Signs in the Heavens Update

Rare Daytime Sextantid meteor observed over Arizona

Blog note. Jesus indicated that ‘fearful sights’ (various natural disasters) would occur leading up to the time known as the Tribulation and Great Tribulation (a combined seven year period of great destruction on earth). Although these types of things have occurred in the past for centuries and thousands of years, they could be identified as the ‘season of the times’ due to the ferociousness of these events. They would be occurring in greater intensity, severity, frequency, size, duration, scope … just like the pains that a woman experiences in labor the farther along she is in the labor process. We are in the ‘season of the times’ that comes just before the seven (7) year Tribulation/Great Tribulation period

… And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (Luke 21:11).

… And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; (Luke 21:25)

… Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken; (Luke 21:26)

… This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2 Timothy 3:1)

Jesus is giving a series of prophecies about what to look for as the age of grace comes to a close. These verses are several of many such prophecies from throughout the Bible. 2017 was the worst year in recorded history for the intensity, frequency, severity, duration and occurrence of a large number of severe natural disasters worldwide. Earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, torrential flooding, unprecedented wildfires in unusual places, devastating droughts, excessive/scorching heat setting records everywhere, record snowfalls in Europe and Russia. Snow in the Arabia. This list can go on. Most studied Eschatologists believe these ‘fearful sights’ and massive natural disasters are all part of the ‘CONVERGENCE’ of signs that this Biblical and prophetic age is closing. Most people who study prophecy are familiar with the routine reference(s) made that these things will be like a woman having labor pains, growing in intensity, frequency, size and duration.

Rare Daytime Sextantid meteor observed over Arizona

Posted by Julie Celestial on October 9, 2019.

NASA’s Network of All Sky Meteor Cameras captured an unusual fireball – Daytime Sextantid – over Arizona before sunrise on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

The cameras on Kitt Peak, Mount Lemmon, and Mount Hopkins were able to catch the fireball in mid-flight, enabling a solid triangulation of its orbit and allowing scientists to identify it as a Daytime Sextantid.

Daytime Sextantids (DSX) are rare because of the fact that “the radiant lies close to the sun and these meteors are only visible during the last couple of hours before dawn,” according to the American Meteor Society. The agency added that spotting any DSX activity would be a remarkable achievement.

DSX is related to the Geminid meteors of December. According to Space Weather, both belong to the Phaethon-Geminid complex, which is “a complicated swarm of debris that includes “rock comet” 3200 Phaethon along with asteroids 1999 YC and 2005 UD.”

The Geminid branch of the complex gives one of the best meteor showers of the year, but the DSX branch is more challenging to observe. Its meteors fly out of the Sextans constellation, which is very near the Sun at this point of the year.

Most of the action happens in broad daylight with only a few fireballs showing during the twilight, just before sunrise.

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