Angelina Jolie Divorces Husband Brad Pitt
Hollywood icon Angelina Jolie divorces her husband, actor Brad Pitt, after little more than two years of marriage. The grounds of divorce will be listed as "incompatibility."
One of Hollywood's highest profile marriages is over.
Jolie's attorney says 'decision was made for the health of the family' after two years of marriage amid reports Jolie has asked for custody of their six children
Update, 4:32 p.m. A source familiar with the situation, tells Vanity Fair, "Brad fulfills his commitments." The original story continues below. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been getting divorced for an eternity. They announced their decision to end their marriage in September 2016, just before the election, an entirely different epoch.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Angelina Jolie on Tuesday sought to move forward with her long and sometimes bitter divorce from Brad Pitt, which has yet to be finalized after almost two years. Jolie's attorney filed papers in Los Angeles Superior Court saying the actress wanted a judgment "returning the parties to single status during calendar year 2018."
In any event, this prediction is not completely fulfilled until the divorce is finalized. For other information regarding the danger to Angelina Jolie go to 2018 (Part One) or else to 2018 Predictions at my new site at Weebly.
It's Mr. and Mrs. Miffed. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are so sick and tired of being husband and wife that they're asking a court to make them legally single again, even before the other details of their divorce are ironed out.
The Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie divorce is inching forward at a glacial pace, but the former Hollywood power couple might finally be able to sever ties before sorting out the rest of their legal drama.
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More than two and a half years after Angelina Jolie first filed for divorce, she and Brad Pitt are about to be single again. A judge ruled that the stars can go back to being legally single before they finalize their divorce settlement - a legal move known as bifurcation that Jolie, 43, and Pitt, 55, requested, according to court documents filed Friday.
As late as November 2019? Or later? There may be fatal consequences for another if much later ...
It has been over three years since Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, but the former couple is still figuring out the details of their complicated settlement. The rather messy saga has included a custody battle and various court orders, and at one point Jolie alleged her ex wasn't paying enough child support.
Apparently Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Haven't Finalized Their Divorce Because They Can't Decide What to Do With Their Castle
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie haven't divorced yet because they can't figure out what to do with their castle and winery in France. Angelina and Brad separated after Brad and their son Maddox Jolie-Pitt allegedly got into an altercation while on a private plane. Brad reportedly considers his and Maddox's strained relationship a "tremendous loss."
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's divorce proceedings have improved over the past few months. Brad and Angelina are now "cordial" and working to find solutions that'll benefit both of them. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie haven't exactly had a "walk in the park" kind of split.
Angelina Jolie is out to DESTROY Brad Pitt for she feels he's using their children for public sympathy?
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been at the crossroads since The Eternals star filed for a divorce. A new report claims Angie is out to destroy her ex-husband and seeks full custody of Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne.
Brad Pitt Heartbreak: Actor Reportedly 'Bracing For The Worst' After Angelina Jolie Filed Motion Order
Brad Pitt is, reportedly, 'left reeling' after Angelina Jolie filed new court papers Angelina Jolie, allegedly, prohibited Jennifer Aniston to see her children Brad Pitt is rumored to be dating Alia Shawkat amid Jennifer Aniston reunion rumors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have yet to finalize their messy divorce.
Brad Pitt Fury: Angelina Jolie's Ex Allegedly Enraged After His Parenting Practices Were Called Into Question
Brad Pitt was, reportedly, fuming after his parenting was called into question Angelina Jolie, allegedly, banned Jennifer Aniston to go near her children Brad Pitt, reportedly, begged Angelina Jolie to reconsider her decision to file for a new child custody evaluation against him Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston dating rumors have been spreading like wildfire since the "Ad Astra" actor broke up with Angelina Jolie in Sept.
Former French President Jacques Chirac Dies
Former French President Jacques Chirac, known for a carefully crafted "everyman" image but whose later years were dogged by allegations of corruption, has died at the age of 86.
Former French President Jacques Chirac, a gregarious and yet imperious political warhorse who during four decades in government became a senior European statesman and led opposition to the Iraq war, died Thursday. He was 86. His son-in-law Frederic Salat-Baroux told the Associated Press that Chirac died "peacefully, among his loved ones."
Why was the date of his death off by two years and eight months? It could have just been the way the cards fell. But I still suspect it was what has lately been a two years and two months phenomenon of historical events repeating themselves tardily rather than in accordance to the base 7 system. Once again we may have seen in this case how historical correction has warped an event from occurring until well over two years later. Indeed, the only incident so far that has been six months beyond the two years and two months lag. Because it does fall not far from being within the two years and two months period, I consider this a PREDICTION FULFILLED.
This prediction can be verified by visiting this page on my main site: 2017 (Part One).
Trump Policy In Mexico or Central America Will Backfire
From my reply to an email dated November 18, 2016: "I think Trump's plans for Mexico, building a wall, keeping out the criminal element on the southern border and controlling migration from Latin America is going to run into some kind of trouble ... this year anyway. Something will happen regarding this that will be very unpopular and a blemish on his presidency for 2017."
I will add to this that since the recent death of Fidel Castro (who I thought was already dead), it is possible Cuba may emerge once again as a trouble spot, although I really cannot think why that should happen. If it does, Trump will blunder there as Kennedy did in 1961.
This prediction can be verified by visiting this page on my main site: 2017 (Part One).
MADURO BLASTS US GOVERNMENT FOR YET ANOTHER FAILED COUP, TAKES TWO US SOLDIERS HOSTAGE
One word of warning however. This year we will be approaching a potential two-year late repeat of the Cuban Missile Crisis (which should have happened in October 2018). This event in Venezuela may only be the beginning of a similar crisis occurring two years late: in October, November, or December 2020 rather than the projected vector of October 2018.
Russian soldiers are operating drones over Venezuela as part of a search operation for members of a paramilitary force that led a botched invasion this week, local media reported on Friday, citing deleted tweets from a state military command centre.
Venezuela has charged two former US soldiers with terrorism and conspiracy for allegedly taking part in a failed bid to topple President Nicolas Maduro, the attorney general said on Friday. Luke Alexander Denman, 34, and Airan Berry, 41, were among 17 people captured by the Venezuelan military, which
On Friday morning Venezuelan authorities swarmed a small town about an hour outside of Caracas in search of more members of the operation, according to local media reports. "Given the entry of mercenaries into Venezuelan territory and events in Aragua, that are threatening peace and security, we have declared special measures," wrote Aragua state governor Marco Torres on social media.
President Donald Trump on Friday again said the U.S. government was not behind a bungled incursion into Venezuela this week, allegedly to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro, saying in a Fox News interview he would not rely on a small group for such an operation.
Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro claimed in a televised address Wednesday that he had proof linking President Donald Trump to a bizarre alleged "invasion" of Venezuela this weekend and that he would bring the United States to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the matter.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro touted a video showing a scruffy-looking American divulging details about a failed invasion as proof Wednesday that U. S. authorities backed an alleged attempt to forcibly remove him from power.
Two US citizens arrested in Venezuela over alleged involvement in a failed attempted coup have been named by a former US soldier behind the operation. Florida-based Jordan Goudreau, an ex-Green Beret, said Luke Denman and Aaron Berry were part of Operation Gideon aimed at "liberating Venezuela " by arresting President Nicolas Maduro .
PREDICTION FULFILLED IN VENEZUELA. TRUMP CALLS APRIL 30
US-BACKED COUP ATTEMPT FAILED.
As it turns out, the failed coup occurred on April 30, 2019. I NEVER KNEW IT HAPPENED. Looking over past news articles it appears this coup was only reported by a few news agencies at the time it was happening and yet it is already a Wikipedia article.
More news articles cover the post-coup in early May 2019.
It seems all one needs to do is take their eyes off the news for a few days and that's when the news you are waiting for happens. I'll tell you why this is happening: tune in to CNN, MSNBC, FOX, your cable provider news for that matter and what do you see all the time??? One side tearing Donald Trump apart over this and that and the other side defending Trump and if possible attacking the other side. That has become 99% of the news on any given day. My eyes glaze over at this ... I no longer watch the news a lot of the time and I only check the news in print on the Internet about once a week. This is how it has been for over TWO YEARS! It also does not help that half the news sites I visit won't let me read the news without 1) subscribing and paying or 2) with the ad blocker on (and I don't know how to turn it off). A DANGEROUS situation this is my friends. Much worse things than a coup in Venezuela is shaping up. A US war with Iran in the Persian Gulf (arising over the Yemen proxy war in reality) is just around the corner and Turkey is being armed by Russia with long range missiles as tensions grow between Israel, Syria, and Iran in that part of the Middle East. World War III may be here any day, but we won't know until the ICBMs fly and destroy a few targets with nuclear warheads. And that is too late to know.
As for the southern wall, that situation continues to grow worse and flash points of violence occur from time to time. But an admission of failure there may never come or not for a long time.
Frustrated Donald Trump "chewed out" staff for failed Venezuela coup, thought his officials "got played": Report
President Donald Trump was angry at his staff over their failure to usher in a new leader in Venezuela to replace Nicolas Maduro as the country descended into chaos, it has been reported. With the economy collapsing, Trump backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó as Venezuela's legitimate president.
Caracas (AFP) Venezuelan authorities said Tuesday that 17 people have been charged with attempting a "coup" since a failed April 30 uprising against President Nicolas Maduro. "There are 34 people being investigated, of whom 17 have been detained and charged" for having "attempted a coup d'etat," said Attorney General Tarek William Saab.
A US-backed coup attempt in Venezuela has failed. On Tuesday April 30th, opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who has simply declared himself President, gathered in front of supporters along with another leader Leopoldo Lopez, and claimed that military generals were defecting from President Nicolás Maduro.
President blames Trump imperialists and 'coup-mongering far right' as rival Juan Guaidó calls for more protests
Venezuelan authorities say they are putting down a small coup attempt after opposition leader Juan Guaidó announced he was in the "final phase" of ending President Nicolás Maduro's rule. He appeared in a video with uniformed men, saying he had military support.
Venezuela's political crisis has lurched into a potentially historic and violent new phase as an attempted military uprising erupted at the heart of its capital, Caracas, and the opposition leader Juan Guaidó urged supporters to take to the streets to force his rival Nicolás Maduro from power
Situation is getting much worse as we head towards a possible "Two years two months" collision at Southern Wall in June 2019:
Long lines of migrants, mostly Central Americans, line up daily outside the Tapachula offices ofthe refugee agencies of Mexico and the United Nations. Meanwhile, a polyglot throng including people from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean regularly gathers at the local headquarters of the National Institute of Immigration, Mexico's agency for migrant affairs.
The opening battle began Wednesday in what is likely to be a lengthy legislative war over the use of military funds for construction of the southern border wall that President Donald Trump has made a pivotal issue in the immigration debate. Rep.
Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Mexico) (AFP) - Authorities blocked a new caravan of Central American migrants Wednesday after they entered Mexico bound for the United States, as the government scrambled to dodge President Donald Trump's threat to impose tariffs over undocumented immigration. Soldiers and police
Border Patrol officers encountered more than 144,000 undocumented immigrants at the southwest border in May, the largest monthly total in 13 years, officials said Wednesday. More than 132,000 were stopped while crossing the border illegally; the rest presented themselves at legal ports of entry, Customs and Border Protection officials said.
Border patrol officials warn of crisis as 40,000 migrant parents and children are detained in February
EL PASO - More than 40,000 parents and children - mostly from Guatemala - were detained at the southwest U.S. border in February, straining U.S. Customs and Border Protection's ability to care for immigrant families even as migrants are being apprehended in the highest numbers in more than a decade.
And so it went this week, just as a cold front moved on in the early days of March, ushering in bright sunshine and new challenges for Romero and fellow agents. Romero said "these coordinated" efforts to send migrants across are used by smugglers as distracting tactics to also smuggle across "something more nefarious, like drugs, or some big criminal leader.
Southern Wall and Venezuela
The April 2017 event (based on The Bay Of Pigs, April 1961) began to shape up instead in October 2018, 18 months later. But more and more it appears the full impact in such lags does not occur until the end of two years and two months. Thus, in this case, the target date looks right now to be June 2019.
In addition to migrant caravan clashes in Tijuana and US agents using tear gas against them in November 2018, President Trump has stated he may declare a National Emergency over the border wall even as thousands of migrants now move towards the Texas border. Also, Venezuela is demonstrating it may become Trump's version of Cuba after Venezuelan Opposition Leader Guaidó declared himself President and the danger of a military coup rises every day Nicolás Maduro stays in office. Plenty of time for a late spring or early summer catastrophe in June of this year.
Technically the southern wall fiasco has already been PARTIALLY FULFILLED.
It would be reasonable to expect the worst for Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela's embattled president. Two weeks after Maduro's re-inauguration, opposition leader Juan Gauidó has declared himself the country's rightful president. The power struggle follows a failed military mutiny against Maduro, whose easy re-election in May 2018 during an economic, political and humanitarian crisis has lead many to say Venezuela is a dictatorship.
The crisis in Venezuela appears to be shaping up like a Cold War-style confrontation: The Kremlin is throwing its support behind embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, while Washington backs Juan Guaido, the self-proclaimed interim president.
The move would allow Trump to fund his wall without Congress. He told reporters to tune into his Feb. 5 State of the Union for more news.
Thousands of Central American migrants left a Mexico City shelter Thursday to resume their journey Northward toward the U.S. border. The 2,400-strong group is among a much larger group of asylum seekers heading to America for better economic opportunities.
COMMENTS (10/26/18): You will be reading from time to time about the 18-month lag and even 2 years and 2 month record lag involving predictions that are and have been late in being fulfilled. This is one that is 18 months late ... and is one of the main reasons why newer projected future events with historical base 7 precedents no longer have a specific month associated with them. While most events I "predict" will probably occur sometime during the target year or overlap a few months into the next (or be a few months early), some are going to be late ... as much as 18 months late and in rarer instances as much as 2 years and 2 months.
October 25 at 10:46 PM Fixated on the migrant caravan moving north through Mexico, President Trump is weighing a plan to shut the U.S. border to Central Americans and deny them the opportunity to seek asylum, asserting similar emergency powers used during the early 2017 "travel ban," according to administration officials and people familiar with the proposal.
(CBSNEWS) - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is preparing an order that would send approximately 800 U.S. troops to the border, CBS News' David Martin has confirmed, as President Trump's frustration builds over the caravan of migrants approaching the U.S.
Yes, and here's a good example of what I mean: The 2017 Las Vegas shooting by gunman Stephen Paddock on October 1, 2017 was compared many times in the media to the University of Texas tower shooting by Charles Whitman on August 1, 1966. I had used the Whitman case as the precedent for a similar event happening again in August 2015 of a high altitude marksman shooting an even larger number of people on the ground than in Texas. I also said that the event would bring Charles Whitman's crime into remembrance.
But that event seemingly failed to happen ... until October 1, 2017. Total elapsed time after the August 2015 vector was exactly two years and two months. Note also that both events occurred on 1st of the month.
There have been other cases similar to this in recent years, especially since 2011.
This event, trouble brewing along the US-Mexico border, was based on the disastrous Kennedy "Bay Of Pigs" of April 1961 (thus April 2017). As you can see it has taken 18 months for a potential "repeat" of a somewhat different kind of invasion happening on the US border with Mexico rather than a botched invasion of Cuba by US-supported former Cuban nationals. This time the support of what will likely be a badly botched invasion via Mexico is not that of the President but from radical leftist elements in the US. But no doubt Trump will be made to take the blame when all out war breaks out on the southern border.
It need not get that bad. We are still at what I would call a crisis stage, but not yet the kind that could get very bloody. The situation can still be changed.
China Massacres Hundreds in Hong Kong
Based on the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, twenty-eight (4 x 7) years ago. This time around: Hong Kong.
COMMENTS (8/21/19): A rather simple one-sentence prediction, but it says a lot. And now, in August 2019, two years and two months after the June 2017 target date, we see the possibility that this predicted event may be fulfilled ... or come dangerously close to doing so. Once again we see how historical correction warps the event from occurring until two years later, although the protests of June-July 2017 certainly came close to realizing the prediction. Had a deadly crackdown occurred by the Chinese government at that time, the prediction would have been uncanny in its accuracy. But worse things have developed since then:
Until an update marking the actual complete fulfillment of this prediction, all news reports should be monitored below:
I will continue to place news updates here, nonetheless, until the events playing out in Hong Kong resolve one way or another.
This is a reminder to all of you reading that a prediction is not always fulfilled in ONE DAY, or ONE MONTH, or even in ONE YEAR. It CAN take a period of many months or even years for a single predicted event to be fulfilled. PLEASE, do not write off a prediction as failed because it did not happen all at one time ... sometimes the dates given for predicted events are only the beginning of a long process. Take the predicted divorce of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at top. Divorces like that one often begin and end over a period of days, weeks or few months. This divorce is still ongoing since 2016 and has yet to be finalized.
President Donald Trump launched a blistering attack on China Friday, naming misdeeds that range from espionage to the violation of Hong Kong's freedoms, and announced a slew of retaliatory measures that will plunge US-China relations deeper into crisis.
The U.S. and United Kingdom on Friday urged the U.N. Security Council to take action against China's crackdown on freedoms in Hong Kong -- after China initially stopped the matter being discussed by the body.
The submission of a national security decision document on Hong Kong at China's National People's Congress last week will enable the central government in Beijing to deploy new tools to suppress public protest and dissent in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, further undermining Hong Kong's autonomy and raising new risks for foreign companies operating there.
T HE PEOPLE of Hong Kong want two things: to choose how they are governed, and to be subject to the rule of law. The Chinese Communist Party finds both ideas so frightening that many expected it to send troops to crush last year's vast protests in Hong Kong.
Thousands of armed police have flooded the streets of Hong Kong in an unprecedented show of force to prevent protests against a law criminalising ridicule of China's national anthem. At lunchtime rallies police fired pepper bullets into crowds, appearing to hit one reporter, and detained dozens of protesters.
Sporadic protests broke out in downtown Hong Kong Wednesday, as lawmakers in the semi-autonomous Chinese city prepare to debate a hugely controversial national anthem bill.
Hong Kong riot police fired pepper powder pellets at protesters Wednesday during the latest flare-up of anger in the semi-autonomous Chinese region. Pro-democracy demonstrators have been enraged by the Chinese Communist Party's recently unveiled plans to assert more control over the city with new - and immensely controversial - national security laws.
Beijing plans to allow mainland state-security agencies to establish an official presence in the city, a senior Chinese official said Friday, adding to concerns about Hong Kong's diminishing autonomy as Beijing steps up its efforts to rein in the protest-torn city.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...k-with-hong-kong-power-grab?srnd=premium-asia Bloomberg News May 22, 2020, 5:08 PM GMT+8 'Xi feels threatened, the leadership feels threatened' Xi's government abandons growth target, vows stimulus A banner depicting Xi Jinping near the Forbidden City in Beijing, on May 21.
Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on New Year's Day, but the march was later called off after police said bricks and petrol bombs had been thrown.
Over 10,000 rounds of tear gas have been fired since the protests began in June, sparking a panic as residents worry about the effects.
What to make of November in Hong Kong? The pro-democracy protests, now six months in, may have faced their toughest moment, with demonstrators facing off against police in a two-week campus siege. Yet the movement also received significant shows of support, from overwhelming wins in local elections, to U.S.
China's President Xi Jinping warned Thursday that protests in Hong Kong threaten the "one country, two systems" principle governing the semi-autonomous city that has tipped into worsening violence with two dead in a week. Hong Kong has been ruled by a unique system guaranteeing greater
A sharp escalation of violence in Hong Kong is once again raising the question of how China's central government will respond: Will it intervene, or allow the chaos to persist? The Liaison Office, which represents mainland authorities in Hong Kong, said Wednesday that actions in the semi-autonomous
A 21-year-old protester was shot in the chest with a live round by a police officer in Hong Kong early Monday morning, as traffic stalled and clashes broke out across the city.
HONG KONG (AP) - Taking a page from ancient Chinese military philosophy, black-clad protesters in Hong Kong changed tactics and wreaked havoc by popping up in small groups in multiple locations across the city Sunday, pursued by but also often eluding police who made scores of muscular arrests.
HONG KONG - After a week of complete shutdowns and early closures, and following months of mounting concerns, Hong Kong's once-prized train system has become another tool of government suppression, say pro-democracy protesters. The Mass Transit Railway (MTR) is the lifeblood of Hong Kong, a state-of-the-art public transit system that zips passengers from one end of the city to the other in minutes.
HONG KONG (AP) - As a police van sped past them, the 90-year-old woman and her 60-year-old daughter raised their fists, pointed their thumbs very deliberately down and yelled, "Triads!"
For months, October 1 has loomed over the mass pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, as a whispered deadline for the ruling Chinese Communist Party to take action to end the unrest.
Clashes between pro-Beijing demonstrators and Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters have broken out in a crowded shopping area, the most recent skirmishes in months of protests in the city. Hundreds of pro-Beijing demonstrators waved Chinese flags and chanted slogans on Saturday at Amoy Plaza in the densely packed Kowloon district.
HONG KONG - Tear gas, pepper spray and fire returned to the streets of Hong Kong on Friday, as police officers clashed with masked pro-democracy protesters in the first notable display of unrest since Hong Kong's top leader announced on Wednesday that she would withdraw a deeply unpopular extradition bill.
HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong protesters besieged a police station and a subway stop Friday, prompting police to fire tear gas and rubber bullets as new violence erupted despite the government's promise to drop a proposed law that sparked months of demonstrations in the semiautonomous Chinese territory.
China's army has moved a group of armored personnel carriers near the border with Hong Kong as the mainland government seeks to quell weeks of sometimes-violent protests that have swept the city.
HONG KONG - Hong Kong protesters apologized on Wednesday and appeared to engage in soul searching about their increasingly confrontational tactics, after activists attacked two men at the airport in scenes that Chinese authorities described as "close to terrorism."
Red or Orange Supernova Becomes Brightest Star in Heavens For Nearly a Year
NEW PREDICTION: 3/28/15 -- The precedent for such an event is from a rather long time ago: 413 (7 x 59) years earlier than 2017 to be exact. SN 1604, also known as Kepler's Supernova was viewable as the brightest star in the heavens at magnitude -2.5 in the northern hemisphere and could be seen in daylight for a period of three weeks in October 1604. Initially, the supernova was discovered by several astronomers and a now unknown physician in Cosenza, Verona, Padua, and Rome on October 9, 1604 as a star as bright as Mars and, according to the Italian physician, the same exact color as Mars. Also, according to Italian astronomer I. Altobelli it was noted as being "like half of a bright orange." October 10 it was again recorded by Padua astronomer Capra-Marius that the color of the star was like that of Mars. Upon being seen as a bright star like Mars only somewhat brighter on October 10 in Prague by astronomer J. Brunowski, German astronomer Johannes Kepler was notified and thereafter an extensive study of the star was made by him until 1606. By October 15, after it had brightened to the luminosity of Venus, it was compared to the color of Jupiter or white by the Italian physician and by astronomer David Fabricus. However, all other surviving observations insist the color did not change but remained orange. Eastern astronomers, including those of Korea, also maintained the supernova was red or orange throughout its entire duration as a naked eye object, only turning to yellow when it weakened significantly in magnitude towards the end. It remained viewable to the naked eye for about a year, although some authorities claim it did not fade away until March 1606. It has been determined recently that a young white dwarf star had accreted too much material from a companion Red Giant star causing it to explode.
If history repeats itself in October 2017, humanity in the northern hemisphere will witness yet another extremely bright red or orange supernova. One could extrapolate further that this could instead be Planet X which was compared to a red star rising in the east by some of the ancients in Chinese prophecy. Then again it could be the biblical Wormwood which appears in the Book of Revelation. However, before going that far astray into prophecy, we should at this time anticipate nothing more than a very bright red or orange supernova ... or nothing at all. This is, after all, a window of opportunity presented by an event that by October 2017 will be 413 years in the past. The only reason it may have a chance of happening again in this decade is because the times we are currently living in are so apparently apocalyptic in nature. If the current trend towards global economic collapse, global war, global terrorism, and increasingly extreme weather and geological events subsides, then one might expect nothing like this to occur in 2017 at all.
In January 2011 astronomers began circulating reports to the news media that the red supergiant star Betelgeuse in the constellation Orion was nearing the end of it life cycle and might explode into a supernova at any time. Since then, "at any time" seems to have changed to "tomorrow or a million years from now." There is an important Swiss prophecy that foretells of a time when Betelgeuse will become one of our planet's sources of light when a future "nebula of the Greater Bear" causes great darkness on Earth:
Johann Friede, Austrian monk (1204-1257) ~
"When the great time will come, in which mankind will face its last, hard trial, it will be foreshadowed by striking changes in nature; the alteration between cold and heat will become more intensive, storms will have more catastrophic effects, earthquakes will destroy greater regions and the seas will overflow many lowlands. Not all of it will be the result of natural causes, but man will penetrate into the bowels of the earth and will reach into the clouds, gambling with its own existence. Before the powers of destruction will succeed in their design, the universe will be thrown into disorder, and the age of iron will plunge into nothingness. When the nights will be filled with more intensive cold and the day with heat, a new life will begin in nature. The heat means radiation from the earth, the cold the waning light of the sun. Only a few more years and you will become aware that sunlight has become perceptibly weaker. When even your artificial light will cease to give service, the great event of the firmament will be near.
"The nebula of the Greater Bear will arrive in the vicinity of earth... and will fill the space of five hundred suns at the horizon. It will more and more cover up the light of the sun until the days will be like nights at full moon. The illumination will not come from the moon, but from Orion, which constellation, by the light of Jupiter, will send forth its rays on the Greater Bear and will dissolve its nebula with the force of light.
"By this time mankind will be stricken with terror. Birds will be like reptiles and will not use their wings. Animals of the ground, in fear and alarm, will raise such a clamor that it will make human hearts tremble. Men will flee their abodes in order not to see the weird occurrence. Finally, complete darkness will set in and last for three days and three nights.
"During this time, men, deprived of the power of light, will fall into a slumber-like sleep from which many will not awaken, especially those who have no spark of spiritual life. When the sun will again rise and emerge, earth will be covered with a blanket of ashes like snow in winter, except that the ashes will have the color of sulfur. Damp fog will ascend from the ground, illuminated by igneous gases.
"Of mankind there will be more dead than there have been casualties in all wars. In the abodes of the children of light, the Book of Revelations will be read, and in the palaces of the Church they will await the arrival of the great comet. On the seventh day after the return of light, earth will have absorbed the ashes and formed such a fertility as has not been experienced ever before. But Orion will cast its ray on the earth and show a path toward the last resting place of the greatest and most eminent man who had ever lived on the earth. The survivors will proclaim his ancient doctrine in peace and will institute the millennium, announced by the Messiah in the light of true brotherly and sisterly love for the glory of the Creator and for the blessedness of all mankind."
The only other bright naked-eye supernova since SN 1604 was SN 1987A which first appeared as a faint object in February 1987 but became viewable at magnitude +2.9 in May 1987, but only in the southern hemisphere. It was blue in color, giving rise to some speculation that it may have been the "Blue Star Kachina" prophesied by the Hopi Indians. This is doubtful, however, as the prophecy was likely intended for North America and, thus, the northern hemisphere which includes Central America and the Caribbean (the Hopi live and lived in the region currently comprising the US states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado). Also, it was not as bright as Kepler's supernova and to be such a subject of an apocalyptic prophetic vision one would think that it would have to at least approach the magnitude of SN 1604 if not exceed it. The base 7 anniversary for SN 1987A is this year (May 2015). Nothing has occurred in the heavens to match or exceed it as of yet, if anything does.
If there is a bright blue supernova this year, the Hopi Blue Star, then it is much more likely that a red one will occur in 2017. Then again, if there is no blue supernova this year, then 2017 may be the year for it to appear: a blue supernova rather than a red or orange one.
If Johann Friede is correct, the blue supernova will occur in the constellation Ursa Majoris ("the Great Bear") and will create a nebula that will drift through space and encircle the Earth, blocking out sunlight and moonlight, but not the light of the planet Jupiter and the constellation Orion. It is possible Orion will supply the much-needed light due to its red star Betelgeuse exploding into a supernova. There are also theories about the possibility of the atmosphere of Jupiter being ignited to create a temporary second sun. That could be accomplished by scientists.
Of course if IK Pegasi A, discussed in the caption under the large image above, turns out to be the exploding star ... at a mere 150 light years from earth ... one can throw Friede's prophecy out the window for the time being because all hell would break loose.
In closing, there have been two very weak naked eye novas or supernovas in August 1885 (SN 1885A, northern hemisphere) and December 2013 (Nova Cen 2013, southern hemisphere), but at magnitude +6 and +5.5 respectively neither would have been easy to see without binoculars save in the darkest possible sky. August 1885 rolls around again as a base 7 anniversary in August 2018, and 2013 in December 2020. But it is unlikely that either of these dim naked eye objects will be precedents for anything other in the future than more weak, barely seen exploding stars.
COMMENTS (1/18/20): The fading of the star is the most protracted one in centuries and there has also been a "gravitational wave burst" near the star, which may be indicating a possible rift that would precede a massive explosion. If it does go supernova we will be embarking on a very strange year to say the least.
After a mysterious four-month fading streak, the star known as Betelgeuse could be on its way to regaining its shine. Easily recognizable as the right 'shoulder' in the constellation Orion, Betelgeuse is normally one of the ten brightest stars in the night sky.
Rumors of Betelgeuse's impending death have been greatly exaggerated. The red supergiant star appears to be in no danger of imminently exploding, even though a recent, dramatic dip in brightness hinted that it could be on its last legs. The latest observations reveal instead that the star is starting to regain its former light.
Near the end of 2019, astronomers watching the red giant Betelgeuse noted how much the star had dimmed, continuing to steadily fade for months. It's a variable star, and it's known to get dimmer and brighter, but the big surprise is that it's still continuing to dim, recently passing magnitude 1.56 and still getting dimmer.
Using ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have captured the unprecedented dimming of Betelgeuse, a red supergiant star in the constellation of Orion. The stunning new images of the star's surface show not only the fading red supergiant but also how its apparent shape is changing. Betelg
Spectacular new images taken using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Cerro Paranal in Chile, published today, reveal that red supergiant star Betelgeuse isn't just dimming, but could also be changing shape. The star in the constellation of Orion has been visibly dimming since late 2019, and now stands at just 36% of its normal brightness.
Astronomers around the world have their eyes fixed on one supergiant star at the moment, Betelgeuse. This star is acting really strange and could very well explode into a glorious supernova. It wasn't too long ago that I reported on Betelgeuse , and how astronomers are witnessing the supergiant star pulsating and dimming.
Supergiant star Betelgeuse has been getting dimmer at an unprecedented pace over the past few months, leading some astronomers to wonder if it might be in the process of the collapse that precedes a supernova explosion. But there are other possible explanations, and we should have a better idea of what's happening to the massive star by the end of the month.
Betelgeuse is a gigantic red supergiant star that was the 10th brightest star in the sky as recently as 2019. But over the past few months it has dimmed so dramatically it's now ranked 24th, and it has astronomers wondering if it might be ready to burst in a spectacular supernova explosion.
With Orion's famous star Betelgeuse still looking weirdly dim, much is being made of the possibility that it could explode into a supernova. What would that look like? What would it do to us? Let's review supernovae that have actually happened in our Milky Way galaxy. It's a very exciting subject.
Betelgeuse keeps getting dimmer and everyone is wondering what exactly that means. The star will go supernova at the end of its life, but that's not projected to happen for tens of thousands of years or so. So what's causing the dimming?
A star named Betelgeuse has been making headlines of late, as the normally bright celestial object has dimmed considerably for reasons still unknown to astronomers. The US-based Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) has detected a gravitational wave coming from the direction of one of the largest stars visible in the night sky to the naked eye, Betelgeuse, adding another intriguing detail to the mystery currently engulfing this red supergiant located in the constellation of Orion.
Betelgeuse keeps getting dimmer and everyone is wondering what exactly that means. The star will go supernova at the end of its life, but that's not projected to happen for tens of thousands of years or so. So what's causing the dimming? Villanova University astronomers Edward Guinan and Richard Wasatonic were the first to report Betelgeuse's recent dimming.
First it was the strange dimming of Betelgeuse. Now it's a gravitational wave that once again has astronomers scratching their heads over this enigmatic star found in the constellation Orion. Betelgeuse has been grabbing a few headlines lately, as the normally bright star dimmed to its lowest point ever recorded - and astronomers don't exactly know why.
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory ( LIGO) and Virgo detectors recorded a "burst" of gravitational waves this week, from an area of sky near the red supergiant Betelgeuse. This unanticipated burst has been dubbed, for now, S200114f.
January 14, 2020 by Daniel Brown, The Conversation Every season has its characteristic star constellations in the night sky. Orion-one of the most recognizable-is distinctly visible on crisp, clear winter nights in the northern hemisphere. The constellation is easy to spot even in light-polluted cities, with its bright stars representing the shape of a person.
The constellation Orion is one of the most recognizable patterns in the night sky, visible around the world. But if you've looked at Orion recently and thought something seemed off, you're not wrong: The giant red star Betelgeuse, which marks the hunter's right shoulder, is the dimmest it's been in almost a century.