more to say about this later when I have a chance to read some of the hype and debunk it myself.
I watched that video. He thinks Comet Elenin is a brown dwarf star. That is
ridiculous. It's an ordinary comet. It will come close to Earth, but it is
not threat. Enjoy the view. It should become a naked-eye object.
If you want trustworthy information on this comet, stay with Sky &
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> Subject: [astro-revelation] whats your opinion on this?
I watched the DVD on the Star of Bethlehem that I bought from http://www.bethlehemstar.net/ and I highly recommend it to you.
But you don't need to spend your money for the DVD if your budget is tight. The author and presenter in the DVD is Rick Larson, and it's hard to find his name on the website. I think that could be because he is modest. The facebook link shows his picture, but not his name. These are his ideas, but I'll bet if you ask him he will say his insights are gifts from the Holy Spirit. He is a Christian lawyer, and he is doing God's work in my opinion. God knows better than to inspire a professional astronomer to do this work. I don't think that Larson is doing this for the money. You can find a transcription of his presentation on the website. Read this: http://www.bethlehemstar.net/stage/stage_overview.htm, next read this: http://www.bethlehemstar.net/howto.htm, then dive right in with http://www.bethlehemstar.net/stage/stage.htm
I don't know Rick Larson yet, but I plan to send him an email. When he came to Revelation 12:3 in his presentation, he said, "If anybody understands this, send me an email." So how can I not do that? Here's that verse, copied from the web page cited under the quotation.
3 Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon
with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on his heads.
I'll post a copy of that email to this astro-revelation group when I send it to him.
Larson has taught me a few things, and I plan to return the favor. I was very impressed with his determination of the exact date of Jesus's birth (December 25, 2 BC) and his death (3 PM April 3, 33 AD). These timings come from astronomical events that I will verify myself when I find the time.
Larson thinks the Star of Bethlehem was the conjunction of Jupiter and Venus on June 17, 2 BC. Others have had the same idea.
I have a comet theory for the Star of Bethlehem that I describe below. Larson gives three reasons why he thinks the Star of Bethlehem was not a comet.
The first problem is sociological. At this time in history (and all the way into the middle ages), comets were regarded as omens of doom and destruction, the very opposite of good tidings. This was in part because of comet behavior. They were perceived in ancient times to break into the sky ignoring the highly ordered and repetitive clockwork movement of the heavens. The Almighty could have chosen to use an ominous sign for the birth of Christ. Presumably, He can do whatever He likes. But if the purpose of the Star was to communicate something joyful to man, a comet seems an unlikely choice.
Be that as it may as regarding joyfulness, a comet is the only object that can hover over Bethlehem (using a quasi-geosynchronous orbit, similar to that of a communications satellite, see my explanation below) and extend a bright, thin shaft of light (an anti-tail) down to the ground. Anti-tails are rare, but here is a good picture of one. The thin, pointed shaft of light extending to the left from the coma is the anti-tail. Observers from the Middle East would have seen the comet apparently overhead with its tail hidden behind the coma because it would be pointing away from the Earth.
A bigger problem is that there do not appear to have been any comets in 3 or 2 BC. Several civilizations maintained records of such phenomena, notably the Chinese. These records have been preserved to the present day, and no comets are recorded for these years.
Comet tails are visible when they point away from the Sun, being blown that way by the solar wind. Comet Holmes suddenly burst into view in October 23, 2007, my Father's birthday. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet_Holmes
Nobody could see its tail because it was pointing away from Earth. Its tail was hidden behind its coma. Here is one picture of the coma seen head-on.
If this comet did that, nobody, even Chinese astronomers, would have recognized that it was a comet.
Finally, comets are obvious things. Anyone could and would have seen a comet. Herod would not have needed to ask the Magi when such a thing appeared.
In my theory this comet was deflected as it performed a low-altitude flyby behind the Moon and became captured in a 12-day Earth orbit with an apogee of 1.1 times the Moon's orbit and a perigee of about 7 Earth radii (from the center of the Earth--6 Earth radii above Bethlehem). The comet's angular velocity at its perigee would be about 15 degrees per hour. This rate matches Earth's rotation rate. This is how the comet could appear to be stationary over Bethlehem for an hour or so at each perigee. It would have been quasi-geosynchronous during that time.
So, the comet would have been out of sight in the daylight sky except for one night every 12 days, when it would make a perigee flyby above Bethlehem for an hour or so. On the day of the first perigee, the Magi in Babylon would have observed the comet rise in the East just before dawn. They would have been able to see it in the blue sky after sunrise preceding the Sun. But by mid-morning, the Sun would have overtaken it, and they would have lost it in the Sun's glare. They could have seen it again in the late afternoon climbing towards the zenith. They would certainly have seen it after Sunset, and by then it would have been almost directly overhead. After twilight, they would have seen the shaft of light reaching down to their western horizon. They would have remembered landmarks near the tip of the light shaft, and they probably knew that Philadelphia (now Amman, Jordan) and Jerusalem were in that direction. They would have noted the landmarks because the comet and its light shaft would have remained apparently stationary for at least an hour near midnight. They would have continued watching it all night, and they would have watched it set in the West before dawn.
When the comet did not appear the next night, they must have decided to travel to Philadelphia and to Jerusalem to ask what those people had seen. That journey would have taken them about 10 days by camel caravan from Babylon.
Apparently the people in Philadelphia and Jerusalem saw nothing that night, and the most reasonable explanation is that it was cloudy over Jerusalem during that first perigee apparition.
The Biblical Star was very likely not a comet.
To the contrary, the Star of Bethlehem could only have been a comet.
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> [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Glen Deen
> Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 11:58 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [astro-revelation] Star of Bethlehem website and a
> summary of my theory about it
> Here is a website that a correspondent called to my attention.
> I ordered the DVD, and I plan to watch it and let you know my
> reaction to it.
> The following paragraphs were written to my correspondent,
> and I thought you might be interested too, although I imagine
> I may be repeating myself to some degree. Nevertheless, there
> may be enough new ideas here that will make it worth your
> time to read. Also some of you may not have read everything I
> have written on this subject, and it may be news to you.
> In my theory, the Star of Bethlehem is a very small but very
> important periodic comet with an ephemeris that has clearly
> been designed by an intelligence. There is no way that this
> comet's ephemeris, which has been carefully hidden for
> centuries from diligent comet hunters' prying telescopes in
> spite of its frequent close flybys of Earth and the Moon, can
> have been an accident.
> When this comet is finally discovered (the whole world will
> see it coming with their naked eyes when the time comes), it
> will arguably be the most important astronomical discovery in
> history. In my opinion, the most striking prophecy that will
> be fulfilled is Revelation 13:13. "And he doeth great
> wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the
> earth, in the sight of men."
> If my calculations are correct, the "fire" will be a shaft of
> light reaching down from a comet hanging briefly motionless
> overhead (6 Earth radii above the surface) and reaching down
> to the Earth. This phenomenon is known in astronomy as an
> anti-tail. The comet's main tail would point away from Earth
> (not the Sun), and so it would be hidden behind the comet's
> coma from earthbound observers. But certain spacecraft might
> be able to see the main tail streaming away from the Earth.
> According to my theory, this "fire" will physically be a
> stream of neutrons that are decaying into hydrogen plasma as
> they flow upward from the Earth at the escape velocity. The
> light comes from the neutron beta decay which releases
> thermal energy (photons), and the temperature of this light
> shaft could approach a million degrees. The same phenomenon
> is seen in solar coronas during solar eclipses. (This would
> be news to astrophysicists who don't know why the solar
> corona is that hot.) The whole world will watch this shaft of
> light on global television if it happens.
> I can't say for sure where the target will be on the ground,
> but I wouldn't rule out Bethlehem. If so, this means that God
> influenced men's choice for the site of Bethlehem when it was
> first built so that it would correspond to the geographic
> coordinates of the light shaft target when it came. These
> coordinates were established by design before men ever walked
> on the Earth.
> There was never any question about them. God is a time
> traveler, and he can fast-forward history to confirm little
> details like the coordinates of the target.
> These "low-altitude" comet flybys have been recurring at the
> same place on Earth for millennia. The apparition before the
> one described in Matthew would have been the event at Sodom
> and Gomorrah. I believe that the cause of the deep depression
> of the Dead Sea is the repetitive neutron extractions from
> the rocks under it from all these comet flybys. In a manner
> of speaking, the comet sucks neutrons from unstable isotopes
> in Earth's rocks under the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is in the
> comet's footprint while the comet hovers above it. This would
> be because the Earth has an outflowing ether wind, and the
> comet has an inflowing ether wind. A confirmation of this
> theory will come if the ground track of the comet's footprint
> bisects the Dead Sea basin and is parallel to its long axis.
> After every apparition, the Dead Sea basin will sink a little
> deeper because the density if the underlying rocks will have
> been reduced. This will be easily confirmed with GPS
> observations after the next apparition. If that happens, I
> will love it because conventional science has no idea how
> that could possibly happen. Sodom and Gomorrah is usually
> dated by historians at around 2000 BCE. So, it is clearly
> time for another one. The light shaft was no doubt the
> inspiration for the pillar of cloud by day and of fire by
> night in Exodus. That is nothing any myth maker would just
> make up. It must have been based upon legends handed down
> from observers of an actual physical phenomenon.
> Also, look for at least two such apparitions 12 days apart.
> The three wise men took 10 days to reach Bethlehem by camel
> after having seen it first from Babylon. It only dwells
> apparently motionless in the sky for about an hour at each
> apparition. They would have seen it rise in the East before
> dawn, move across the sky during the day, getting passed by
> the Sun, and hang motionless overhead for about an hour
> around midnight with the light shaft apparently touching the
> western horizon near Jerusalem. They would have remembered
> the direction by referencing landmarks on the horizon.
> A comet orbiting the Earth with a period of 12.00 days and a
> perigee altitude of 7 Earth radii (from the center) will have
> an apogee distance of
> 1.1 Moon orbit radii and an angular velocity at perigee of 15
> degrees per hour. This rate matches Earth's rotation rate.
> This is how the comet could appear to be stationary over
> Bethlehem for an hour or so. It would be quasi-geosynchronous
> during its "low-altitude" flyby.
> This comet cannot be captured in an orbit around the Earth
> unless it is deflected by the Moon. It needs to slow down for
> capture, and this can occur if the comet flies behind the
> Moon at low altitude when it is about 3.5 days past New Moon.
> People should be able to watch it do this in their binoculars
> and small telescopes. It would be moving east to west towards
> the Sun in the sky (by line of sight, not in space). It would
> disappear on the left side (shadowed side) of the Moon, and
> it would reappear a few minutes later on the right side
> (sunlit crescent side). This is exactly what the Apollo 8
> spacecraft did, by the way. To achieve lunar orbit, they had
> to execute a decelerating rocket burn when they were exactly
> behind the Moon to slow them down. Mission control knew they
> had achieved lunar orbit from the timing of the acquisition
> of their radio signal.
> I am reading _The Nativity -- history & legend_ by Geza
> Vermes. Here is what I have learned from it so far.
> The Magi were probably Zoroastrian priests or scholars
> who were aware of the famous prediction of the
> Mesopotamian non-Jewish prophet Balaam, contemporaneous
> with Moses, about a star rising from the Jewish race.
> The Book of Numbers 24:17 quotes Balaam as saying:
> "A star shall come out of Jacob and a scepter shall rise
> out of Israel." Already the ancient Greek translation
> of the passage speaks of a "man" as the realization of
> the metaphors of star and scepter. The theme is further
> developed in the Damascus Document from the Dead Sea
> Scrolls where the author, who was awaiting the arrival
> of two Messianic figures, recognized the "Star" as the
> priestly Messiah and the "Scepter" as the royal Messiah
> (Damascus Document 7:19-20). Likewise, in the Greek
> Testament of Levi the "Star" of the new Priest--the
> Priest Messiah--is said to arise in heaven similar to
> that of a king (Testament of Levi 18:3).
> The popular interpretation of Numbers 24:17,
> preserved in the various Aramaic paraphrases or Targumin,
> expressly includes the word "king" and even "Messiah"
> as the title of the person symbolized by the "star".
> [Vermes pp. 95-96]
> This answers the question I had always had as to how the
> non-Jewish Magi could have associated this "star" with the
> "King of the Jews". Here is that verse from Numbers.
> Num 24:17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold
> him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob,
> and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite
> the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.
> The first clause in Rev. 13:13, "And he doeth great wonders,"
> would make a good book title if I write the book I hope to
> write. There are many other prophecies in Revelation, and
> these will all be recognized, one by one as they are
> fulfilled, in retrospect. When this cosmic display begins, it
> will change everything. My math model indicates that this
> first sign in the sky may occur in early April, 2016.
Thanks for these links. They are well worth reading.
In my astrophysics theory planets evolve into stars. So these wandering planets will eventually evolve into stars. Meanwhile, some of them may have been adapted to be interstellar spacecraft for a substantial crew of people.
Non-technical readers should scroll down to "Mercury may be the New Jerusalem".
IMO the conventional theory of star formation (self-gravitational collapse of hydrogen gas clouds) is wrong because the gravitational mass of hydrogen is about 1/12th of its inertial mass because a proton is much smaller than all other atomic nuclei, and matter absorbs space because the tiny bubbles that make up the quantum foam of space burst upon contact with atomic nuclei. This makes the surface area important.
This is a change in my position regarding hydrogen and gravity. In my 2009 paper, "Neutron Gravity and the Anti-universe"
my hypothesis was that "only neutrons have gravitational mass and can therefore generate a gravitational field. If true, then hydrogen has no gravitational mass because it has no neutrons. If so, then star formation from the gravitational collapse of hydrogen gas clouds is impossible."
My new position is much better because I offer a reason as to why a hydrogen nucleus has a much weaker gravitational mass per unit of inertial mass than other atomic nuclei. In my 2009 paper, I just suggested that electric charge and gravitational mass were mutually exclusive. Not too bad, but not very convincing either.
Here is a paragraph that I deleted from my gravity paper that I'm writing now because the paper is too long, and this topic can wait for another future paper.
4.2 Nucleon Absorption is Inefficient but Not Zero
There may be another intriguing consequence of this idea.
The windshield effect only works if space is already flowing.
So, what is happening at the center of an uniformitarian
space-drain planet where the escape velocity is zero?
Somehow the space flow has to get started at the center.
I suggest that nucleons do absorb space, and they do so
omnidirectionally, but they are less efficient than nuclear
windshields because the latter’s capture area is greater.
We will see in Section 5 that the nuclei of all atomic elements
are about the same size, with radii of about 6 ±2 femtometers
(fm). The CODATA radius of a proton is 0.8768 fm [P.J. Mohr,
B.N. Taylor & D.B. Newell, “CODATA recommended values
of the fundamental constants: 2006”, Rev. Mod. Phys. 80,
633-730 (2008)]. We will also see that the capture area of a nucleus
due to the windshield effect is the circular cross-section
area. Now suppose the capture area of a stationary proton is its
spherical surface area, Then the ratio of capture areas
so a nucleus absorbs about 12 times more space via the windshield
effect in one direction than a single nucleon does in all directions.
If FSGT is true, then the gravitational mass of the hydrogen atom
and the hydrogen molecule may be only 1/12 of its inertial mass.
If my theory is true, this means that hydrogen gas clouds in space cannot collapse from their own gravity. Hydrogen is attracted by gravity because inertial mass is accelerated by a gravity field. But a hydrogen cloud's generated gravity field is way too weak to cause itself to collapse.
Besides, conventional theory says that the central cores of stars have temperatures in the tens of millions of degrees Kelvin, and my theory says that the temperatures of the cores of all stars and planets and comets is absolute zero. BIG DIFFERENCE.
So, what does this have to do with our subject? My theory leads to the conclusion that planets evolve into stars. This idea is incompatible with conventional physics theory.
Mercury may be the New Jerusalem
I can make a case that the planet Mercury may be the New Jerusalem. If so, it could be God's spacecraft that brought him and his crew (heavenly hosts) here from their home world, perhaps in the Pleiades (just an "educated" guess).
Rev 21:15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure
the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
Rev 21:16 And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as
the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand
furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
Twelve thousand furlongs is 2,414 km. Verse 16 is describing a cube that is 2,414 km on each side.
The radius of Mercury is 2,440 km. The error is 129 furlongs or 26 km or 1%. But if you are writing prophecy, are you going to write twelve thousand one hundred twenty nine furlongs? No, you are going to round it off.
But not so fast. Mercury is a sphere, and the Bible is describing a cube. If you put a cube inside Mercury it will have sides that are 2,440/sqrt(3)/2 = 2,817 km long. However, Mercury would need some spherical wall thickness to protect the cubic city inside. If we let the cube be 2,414 km (12,000 furlongs) on a side, the circumscribed sphere will have a radius of 2,414*sqrt(3)/2 = 2,090 km. That makes Mercury's spherical shell thickness equal to 2,440 - 2,090 = 350 km or 14.3% of Mercury's radius. That seems like a reasonable number to me.
This fits in with my "science-fiction" theology in which God and the heavenly hosts are spacetime travelers (star trekkers), and Mercury is their starship. Maybe they created the solar system by engineering a collision between a white dwarf star and a red giant star. White dwarfs are exceedingly cohesive because of their strong gravity, and this one plowed right through the red giant, blasting it to smithereens. The solar system evidently formed out of the debris of that collision. The remnant of the red giant is a brown dwarf star that people refer to by the name Nemesis, Nibiru, and Planet X. Both stars return to the Sun periodically.
Or the stellar collision could have been a natural occurrence, and the star trekkers simply discovered it in their telescopes and flew their starship to the site. This begs the question as to how a planet could be a starship. How could it be moved from its home star to the Sun? What is its method of propulsion? That answer is evidently beyond the scope of this message. See http://www.nineplanets.org/mercury.html.
The galaxy may swarm with billions of wandering planets
Free-Floating Planets May be More Common Than Stars
This is old news to long-time subscribers. I am sending this because I discovered illustrations of the mythical constellation animals on the web. I also discovered the wonderful Fujii/David Malin website where you can see modern constellation boundaries and stick figures connecting the stars comprising each constellation superimposed upon beautiful constellation astrophotos. You can turn the graphical overlay on and off with your mouse. Fujii takes two pictures of the same sky field. One for detail and another with a diffusion filter for bloated bright star images having diameters proportional to their brightness. He blends these two images to give a stunning result. Here is a website that demonstrates the technique.
I list the beasts in the order that they occur in the Book of Revelation. The numbers within parentheses following each constellation name are the Revelation chapter and verse where each beast is named.
Click on the "Sky Chart" link for the astro.wisc.edu web pages to see what stars and non-stellar objects (galaxies, star clusters, nebulas) are in each constellation.
Roll your mouse over the Fujii/David Malin pictures to see constellation figures and outlines. The Fujii/Malin constellation photographs are stunningly beautiful. These men are world-class masters of astrophotography. Bookmark those links. Share them with your friends. Explore the whole sky at the Malin/Fujii website. There are 88 constellations to explore.
white horse = Sagittarius (6:2), (mounted archer),
crown = Corona Australis (6:2), (southern crown near Sagittarius),
red horse = Pegasus (6:4), (Flying Red Horse),
scorpion = Scorpius (9:3),
crowns = Corona Borealis and Corona Australis (9:7),
hair of women = Coma Berenices (9:8),
breastplates = Scutum (9:9), (shield)
chariots = Auriga (9:9),
king = Cepheus (9:11),
serpents = Serpens (9:19),
leopard = Lynx (13:2),
bear = Ursa Major (13:2),
dragon = Draco (13:2)
and so on.
The "face of a man" (Rev. 4:7) could be any one of several other constellations besides Ophiuchus: Aquarius (water carrier), Boötes (herdsman), Hercules, Orion (hunter), and Perseus come to mind. My choice of Ophiuchus is just a guess. I reserve the right to revise it as more information comes to light. All the other constellation identifications seem obvious to me. In the past I had thought that the "calf" was Taurus (the bull). But Camelopardalis was always an acceptable alternative in my mind, and as I was preparing this document, I decided to choose it instead because it connects with Leo via Lynx.
Even if he wanted to, God could not use plain language in Revelation to describe these apocalyptic events because there was no appropriate vocabulary in those days. The scribes who copied the text did not need to know any more than what the words literally said so that they could copy the text reliably. I think that God's purpose was to present a puzzle that could be handed down without distortion to those of us here and now who attempt to solve it.
I believe that the real reason why God used metaphors and symbolic language is that so far, at least, he has always wanted there to be some doubt about his own existence. In my opinion, that will continue to be the case until the signs begin to appear in the sky in 2016, if that happens as I envision it. At that point, the cat would be out of the bag, so to speak. After that I think God wants the world to appreciate the apocalypse as being his creation. These events will be so exquisitely fine tuned and so precisely executed that even former atheists will be forced to admit that there is no way they could have occurred accidentally. Intelligent design will be written all over them. As well, some of the events will violate known laws of physics, and so the erroneous physics textbooks will have to be revised.
Modern scientists have developed theories for explaining the origin of the natural world without any need for God. If we had absolute proof of God's existence, then this life could not be a fair test of our faith in Him. Evidently our love of God is worth more to him when it is based on faith than it would be if it were based on certain knowledge. Therefore modern science has given the world plausible explanations for the origins of all things that do not require God so that men are free to choose atheism with intellectual honesty.
I think that the Book of Revelation was written in metaphoric and symbolic language so that scientists can honestly dismiss it as being religious nonsense. I think they are due for a rude awakening as soon as the Spring of 2016. I think that God will be delighted when these proud scientists are humbled. If the cosmic signs begin appearing in the sky, I think everything will change.
I think the prophecies in Revelation will be recognized in retrospect by every open-minded person as they are fulfilled. I think that the Holy Bible will gain new respect in the eyes of scientists as being a valid source of scientific information. I think atheism will no longer be an intellectually honest philosophy. I think the intelligent design of the ephemerides (celestial trajectories) of the key cosmic players (e.g. a comet I call Vulcan) in this celestial billiard game will be obvious. NASA and ESA guide their spacecraft with steering rockets. In my opinion God's spacecraft will perform their miraculous feats only as a result of their initial conditions and the (corrected) laws of physics. I see no need for any supernaturalism in the apocalypse. If the events unfold as I envision them, the perfection of their performances will be stunning.
I'm finding out that people who do their own stock trades in their investment accounts may be as rare as people who prepare their own income tax returns. So if you know anybody who does that, please consider calling my new Yahoo group to their attention.
My motivation is simple. I think I have discovered a technique to time the stock market (forecast bullish and bearish trend reversals in a popular stock index), which everybody says nobody can do. I've been playing with it for several years, but my errors have only recently decreased to an acceptable level. I'm saying that my public track record began September 1, 2011.
My goal is to attract people like me with certain math skills and an interest in trading stocks in their own accounts to join my Yahoo group. I plan to teach them how to use my technique with little lectures, by example, and by answering their questions. If this is a valid technique, then the more people there are who use it, the more these forecasts become self-fulfilling prophecies. I will never charge a fee for my forecasts. It's enough for me to make money by trading in my own brokerage account according to what my forecasts suggest. I can benefit when educated subscribers discover any errors that I might make before they cost anybody any money.
The only plausible reason that my technique can be consistently successful is if other traders also use it (or a better technique that may be similar to it). But they are evidently not telling anybody that such a technique even exists, much less about how it works and how to use it. The "natural" inclination in this generally selfish world would be for them to keep the technique a secret. But I have decided to teach anybody who is interested to learn how I do this. If this insight that I have is a gift, then I have the obligation to share this gift free of charge with others who can understand it.
My own trading performance will be reported to this group from time to time, and people can judge for themselves whether it is any good or not. As a start, I compiled a list of my September trades, listed below in reverse chronological order.
The unstated year in the table below is 2011. Commissions are ignored. Leveraged exchange-traded funds (ETF) trades are listed in reverse chronological order. My performance can't be calculated from these data because my policy is to invest only 50% of my asset value, keeping the other 50% in cash. This policy reduces the risk in trading leveraged ETFs that move 200% as fast as the underlying index (the Dow-Jones Industrial Average). The policy also allows me to place simultaneous limit buy and sell orders without any concern as to which order is filled first. For example, if I switch from bullish to bearish, I will sell DDM and buy DXD. Conversely, if I switch from bearish to bullish, I will sell DXD and buy DDM. The policy also makes it easier to avoid good faith violations (selling a position bought with unsettled funds before they have settled) for short holding periods.
Buy Buy Sell Sell Days Gain
ETF Shares Date Price Date Price Held (Loss)
DXD 868 09/30 19.85 10/04 22.25 2 +12.09%
DDM 300 09/29 49.52 09/30 49.45 1 -0.14%
DXD 889 09/27 19.00 09/30 20.10 2 +5.79%
DDM 323 09/22 47.30 09/26 47.70 2 +0.85%
DDM 330 09/22 46.73 09/27 51.65 3 +10.53%
DXD 789 09/15 18.96 09/22 20.90 5 +10.23%
DXD 765 09/14 19.66 09/21 19.68 5 +0.10%
DDM 221 09/12 49.50 09/14 50.86 2 +2.75%
DDM 300 09/12 47.72 09/12 47.72 <1 +0.00%
DXD 750 09/08 19.30 09/09 20.50 1 +6.22%
DXD 200 09/02 19.50 09/08 19.00 4 -2.56%
DXD 200 08/30 18.60 09/08 19.00 8 +2.15%
DXD 600 08/29 19.02 09/08 19.00 9 -0.11%
So, this could be a lucky streak. But I don't believe in luck. Group members can find out over time if I can keep this "lucky" streak going or not.
This topic relates to the Tribulation and the Eschaton, so I'm cross-posting it here.
Edited for brevity. Those "sleepy hollows" on the surface of Mercury are analogous to the Tunguska explosion hollow on Earth in my theory.
When the time comes for me to work on this, I will find out what the surface coordinates of these hollow are. In my theory, the comet that exploded above Tunguska on June 30, 1908 is the same comet that has exploded above Mercury and Venus from time to time. I guess the frequency is on the order of once every 10 years, but I will be able to be more precise later.
The explosion causes a brilliant flash of light to occur because it is the sudden simultaneous decay of a very, very large number of free neutrons. This light flash was observed by witnesses of the Tunguska event, but we have never seen these light flashes at Mercury and Venus because God has cleverly arranged those events to occur when the planet is behind the Sun from Earth's point of view.
MESSENGER Mission News
November 3, 2011
Earlier this fall, MESSENGER scientists announced the discovery of mysterious “hollows” found on Mercury’s surface. Many of these depressions have bright interiors and halos and a fresh appearance and have not accumulated small impact craters, indicating that they are relatively young. To hear more about these landforms, listen to David Blewett, a staff scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., in his 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast interview, then head over to YouTube for ScienceAtNASA’s ScienceCast on the topic.
MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) is a NASA-sponsored scientific investigation of the planet Mercury and the first space mission designed to orbit the planet closest to the Sun. The MESSENGER spacecraft launched on August 3, 2004, and entered orbit about Mercury on March 18, 2011 (UTC), to begin a one-year study of its target planet. Dr. Sean C. Solomon, of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, leads the mission as Principal Investigator. The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory built and operates the MESSENGER spacecraft and manages this Discovery-class mission for NASA.
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Here is one thing I think you don't need to worry about: a collision with Earth by a near-Earth object. See the forwarded email from Bill Nye of the Planetary Society beneath my signature at the end of my message.
I believe that God reviewed Earth's entire cosmic history before man ever walked on the Earth, and there will not be any surprises (to God anyway). God's cosmic plan for the Earth leading up to the Eschaton does not permit any uninvited or outside interference from stray asteroids or comets. The term Eschaton refers to the end of the present world (or final judgment) and is addressed in the study of eschatology. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eschatology
Only that comet that I call Vulcan will surprise the world, but it is an instrument of God's plan for the Earth. It is an essential participant in the cosmic drama that was designed and implemented by God for a specific purpose. When it arrives, everybody will understand that its arrival is not an accident but a fulfillment of prophecy.
There will be a Tribulation between now and the Eschaton, but that is part of God's plan too. I'll say more about the Tribulation another time. Suffice it for now to say that The Tribulation will occur because Earth's orbit will change. If Earth's orbit changes then all the calculations made by astronomers regarding possible threats from near-Earth objects will be meaningless.
It is well known that Earth has experienced six mass extinctions in its history. The first five mass extinctions are plotted in the following chart.
The most recent mass extinction, the Quaternary extinction event occurred at the Pleistocene-Holocene boundary about 13,000 years ago, and it is not shown in the chart.
This Quaternary extinction event is also known as the end of the last Ice Age. Most scientists are uniformitarianists. I and a few others are catastrophists. Many catastrophists, including I, think that the Younger-Dryas air burst about 12,900 years ago is the discrete event in time that caused the Quaternary extinction.
I (alone probably) claim that the causes of these extinction level events were the Earth's reversals of its own experience of cosmic time flow due to reversals in the direction of the ether wind flow (from inward to outward, or vice-versa). I'll say more about cosmic time reversals some other time. Suffice it for now to say that the Eschaton is the next cosmic time reversal event.
I'll say more about the ether wind flow some other time. Suffice it for now to say that every comet, moon, planet, and star has a dark-matter core that the Bible calls the bottomless pit. (Revelation 9:1,2,11; 11:7; 17:8; 20:1,3) This core is an ether source for outflows or an ether sink for inflows. An ether source has an excess of dark matter over ordinary matter. An ether sink has an excess of ordinary matter over dark matter. Dark matter has negative mass in positive time and positive mass in negative time. An ether sink absorbs space by popping the bubbles of the quantum foam (AKA the ether or physical space) that come in contact with it. An ether source in positive time is actually an ether sink in negative time. That means that such a core is experiencing cosmic time in what we call the negative direction, and it is popping quantum foam bubbles in negative time. But we observers in positive time see that it looks like the core is producing foam bubbles in positive time. Hence it is an ether source or an ether fountain.
Dear Glen W. Deen,
A few weeks ago, we told you about our Shoemaker NEO Grant Winner Jaime Nomen and his recent discovery of Asteroid 2012 DA14. In less than a year, this giant rock that is half the size of a football field will pass within just a few thousand miles of our planet.
Fortunately, there is no danger of impact when asteroid 2012 DA14 flys by Earth again on February 15, 2013. But this asteroid should put humanity on alert to the importance of defending the Earth from future asteroid impacts. Big impacts don’t happen often, but they will happen.
We know near-Earth objects have struck our planet in the past. The Chicxulub impact 65 million years ago wiped out the dinosaurs—an example from history that we ignore at our own peril.
To assume we are now safe—that we don’t need to track asteroids or prepare strategies today to prevent a strike—is simply burying our heads in the sand. Those of us who take action to prepare for the threat from near-Earth objects are Planetary Defenders.
That’s why I’m asking you to become a Planetary Defender by supporting the grants we provide to skilled amateur observers and underfunded professional astronomers through our Shoemaker Near-Earth Object (NEO) Grants.
The Shoemaker NEO grants provide small sums that enable gifted astronomers to lift their observational capabilities to the next level. Tracking the progress of a near-Earth object and deflecting it (if necessary) requires significant time. That’s why we need your immediate and generous support.
Past Shoemaker NEO grant recipients include the co-discoverers of the famous asteroid Apophis and the discoverer of the naked-eye comet Lulin. These astronomers, and others with the potential to have equally remarkable successes, depend on your support.
Gifts from Members like you have helped award 32 grants totaling $230,000 to astronomers in 15 countries. In the last round of applications, we had 21 hopefuls and were able to make six awards. I hope to award at least that many in the months to come.
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An animated eclipse map prepared by Larry Koehn of ShadowandSubstance.com shows the best times to look. In the United States, the eclipse begins at 5:30 pm PDT and lasts for two hours. Around 6:30 pm PDT, the afternoon sun will become a luminous ring in places such as Medford, Oregon; Chico, California; Reno, Nevada; St. George, Utah; Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Lubbock, Texas. Outside the narrow center line, the eclipse will be partial. Observers almost everywhere west of the Mississippi will see a crescent-shaped sun as the Moon passes by off-center.
Because this is not a total eclipse, some portion of the sun will always be exposed. To prevent eye damage, use eclipse glasses, a safely-filtered telescope, or a solar projector to observe the eclipse. You can make a handy solar projector by criss-crossing your fingers waffle-style. Rays of light beaming through the gaps will have the same shape as the eclipsed sun. Or look on the ground beneath leafy trees for crescent-shaped sunbeams and rings of light.
Check out this animated solar eclipse map.
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