samedi 22 janvier 2011

Red Roman War God

The supergiant Betelgeuse, one of the night sky's brightest stars, is rapidly losing mass, 15% in 15 years, and now the process is accelerating to the point that astronomers believe it is collapsing and running out of fuel, and may go SUPERNOVA at any time, perhaps as early as next year.

When this happens, there will be a SECOND SUN in the sky for at least a few weeks, and night might turn into day. This has already happened, as is the nature of all unimaginably distant astronomical phenomena, we are merely seeing it now with our own eyes. Betelgeuse is approximately 640 light-years away from Earth, meaning that it already went supernova in 1372 A.D.

What happened in 1372 A.D.? Well, it is the year people officially started using the Roman numeral "A.D.", when Germany began minting it unto its coins.

A second sun appearing in the heavens above in 2012, exactly 640 years after the beginning of the Anno Domini numbering (before they used Anno Urbis Conditae, "from the founding of the City of Rome"), as the Jesuits attempt to bring about a New Holy Roman Empire...

Need I mention that Betelgeuse has been associated since antiquity with a Roman War God due to the intensity of its redness? Or that in Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, it was the home of the Elder Gods? Or lastly that the "Planet of the Apes" orbited around it in the original 1963 novel?

Something sure is up here.

3 commentaires:

Michael a dit…

It is curious how this "two sun" story arrives a week after the Tuscon/two sun assassination attempt. Something indeed is "up".

Betelgeuse/Beetlejuice - the name of the "devil". Say it three times.

JB a dit…

Betelgeuse!

Betelgeuse!

Betelgeuse!

Oh, wait, someone just knocked at the door... ;)

Devin a dit…

Good catch on the "Tucson/two-sun" Michael !! that is why i could never "do" synchro stuff-I am too dense and dont think of things
and a great and interesting post JB -astonomy has always fascinated me
one thing that did happen just now that gave me pause was your comment to Michael "Knock-knock" -this in relation to a rather odd thing that happened to me some weeks ago that i have been trying to 'process' in fact am going to do a blogpost about it in a week or so to see what other people think.
all the best to you and I hope you are doing great!!