Space Weather News for Dec 6, 2008
COLORADO FIREBALL: Last night, a fireball one hundred times brighter than the full Moon lit up the sky near Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Astronomer Chris Peterson photographed the event using an all-sky video camera dedicated to meteor studies. "In seven years of operation, this is the brightest fireball I've ever recorded. I estimate the terminal explosion at magnitude -18."
Meteors this bright are called superbolides; they are caused by small (meter-class) asteroids and are likely to pepper the ground with meteorites when they explode.
Visit SpaceWeather.com to watch the fireball video and contribute sighting reports that could help pinpoint any meteoritic debris.
TUMBLING TOOLBAG: The space station's famous sidekick, the ISS Toolbag, is circling Earth and reportedly producing flashes of light bright enough to record using off-the-shelf digital cameras.
The flashes, shown in a photo on today's edition of Spaceweather.com, could be a sign that the bag is tumbling. Both the Toolbag and the ISS will be making a series of evening passes over North America and Europe in the evenings ahead, so now is a good time to look.
Check the Simple Satellite Tracker for viewing times.
BONUS: The Dec 1st Great Conjunction Photo Gallery continues to grow with daily additions from around the world. Start browsing the gallery here.
Visit SpaceWeather.com for photos, webcasts and more information.
Notice the number lately of reports of 'fireball' sightings?
Chunky visitors from orbits unknown?
Or perhaps 'Star Wars' remnants + satellites of surveillance + mind control + electromagnetic experiments + Pentagon beams + digital tv as of Feb 17, 2009...any or all are peeking through the veil of consciousness from the shadows of the collective unconscious.
You know the joke about 'drinking the Kool-Aid'? Don't scoff too quickly.
Actually, a "wholly epochal transition" has already occurred - Dec 2, 1942, 3:01 pm LMT, Chicago, Illinois, when the atom was "harnessed"...Saturn Rx conj Uranus Rx in early Gemini, in 1st house. Saturn (boundaries, form) harnessed Uranian energy...and enriched uranium has been sought ever since.
And yet astrologers know that Prometheus unbound has much deeper meaning to humankind than a difficult science problem successfully solved and brought from abstraction to fulfillment in the physical realm, invented for presidents to exercise America's 'awesome and ultimate power' - as if by God Himself.
That 2008 has been a year of Saturn's opposition to Uranus (Prometheus) is significant in the nuclear 'race' (Saturn conj Uranus = start of a cycle) or as some people say, the biggest stick with which to control the masses...nuke fear.
Rising at 3:01 pm in the Atomic Energy chart (as given by Dr. Marc Edmund Jones) is 13Tau30, an Ascendant degree that is less than 1 degree from the 'US Presidency' Ascendant on Jan 20 at noon in Washington, DC. The ASC is the WHAT? Point of any chart.
At the WHY? Point, or Midheaven (MC) is 25Capricorn, appr 1 degr from the Inaugural MC degree and this time (Jan 20, 2009) the highest point of the chart, the MC/Goal Point, will be the transiting midpoint of Pluto/Chiron, the isms duo of fascism, totalitarianism, racism, corporatism, disenfranchisement, primal violence, and oppression...in other words, plutocracy.
And to pile on at MC on Jan 20, 2009, noon, is US natal Pluto, planet of plutonium and atomic power.
Now I'm tender hearted and don't appreciate typing this cr*p out for you to read; plus, you might be happier if you didn't read it. But if you've gotten this far, you may as well allow me to finish...
Man will not finish this Earth. God will decide when that's to be, and how. So we can forget the usual Hollywood movie scenarios, or classic or modern sci-fi stories or books. The idea that other worlds have creatures that arrive in Earth's vicinity bwo cigar-shaped hovercraft is ridiculous.
That there are other worlds and beings is a given, however.
"In My Father's house are many mansions. If it were not so, I would've told you," Jesus answered his Disciples when asked if this were the only created world.
My studies indicate that if knowing there are other worlds (unfallen worlds) were necessary to our salvation, we would've been clued in about it big time. It's comforting to know, but it's not the key to Eternal Life.
So...please don't let the fireballs spook ya! They're either asteroid/meteor displays, space junk burning up in the atmosphere, or...the Pentagon or other groups playin' around with their hi-tech toys to the world's detriment. They're the ones we should all keep our eyes on.
And on a lighter note...
John Malkovich was funny on SNL earlier, and it was great to see Amy Poehler back at the salt mine and giving out da nooze. Amy's impersonation of Hillary tickles me. And she really laughs like that - rather creepily.