Asteroid warning: Space rock as big as a HOUSE on ‘uncertain orbit’ to skim Earth in DAYS

Jon Austin – January 16, 2018

The space rock had been invisible to astronomers until January 5, but scientists quickly calculated the asteroid, named 2018 AJ, will fly past Earth Tuesday, January 23.

But NASA admits it is not yet certain of its orbital path.

New asteroids are given a condition code of between 0 to 9 based on how certain astronomers are about its course.

Zero means they are fairly certain, but 9 is classed as “highly uncertain”.

It is currently believed it will pass at a comfortable 4.6 times the distance from Earth to the Moon.

The Moon is 238,000 miles from Earth and this pass, currently estimated at around 1.1 million miles, is considered a cat’s whisker in astronomical terms.

NASA considers and monitors anything which comes within six million miles of our planet as a near earth asteroid.

The asteroid is estimated to be between 22 and 68 metres in diameter, meaning it is bigger than a three-storey house.

https://www.express.co.uk

Direct CME hit expected, G3 Strong geomagnetic storm watch issued

– September 05, 2017

An asymmetric full halo Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) produced by the M5.5 solar flare at 20:33 UTC on September 4, 2017 is traveling toward Earth and is expected to arrive late on September 6. G3 – Strong geomagnetic storm watch is in effect for September 6 and 7.

Region responsible for this eruption – AR 2673 – grew vigorously from September 2 to 4, quickly becoming one of the largest sunspots of the year. It now has ‘beta-gamma-delta’ magnetic configuration and harbors energy for both M-class (71% chance) and X-class (25% chance) solar flares over the next three days.

The region is now moving away from the center of the Earth-facing Sun but Earth-directed CMEs are still very much likely.

https://watchers.news

Giant asteroid ‘Florence’ whizzes past Earth revealing two moons (IMAGES, VIDEOS)

RT – September 2, 2017

The largest asteroid to come so close to Earth in over a century whizzed by the planet Friday without a hitch – and revealed two tiny moons in the process.

The highly anticipated asteroid ‘3122 Florence,’ measuring a whopping 2.8 miles (4.5 kilometers) in width, came within 4.4 million miles (7 million km) of Earth. The gap is the equivalent of 18 times the distance from our planet to the moon.

“Florence is the largest asteroid to pass by our planet this close since the NASA program to detect and track near-Earth asteroids began,” Paul Chodas, of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said of the fly-by.

Radar images of the giant rock obtained from NASA’s Goldstone Solar System center in California have provided the first-up close views of Florence, named after 19th-century English nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale.

https://www.rt.com

A THREE MILE wide asteroid is set to graze past Earth on Sept. 1 – and NASA says it’s the largest to come this close since they began keeping track

Cheyenne Macdonald – August 18, 2017

A massive asteroid estimated to be 2.7 miles wide is set to make a ‘relatively close encounter’ with Earth on September 1.

Dubbed ‘Florence,’ the huge space rock will pass just 4.4 million miles from our planet – or, about 18 times the distance between Earth and the moon.

According to NASA, this is the closest an asteroid of this size has come since they first began tracking near-Earth objects, giving scientists an unprecedented opportunity to study it up close through ground-based radar observations.

While it may sound alarming, NASA says asteroid Florence will safely fly past Earth at a distance of about 4.4 million miles (7 million kilometers).

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Gigantic coronal hole opens up on the sun: Geomagnetic storms during peak of Perseid meteor shower on August 12th

Strange Sounds – Aug 10, 2017

A gigantic coronal hole has opened in the sun’s atmosphere just behind sunspot AR2670.

And it is turning toward Earth… Weak geomagnetic storms should occur on Earth during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower on August 12th. Imagine a disintegrating fireball in a green glow.

Such a hole is a region where the sun’s magnetic field has peeled back and allows gaseous material to escape. A stream of solar wind flowing from this hole will reach Earth on August 12th, during the peak of the Perseid meteor shower.

Imagine a disintegrating fireball exploding through the green glow of an aurora. Awesome!

http://strangesounds.org

Approaching asteroid ignites end-times talk

WND – July 25, 2017

In the end times, the skies will be filled with portents and terrors. Massive objects will fall from the heavens and wreak destruction on the Earth.

Now, one rabbi says that may not be that far away at all.

The asteroid Apophis, named after an Egyptian god of chaos, is poised to make a near miss of Earth on April 13, 2029.

Rabbi Yosef Berger, of King David’s tomb on Mount Zion, said the surge of concern over celestial events, particularly heavenly objects that could hit Earth, is a sign of the imminent coming of the Messiah.

Quoting Numbers 24:17, Rabbi Berger claimed the Bible speaks of a star that will accompany the Messiah, an interpretation expanded upon in the writings of Maimonides and in the Zohar, the foundational work of Kabbalah.

While Christians obviously believe Messiah has already come and heavenly signs would herald his return, some experts argue the rabbi is fundamentally right about how the last days will be marked by dangerous astronomical events.

http://www.wnd.com

Comment: John Durrad  http://www.setapartbytruth.org

This asteroid is interesting for two reasons. First the name APOPHIS, named after an Egyptian god of chaos, and secondly it will be at its closest to earth during the Day of The Lords wrath. The two witnesses will be on the scene and God’s people will be in the place of safety. That is of course if our prediction of 2025-2029 (1335 days) proves to be right. This asteroid does give more credence to that prediction.
It certainly will be a time of great chaos in the earth as the seventh vial is poured out.

“And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, it is done.
And there were voices, and thunders, and lightening’s; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great… And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: (approximately 112 1bs) and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great,” Rev 16:17-21

It will take a lot to make mankind repent of the sin towards God, but thankfully, that repentance, for most people will come.

Jumbo Jet-Sized Asteroid Hurtles Perilously Close to Earth, Spotted Days Later

Sputnik News – July 27, 2017

An asteroid nearly as large as the Statue of Liberty made a close pass by Earth, coming within 77,000 miles of hitting our little blue planet – and astronomers had no idea it existed until Thursday, three days after it made its flyby.

Asteroid 2017 001 came within about 76,448 miles of Earth — by comparison, the moon is 238,900 miles away and high Earth orbit satellites have been known to stray as far as 200,000 miles from our home planet.

The asteroid was estimated to be between 82 feet (three buses stacked lengthwise) and 256 feet (about the wingspan of a 747) in length. It slipped past Earth undetected because of its dark, non-reflective surface that allowed it to elude telescopes.

https://sputniknews.com

Study Says Earth’s Next Great Extinction Already Underway

Sputnik News – July 12, 2017

New research suggests that the Earth could be headed toward its sixth mass extinction, citing a “biological annihilation” of wildlife in recent decades.

Analyzing both common and rare species, scientists found that over-consumption and human overpopulation has contributed to the loss of billions of regional and local wildlife populations
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Published in the National Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences (PNAS), the study found that this disappearance of wildlife signifies a “frightening assault on the foundations of human civilization.”

“The situation has become so bad it would not be ethical not to use strong language,” study leader Professor Gerardo Ceballos of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México told the Guardian.

https://sputniknews.com

NASA unveils plan to test asteroid defense technique

DAKIN ANDONE – July 01, 2017

(CNN) – Humanity could face one less doomsday scenario if NASA has its way.

On Friday, the space agency announced plans to redirect the course of a small asteroid approaching Earth, as part of the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), according to a NASA press release.

The release notes that asteroids hit Earth nearly every day, but most are small enough to burn up in the atmosphere.

But the DART project — a joint effort between NASA and the John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland — is for the asteroids that are too big to break up — those that could have severe consequences for the Earth if they hit.

“DART would be NASA’s first mission to demonstrate what’s known as the kinetic impactor technique — striking the asteroid to shift its orbit — to defend against a potential future asteroid impact,” said Lindley Johnson, NASA’s planetary defense officer in Washington, in the press release.

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By 2020 Two-Thirds Of Wild Animals Will Have Been Wiped Out Over A 50 Year Period As Mass Die-Offs Accelerate All Over The Planet

Michael Snyder – April 18, 2017

It has been called “the long extinction”.  Our planet is in the process of dying, and as you will see below, this process of death and destruction appears to be accelerating.  According to a report that was put out by the World Wildlife Fund and the Zoological Society of London, the number of wild animals around the globe appears to be decreasing at a rate of about 2 percent a year.  2 percent may not sound like a lot to you, but over 10 years that would mean that 20 percent of all wild animals in the world would be gone.  And according to that same report, it is being projected that the total loss of wildlife during the 50 year period from 1970 to 2020 will be a staggering 67 percent…

The number of wild animals living on Earth is set to fall by two-thirds by 2020, according to a new report, part of a mass extinction that is destroying the natural world upon which humanity depends.

The analysis, the most comprehensive to date, indicates that animal populations plummeted by 58% between 1970 and 2012, with losses on track to reach 67% by 2020. Researchers from WWF and the Zoological Society of London compiled the report from scientific data and found that the destruction of wild habitats, hunting and pollution were to blame.

In other words, we are watching a global slow-motion extinction event which will ultimately claim hundreds, if not thousands, of species.

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