Blog note: The following astronomical events are prophesied in the book of Revelation as affecting ‘the great city’ of Babylon. It is my studied belief that the Babylon of Revelation is currently in the process of being built as ‘NEOM’ in Saudi Arabia. Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) has this ‘great city’ planned as a high-tech, silicon-valley, hedonistic ‘babylon’ in the desert/mountain region of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. The city is being built on top of seven large mountains, the largest of which is Jabal Al-Lawz, also known as Mt. Sinai. The word of God in the Bible, prophesies that the seat or capital of the beast/antichrist will fall under the shadow of solar and lunar eclipses (among other heavenly wraths or catastrophes).
My interpretation is literal. “Sun black as sackcloth” = solar eclipse. “Moon became as blood” = lunar blood moon eclipse.
Revelation 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
Revelation 8:12 And the fourth angel sounded, and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
Revelation 16:10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,
Revelation 16:10 indicates a ‘total solar (sun) eclipse’ covers the entire kingdom of the antichrist/beast, in darkness. Noting the path of this solar eclipse, it transpires over the totality of Europe (the 10 nations giving the beast/antichrist his political and military muscle) AND the total solar eclipse travels DIRECTLY over the area or geographical footprint of NEOM (Babylon) in Saudi Arabia.
Revelation 16:10 is in reference to one of the final, ‘great vial wraths’ that God pours out. These are the seven last wraths that occur at the end of the ‘Great Tribulation’ or the final 3 and half years of the total seven year Tribulation. Thus, these great lunar and solar eclipses take place at the very end of the Tribulation or sometime at the end of the final, seventh year.
ASSUMING that the seven year Tribulation period begins sometime in 2020, mathematically it would have to end sometime towards the end of 2027.
Coincidence? The August 2, 2027 TOTAL ‘Solar’ (sun) eclipse in Saudi Arabia (NEOM Babylon) occurs almost at the end of a seven year period having begun in 2020!!!
- There is only ‘one’ (1) total solar eclipse over the next twenty (20) years that TOTALLY covers the NEOM Babylon footprint in Saudi Arabia AND covers the beast/antichrist’s ten (10) military/political alliance or confederation. August 2, 2027.
- For over a period of almost 150 years, there will be only ‘one’ (1) total solar eclipse over the NEOM Babylon footprint. August 2, 2027. In other words, it be almost 150 years before another total solar eclipse is calculated to cover what was the NEOM footprint in Saudi Arabia (to be remembered no more – Day of the Lord destruction).
- Notice that last part in verse 16:10 , “gnawed their tongues in pain.” NEOM Babylon is being built as a great city on ‘solar power’ and renewable energy sources. If the sun stops shining, there is no solar power, if there is no solar power… the city would come to a complete standstill. Everything would shut down. Imagine if London, New York, Tokyo or Paris all of a sudden, completely – totally – ‘shut down’. Transportation completely halted, emergency services completed halted, commerce completed halted, etc. Might people cuss and swear at their bad fortune of being stuck in traffic, stuck in an elevator or stuck in some precarious situation? This is the image I have of ‘gnawing their tongues in pain’. For it is with our tongues that we swear, cuss, scream, yell and otherwise blaspheme God.
The Total Solar Eclipse of 2027 Aug 02 is visible from the following geographic regions:
Partial Eclipse: Africa, Europe, Mid East, west & south Asia
Total Eclipse: Morocco, Spain, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Somalia
Video: Animated Map: Total Solar Eclipse of 2027 Aug 02 – animated map of the Moon’s shadows across Earth
The map depicts the geographic regions of eclipse visibility. Click on the map to enlarge it. For an explanation of the features appearing in the map, see Key to Solar Eclipse Maps.
The instant of greatest eclipse takes place on 2027 Aug 02 at 10:07:50 TD (10:06:37 UT1). This is 0.2 days after the Moon reaches perigee. During the eclipse, the Sun is in the constellation Cancer. The synodic month in which the eclipse takes place has a Brown Lunation Number of 1294.
The eclipse belongs to Saros 136 and is number 38 of 71 eclipses in the series. All eclipses in this series occur at the Moon’s descending node. The Moon moves northward with respect to the node with each succeeding eclipse in the series and gamma increases.
These eclipses all take place during a single eclipse season.
The eclipse predictions are given in both Terrestrial Dynamical Time (TD) and Universal Time (UT1). The parameter ΔT is used to convert between these two times (i.e., UT1 = TD – ΔT). ΔT has a value of 72.8 seconds for this eclipse.
The following links provide maps and data for the eclipse.
Orthographic Map: Total Solar Eclipse of 2027 Aug 02 – detailed map of eclipse visibility
Animated Map: Total Solar Eclipse of 2027 Aug 02 – animated map of the Moon’s shadows across Earth
Google Map: Total Solar Eclipse of 2027 Aug 02 – interactive map of the eclipse path
Path Table: Total Solar Eclipse of 2027 Aug 02 – coordinates of the central line and path limits
Circumstances Table: Total Solar Eclipse of 2027 Aug 02 – eclipse times for hundreds of cities
Saros 136 Table – data for all eclipses in the Saros series