The Curious Case of Comet Elenin: A Weird Skywatching Tale
First, some background information:
Even as recently as Aug. 19, the comet was brighter than predicted, as observed and photographed by amateur astronomers in Australia, notably Michael Mattiazzo.
Then, disaster struck in the form of a coronal mass ejection from the sun. The next day the comet had dropped half a magnitude in brightness, and has continued to drop, despite the icy body getting closer to the sun.
Back when this was happening, many observers considered that the brightness of the sun made it appear that Elenin had dimmed, but in reality it was the same - only the sun obscured its view. Who knows - but there was intense debate on whether Elenin had actually 'dimmed' or not.
Meanwhile, this rather small and ordinary comet has become the subject of media frenzy among conspiracy theorists and 2012 doomsayers. Comet Elenin has been accused of being a brown dwarf or the mysterious and destructive planet "Nibiru," and has been blamed for earthquakes and tsunamis.
Actually, many skywatchers and amateur astronomers believe that "Nibiru" is coming behind Elenin by a couple of months, and will come into play in November.
Presently, no one knows because Elenin is behind the sun, thus the view is blocked, so for now everything is speculative.
Since then, the comet has been lost to view because of its faintness and its proximity to the sun in the sky.
If all had gone as planned, the comet would be moving into the field of view of one of the cameras on NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) satellite on Friday (Sept. 23). If so, the big question is: what will SOHO see about this comet?
Hmmmm. That is certainly interesting. September 23rd. That would be today. Interesting coincidence.
Most people look at the images from SOHO for the rich information they supply regarding the sun. However, the wide-field images also show the sun against the starry background on the far side of the solar system.
This sky map of comet Elenin's path shows the situation on Friday, as the remains of the comet enter SOHO's field of view from the left. The bright stars Zaniah and Zavijava of western Virgo should be easy to see, but brilliant Mercury will dominate the images on the right.
Elenin will pass Zaniah on Sunday (Sept. 25) and Mercury on Tuesday (Sept. 27), before moving out of SOHO's field of view on Thursday (Sept. 29).
At this point, no one can predict exactly what we will see through SOHO's eyes in the coming week, but everyone will have the chance to watch using one of NASA's brightest eyes on the solar system.
So possibly beginning today and during the coming week, we should begin to receive more and more information regarding Elenin. Something to add to our watch list.
If comet Elenin survives its close encounter with the sun, it will become visible in morning twilight towards the end of the first week of October.
There you have it. We have finally reached a point where we will begin to get some definitive answers with Elenin. This is definitely worth watching.
But Elenin just marks the beginning of sky watching. Don't forget about YU55:
Huge Asteroid to Pass Near Earth in November
Mark your calendars for an impressive and upcoming flyby of an asteroid that’s one of the larger potentially perilous space rocks in the heavens – in terms of smacking the Earth in the future.
It’s the case of asteroid 2005 YU55, a round mini-world that is about 1,300 feet (400 meters) in diameter. In early November, this asteroid will approach Earth within a scant 0.85 lunar distances. [Photo of Asteroid 2005 YU55]
Due the object’s size and whisking by so close to Earth, an extensive campaign of radar, visual and infrared observations are being planned.
“The close Earth approach of 2005 YU55 on Nov. 8, is unusual since it is close and big.
Coincidence indeed . . .while the media is focused on where the space junk will fall . . .and not so much on the UN and that peculiar emergency drill in Denver today.
btw, there appears to be considerable increase in seismic activity on the US West Coast.
I'm having a very rough morning today. Don't know why, but I just feel this heavy sadness. It's a feeling of discouragement. For months I've been reading this blog and getting encouraged that He's coming to get us soon, but today it just seems like it's so far away. In my head, I can reason out that all the signs are there; but I can't shake this feeling. I guess I'm asking for prayer. Just that God would let me feel His presence and that He would get me through this. Thanks, brothers and sister.
Seth, we will lift you up in prayer. Whenever I feel overwhelmed I open my bible to Psalm 37. I find that spending time in the Word and kneeling in prayer helps soothe a troubled heart.
Scott, thank you for the updates on Elenin. There are alot of strange things going on in the sky these days. And add to that the strange event of the president being in Denver. I came across this video of Cheyenne Mountain canceling all military leave on 27 September. In times of uncertainty, I often think to "look up, for our redemption draws nigh".
Got your back in prayer Seth...hang in there... the stage is set and God is just waiting for the last of the gentiles to be saved.
It still won't be long...the tipping point to start these wars could be anything and certainly won't be what we are necessarily expceting.
All the pieces seem to be in place and we just need to be doing our part to be salt in light in the remaining time we have left. It could be tomorrow. The rapture is imminent and nothing needs to occur prior to our lift off.
We can clearly see the tribulation like events right before our eyes so any way we look at this I can't imagine it being much longer... and when we least expect it...poooof!
See you soon brother! God Bless!
Gearedup the video was a little wierd for me.. "something big, big is coming on the 27th or 28th or 29th" but he didn't give any reason why. He then predicts a big EQ and tsunami off the the US east coast. Based on what/Elenin? Is he a scientist? Sorry but it comes across to me as a little out there. Who is the guy? What makes him credible? I guess I don't follow much of this stuff but would be open to some background.
Personally I think this type of video while "interesting" somewhat discredits what we are all about as believers watching for the return of Jesus. If it appears we are embracing these "prophets" and their predictions fail and we are associating our selves as watchers with them it could serve to dilute/discredit what we are preaching about our blessed hope.
It is hard for me to take this guy seriously. Has he made other predictions that panned out? I respect you greatly so fill me in...
I think we all feel like you. We want The Lord to come ASAP. These have to be the days He was talking about...gotta be. We have to be patient. He is coming!
Can someone help me understand how/why this link suddenly came onto my PC. I was reading this blog when suddenly this voice started speaking – about the Bilderbergers. Its Brits, but I have never seen it before. I have absolutely no idea how it arrived? There is no back arrow to return to!
EI feels quite startled!
WV, I was interested primarily in his statement about the military on 27 September. As with most information today, I read with discernment. There are alternative news sources, i.e. blogs, YouTube, that does not reflect what the MSM reports and I sift through the media and present it as what else is going on in the world.
Update... Thank you for your prayers. God has answered them. He's just reminded me that His timing is perfect, and He IS coming soon. It's not for us to know the exact day or hour, but we do know when it's close. Definitely feeling better.
Thanks again. =)
GearedUp . . .I've looked for information regarding leave cancelations but can't find anything reliable . . .just second or third hand rumor mongering. We need to remain guarded against disinformation as I sincerely believe Satan uses such tools to plant seeds of doubt in our minds when those things don't turn out as conspiracists predict.
Obama IS expected in Denver on 9/27 . . .but that's really the only thing I can find at the moment that is true in that video. I've never seen the guy in the video or heard of him . . .and the way he's hiding behind the dark glasses makes me even more suspicious.
I saw your comment and immediately felt the need to respond. FWIW - and I don't like to rely too much on 'feelings' - but I'm in the opposite direction. I am feeling an overwhelming sense that we are VERY close - to the point where I am feeling the need to inform everyone around me, especially my Christian friends. I am also feeling far more 'emotional' about being in the presence of Christ Jesus - far more than usual.
Everything is coming to a head right now, much more than ever before, and I am completely convicted of that.
Feelings of discouragement and a sense of "it'll never happen" comes not from Christ, but from the other side.
Trust me on that.
We're very very close right now.
gearedup, I understand and appreciate that perspective but I would give a bit of a disclaimer when posting the far out stuff. :)
Thanks, Scott. After the Lord broke through the attack, He's let me feel His presence so clearly, and I've got such a peace that He's in TOTAL control.
Something else worth noting about the video geared up . . .who ever posted that thing was confused, claiming Cheyenne mountain was canceling leaves . . .it's worth pointing out that the air force base in question is Peterson, not Cheyenne Mountain. His glasses, goofy vernacular and unwillingness to elaborate, just take his word for it . . .not to mention the hairdo, gives the impression he's auditioning for a role in a 007 movie.
Seth - Amen brother - as it should be. Trust the Holy Spirit as your guide (and of course the Bible!)
I agree with you, WVGORN56 & thank you GEARUP2GO's for your heads-up on this video.
When I enlarged the "view" tab on my browser to look at the reflection on this guy's sunglasses, I could kind of make out therein who was filming the video of this guy. To me it looked like someone in a BDU uniform or at least a khaki/desert colored outfit (pants & shirt). The speaker uses apparent military jargon re intel rpts (“confidence is high”), saying “there is a high confidence that" . . . .
If military, why would they want a public video about "cancelled leaves," moves to mil. bases, & Elenin disaster? Do they want to discredit Christians watchers? Or even, could Elenin be real but benign yet useful to cover HAARP & Project Blue Beam devastations for more "crisis that shouldn't be wasted"?
Chemtrails have been pumping a lot of strontium, barium, & aluminum into the atmosphere: the 1st 2 turn skies into the perfect "projection screen" for 3-D holograms, while aluminum could make the atmosphere more responsive to HAARP low-frequency microwaves (likes aluminum foil in a microwave oven?). http://alternativenewsreport.net/tag/barium-strontium-micro-crystals-chemtrails-and-haarp/
A lot of this particulate material in showing up in collected rainwater in concentrations way too high & a ordinarily hardy plants have suddenly die en mass, because of it. http://theintelhub.com/2011/05/16/chemtrails-in-hawaii/
So is a sky wide "movie screen" right now in place for 3-D holograms of meteors, UFO's, "gods," etc., as well as HAARP earthquakes?
The European Times report on Obama being ordered into the bunkers for 9/27/2011 is suspicious http://www.eutimes.net/2011/09/obama-ordered-to-denver-bunker-by-us-military/
Its writer, Sorcha Faal, & the EU Times have little credibility (Googl them). & can the U.S. Military "order" the Commander In Chief around? Should we believe a RUSSIAN General who says this?
Also remember WHO CONTROLS the data feeds to SOHO & the JPL map on Elenin (NASA), & to Stellarium (the ESA, www.stellarium.org/). Could these (elite controlled) orgs, by "putting the squeeze" on good sources of Elenin info (like shutting down the WISE telescope -- http://www.niburunews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=560:nasa-shuts-down-wise-space-telescope-niburu-approaching&catid=26:cosmology-a-universe&Itemid=45) wanted people to jump to the conclusion that the govt. covering up an impending astronomic disaster?
Even the efforts to feign Elenin as benign, seem to be SO SLOPPILY that it's like they wanted us to think officials were engaging in a cover-up:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_tUFBOtMJM (Elenin/Nibiru "photoshopped out" Google Sky map)
v=Hxcd4EtcUI0&feature=related (will the real Leonid Elenin please stand up?)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2yAhieS8_4&feature=related (9/17/2011 video from SOHO that blocks out the very spot Elenin should have been on that date after getting around the sun from SOHO's perspective)
Like all of you, I sooo want the Lord to return -- & the sooner the better.
But as far as this Elenin thing is concerned, perhaps we should proceed cautiously. Matthew 24:4. TPTB may want to tar & feather us w/ a "Harold Camping brush", or they want to hurt the faith of a lot of Christians.
God's Psalm 91 protection be upon us all.
I can so understand the feeling of anxiety that animals experience before a thunderstorm or earthquake. It certainly seems like the return of Christ could be any day. I've been on edge all week.
The hard part is to be obedient to what the Lord has called us to do, even if it seems a little crazy on our part. I'm with you, Scott, and have been warning my Christian friends that we are really close; hoping to encourage those who are just plain tired, discouraged, or weighed down with the cares of life.
I tend to believe that Jesus might return on the Feast of Trumpets, the Jewish Feast that is celebrated over two days because "no man knows that day or hour". It is determined by the sighting of the new moon (which is further verified by two witnesses in Jerusalem). Jesus fulfilled all the Jewish Spring Feasts on the exact day that they occurred. The Feast of Weeks (Pentecost) was when the church was birthed, with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the 3,000. Then you have a long gap before the Fall Feasts begin (could parallel the long gap of time that is the Church Age). Satan knows Bible prophecy too, so I suspect that some of the signs we're seeing, especially those directed against Israel (such as the PA's push for a state), is satan "egging" things on, impatient for the last battles against God's chosen people to begin. God is sovereign, and He will not let things happen until He decides it is time. Yes, I'll be a little disappointed if we are still here in Oct., but it's God's timing, not ours. Yes, I do believe Jesus can come back any day the Father chooses, Jewish Feast or not.
In the very passage that Peter talks about "the Day of the Lord" and Jesus' second coming, Peter reminds us of the following:
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. His is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
So if Jesus tarries, it is to bring more people into His kingdom.
Even so, Come Lord Jesus!
This isn't Elenin but it may be time to "duck and cover" anyhow.
Thanks for the words of encouragement Susan...I too will be disappointed if we are still here in October ut not surprised. I'll contiue to watch faithfully.
I do have a new grandson to enjoy and a son getting married in April, good health, a great wife, a nice business and the WV Mountaineers play LSU tomorrow night at 8pm on ABC national TV. Tickets are being scalped as high as $800.00 each and I have two!
In other words my life is very very good but I would leave it all in a heart beat to see Jesus, my Savior face to face and behold the King of Kings in person and cast my crowns (if I mangage to get any) at his feet!
Let's not become confused by terminology. Jesus will not "return" on the day of the Rapture, but rather we will be "caught up". Nor is His "Second Coming" the day of Rapture . . .but rather at the end of the seven year Tribulation. So when Jesus is talking about His Second Coming in the Olivet Discourse, he's not talking about the Rapture. Those words are for the Jews who will be awaiting His return with great concern, having gone through the Great Tribulations foretold.
So when Jesus talked about no one knowing the Day or the Hour, he might well have meant the Feast of Trumpets for His Second Coming because of the three days of darkness before . . .so the Jews won't know the date of Rosh Hashana or the hour because it begins at sunset when the new moon is sighted. Neither the hour or day would be possible to spot if the sun wasn't visible for three days.
The Rapture, on the other hand, doesn't appear to be tied to a date . . .but rather, to a predetermined number of saved:
I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in.
This verse appears to be saying that God's attention will be averted from Israel until the determined number of Christians is saved, at which time, God will return his attention to Israrl because the Church will have been removed.
Seth, I'm glad your prayers were answered. There is nothing like the saints lifting up one another in through powerful, effective prayer. : )
WV, CB, Robin~if you notice, the video is mirrored. For whatever reason the individual feels compelled to take precautions and use sunglasses (and hair piece?) as a disguise while conveying the information. Does that make the information any less accurate or pertinent? I'm not saying that I totally agree with everything he is saying. What I do agree with is the fact that there are several significant developments that are converging at the same time in September. We know that there will be a significant development soon--whether it's a weather event, a nuclear event, a seismic event, or the rapture. So whether it occurs on 27 September or the 27 of December, we know that there is going to be life altering changes soon as prophesied in the bible. : )
Geared - I tend to agree with your line of thought...Plus, I don't categorically rule out anything right now - I'm taking everything in, and then attempting to be discerning with the information. I definitely don;t trust the MSM right now to provide thr truth
Scott said... "...I definitely don;t trust the MSM right now to provide thr truth..."
Scott, I hope your orbit is not slowly degrading into the PC spectrum with regard to frequent use of the misnomer "MSM"...
It is more correctly; "LSM" [Lame Stream Media] as they are now, ever more apparently, severely crippled both in logic and in discernment of the times...
Hey DrNo - I'm trying to be "PC" - its new to me and I'm struggling with it - You aren't helping :)
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