NOTE: Way too many embedded news reports on the 2020 Predictions page, especially under the COVID-19 topic. It has become nearly impossible to delete the embedded material ... taking six minutes or more just to delete ONE news article before page fully loads again. And after three deletions, if I manage to get that many done, the page freezes and the browser crashes. As a viewer the page loads okay, although it takes a while. But as a web author it is nearly impossible for me to do updates anymore on that page. Terribly slow loading and it really needs a lot of embedded articles deleted to speed up page loading ... and that no longer can be done.
So I am doing the page over, with only a small number of embedded news under COVID-19. I wasn't able to predict it in time anyway before it was already being reported on. Technically it is a base 7 alert comparing its timing with Asian Flu in 1957-58 and not a prediction. Not worth putting so much news on it.
When I am finished this will be the 2020 Predictions page and the original will be deleted.
The Next Tunguska Event or Chelyabinsk: As Powerful or Catastrophic in Comparison?
The distance from 1908 to 2013 was considerable: 105 years. Yet it seems doubtful the next similar event will be another century away. It seems that close encounters with PHAs (Potentially Hazardous Asteroids) has increased since the start of the new millennium, and while every seven years seems perhaps too short a distance, it may be one we need to watch. Also, in the late 70's and 80's we saw a strange but different event happen in Russia and the United States seven years apart: a nuclear power plant disaster in each (1979, 1986). Also the US pace station Skylab fell to earth in 1979 and was followed by the Russian Mir 22 years later in 2001 (almost happened in 2000, making it a 21 year event). Thus, it is possible that in 2020 the US will experience its own Chelyabinsk event unless it happens again in Russia or elsewhere.
Most likely this will occur as a shock out of the blue and without any anticipation. Then again, it may be preceded by angst created by news reports indicating a probable impact, instead to manifest itself as an atmospheric explosion similar to Chelyabinsk. The event may also signal the pending death of Pope Francis later in the year if he visits Iraq.
One other worry we can not ever rule out: the next Tunguska or Chelyabinsk could well be the Warning of two stars crashing given at Garabandal in 1963 and also prophesied by Nostradamus in 1555:
After the collision of two great stars which will occur between April and March:
Oh, what a loss, but two great good influences by land and sea will help on all sides.
THE YUSHU METEOR OR QINGHAI EVENT
A suspected low-flying meteor has lit up the sky in northwestern China's Yushu City on December 23. Video from the event in the city in China’s Qinghai Province showed a bright fireball streaking across and lighting the dark sky.
A giant fireball was spotted flashing across the sky and crashing into northwestern China’s Yushu City on Wednesday, leaving residents stunned. Videos of the event which have gone viral showed a bright fireball streaking across and lighting the dark sky.
Have you heard about a giant meteor fireball shooting towards Earth with bright light and glowing brightly in the sky? Believe it or not, this cosmic event occurred in Yushu City, which is situated in the north western region of China. A giant meteor fireball was spotted flashing across the sky and finally crashing on the ground on Wednesday.
Spectacular fireball explodes over China's Yushu City, the largest fireball event since December 2018
A spectacular fireball exploded over northwestern China's Yushu City, Qinghai Province at around 23:23 UTC on December 22, 2020 (07:23 LT, December 23). The event lasted up to 20 seconds. Many locals reported hearing a series of loud bangs.
A giant fireball has been spotted flashing across the sky and crashing into a county in southern China. Footage taken by stunned locals shows an unidentified object exploding into a blazing sphere as it plunges at a fast speed towards the earth. It is not immediately clear what the ball of fire is, but local media are suggesting the possibility of a very bright meteor.
The flash of light seen by many in South Florida Monday night was likely a chunk of an asteroid known as 2021 GW4. According to CBS12 News meteorologist Zach Covey, the asteroid was scheduled to make an "extremely close approach" of just 16,000 miles.
A small space rock about the size of a car or truck made a slightly intrusive but not very intimidating flyby on Monday. Asteroid 2021 GW4 came within 12,324 miles (19,833 kilometers) of the surface of Earth at its closest point of approach Monday morning Pacific time, according to Harvard astronomer Jonathan McDowell.
An asteroid has raced by the Earth at a distance of just 16,700 miles only four days after it was discovered. The asteroid, known as 2021 GW4, was travelling at 18,700 miles per hour when it passed our planet—nine times faster than a rifle bullet. At its closest point, 2021 GW4 passed by us at just 7 percent of the distance between the Earth and the Moon.
A brilliant fireball streaked across Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, leaving witnesses in awe as the meteor turned the night sky into a day. Authorities and experts said they will provide more information after the analysis.
After the God of destruction, asteroid Apophis, and the largest asteroid in the year 2021, NASA has detected another asteroid heading towards the Earth with a much faster pace than the previous ones.
Yet another speedy rock is expected to skirt past our planet this May, but aside from all other potentially hazardous asteroids that fly by Earth on a daily basis, this object is particularly noticeable for its size.
Despite pandemic disruption, astronomers detected thousands of previously unknown near-Earth asteroids last year. A 340-metre-wide space rock named Apophis whizzed safely past Earth on 6 March. The next time it returns, in 2029, won’t be so uneventful.
BASE 7 ALERT: Wuhan Coronavirus Pandemic: The Asian Flu Revisited
New diseases used as weapons will cause 25 million people to die.
Before long all will be set in order, we will expect a very sinister century, the state of the masked
and solitary ones much changed, few will be found who want to be in their place.
The current Coronavirus pandemic that broke out at the start of 2020 may be a more deadly mathematical repeat of the 1957-58 Asian Flu, one of three deadly 20th Century flues which included the 1918 Pandemic that killed millions worldwide. It is important to cover this as a prediction still because what is not yet known is the course it will run.
That is where this alert takes on importance:
This Asian-born pandemic may mutate over the summer and become especially virulent and even more deadly in the autumn and cause the most deaths between December 2020 and March 2021, but only if it follows the same path as The Asian Flu.
It means we may have to contend with this disease for at least another year and that it will get much worse than it is now, if that can be believed.
To healthy people who have been hoarding various goods and seeking a test to confirm a negative result for coronavirus, hoping then to wait it out: WHAT GOOD IS BEING TESTED NEGATIVE NOW THEN RACING BACK TO YOUR WELL-STOCKED HOME GOING TO DO YOU? YOU CAN'T HIDE IN YOUR HOMES FOR A YEAR AND A HALF!! I DON'T BELIEVE THIS VIRUS IS GOING AWAY IN THREE WEEKS!
We also still must contend with what could be a second plague beginning late this year or early in 2021: an Ebola Pandemic.
Prediction: Coronavirus may only be the first of several deadly pandemics to come over the next several years. In 2021 exists the danger of an especially horrific outbreak of EBOLA actually becoming a pandemic, much worse than anything imaginable in 2014. Nostradamus specifically warns us of this "African pestilence" being brought to Europe and other countries in ships. Perhaps cruise ships like the recent Diamond Princess. Perhaps infected refugees seeking asylum by sea. We must evaluate what prophecy says.
Nostradamus, Quatrain 2.65 ~
The park inclined, great calamity,
Throughout America and Italy it will be:
The fire in the ship, pestilence and captivity, Mercury in Sagittarius, Saturn warning.
Could it be that Francis will no longer be pope later this year or early next?
It is indeed possible that these diseases were created in laboratories for biological warfare! It is also possible they can be transmitted from space to our planet via a weapons satellite or a germ warfare space station.
The South African variant of the coronavirus is notably more adept at “breaking through” the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine than other variants are, Israeli scientists have found, in a first-of-its-kind real-world study. Israel has used the Pfizer vaccine almost exclusively to vaccinate millions of citizens, with a version by Moderna, based on similar innovative mRNA technology, used minimally.
Washington (CNN)Nearly 40% of US Marines are declining Covid-19 vaccinations, according to data provided to CNN on Friday by the service, the first branch to disclose service-wide numbers on acceptance and declination. As of Thursday, approximately 75,500 Marines have received vaccines, including fully vaccinated and partially vaccinated service men and women. About 48,000 Marines have chosen not to receive vaccines, for a declination rate of 38.9%.
The reinfecting Brazil variant of coronavirus is now the second most prevalent strain of the virus in the U.S. The variant, known as P1, now accounts for at least 434 cases of COVID-19 in America, second only to the now-dominant UK variant, which accounts for 19,554 COVID-19 cases, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data.
Ambulances filled with breathless patients lined up in Brazil as nations around the world set new records Thursday for COVID-19 deaths and new coronavirus infections. The disease surged even in some countries that have kept the virus in check.
(CNN) The coronavirus variant first identified in the United Kingdom is now the most common strain of coronavirus in the United States, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Wednesday. "Based on our most recent estimates from CDC surveillance, the B.1.1.7 variant is now the most common lineage circulating in the United States," Walensky said at the White House COVID-19 Response Team briefing.
Hospitals are seeing more and more younger adults in their 30s and 40s admitted with severe cases of Covid-19, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Wednesday.
Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious diseases expert, on Tuesday said he is confident the mass vaccination effort underway in the United States will prevent another "explosion" of coronavirus cases and a fourth deadly wave of the pandemic.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- At the same time Americans' satisfaction with the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine has surged, their concerns about getting the virus and about the availability of coronavirus tests and hospital services/treatment have fallen to record lows.
BOSTON — The number of people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is now nearing 1.5 million in Massachusetts, but even as that figure grows so are fears that the state is not moving fast enough. About 1 million people in the state are now in line to get vaccinated, but experts fear that may not be enough to prevent a fourth surge of COVID-19.
Dr. Fauci, Tear Off These Masks: If the epidemic continues on its current course, it will be safe to uncover your face by Memorial Day
When will it be safe to shop at a grocery store or show up at the office without wearing a mask? Sooner than most experts are willing to admit. If the coronavirus epidemic in the U.S. continues on its current trajectory, the need for masks outside particular local outbreak areas will pass in a matter of weeks.
The United States reaped the fruits Friday of its vaccination campaign against Covid-19 as it became the first nation to reach 100 million people, but Europe's rollout faced fresh impediments and South America tightened restrictions in the face of Brazil's soaring infections.
The U.S. moved closer Thursday toward vaccinating 100 million Americans in a race against an uptick in COVID-19 cases that is fueling fears of another nationwide surge just as the major league baseball season starts and thousands of fans return to stadiums.
HELL ON EARTH Brazil’s 300,000 Covid deaths called ‘GENOCIDE’ as chilling pics show bodies stacked up in mass burials
BRAZIL's soaring Covid death toll has been slammed as "genocide" as chilling pictures show scores of gravediggers working through the night to bury thousands of victims. The number of Covid deaths in the Latin American country hit 300,000 on Wednesday amid an "unstoppable" mutant outbreak which is killing at least 100 people an hour.
Over two weeks after Texas eased Covid-19 restrictions, the state has so far not witnessed a surge in new cases: Reported infections continue to decline statewide but have recently shown signs of leveling.
New cases of Covid-19 are once again on the rise across more than half of the United States as officials race to vaccinate additional people before highly contagious variants become prevalent in the country.
COVID CHAOS Paris plunged into Covid lockdown from midnight for a month as country is gripped by third wave & EU vaccine shambles
PARIS will be plunged into a four-week lockdown from midnight tomorrow as a third wave of Covid hits France's capital. The country's prime minister Jean Castex announced a month-long lockdown tonight for 16 regions in France as the EU vaccine shambles continues.
The U.S. could still see another coronavirus surge — even as vaccinations against Covid-19 rapidly rise across the nation — as states relax restrictions and more Americans travel for spring break, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Monday.
The European Union’s fight against Covid-19 is stuck in midwinter, even as spring and vaccinations spur hope of improvement in the U.S. and U.K. Contagion is rising again in much of the EU, despite months of restrictions on daily life, as more-virulent virus strains outpace vaccinations. A mood of gloom and frustration is settling ...
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas is lifting its mask mandate, Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday, making it the largest state to no longer require one of the most effective ways to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The announcement in Texas, where the virus has killed more than 43,000 people, rattled doctors and big city leaders who said they are now bracing for another deadly resurgence.
MISSION, Kan. (AP) — With the U.S. vaccination drive picking up speed and a third formula on the way, states eager to reopen for business are easing coronavirus restrictions despite warnings from health experts that the outbreak is far from over and that moving too quickly could prolong the misery.
A coronavirus variant that probably emerged in May and surged to become the dominant strain in California not only spreads more readily than its predecessors but also evades antibodies generated by COVID-19 vaccines or prior infection and is associated with severe illness and death, researchers said.
NATO Forces Move Into Central and Eastern Europe AND the Middle East
It was my opinion on January 11, 2013, that NATO would enter the Syrian Civil War in March 2013 if chemical weapons were used by Assad. I projected the first use would occur in March 2013. First reports that chemicals were used came as predicted on March 19 after 25 people died and more than 110 others were injured in the town of Khan al-Asal in Aleppo. Sarin was the suspected agent. Assad blamed rebels for the chemical rocket attacks. The claim of chemical weapons being used could not be confirmed. Five months later, on August 21, 2013, 1,300 Syrian civilians died from sarin nerve gas outside of Damascus; another 3,600 fell seriously ill. NATO debated. The United Nations debated. The US debated. However, a NATO or even a US retaliation or air war failed to materialize. One of the greatest blunders of the Obama presidency was his unwillingness to act or rally support from NATO allies to end the conflict in the same manner as Bill Clinton mobilized NATO to end the war in Kosovo in 1999. US retaliation against Syria came late, not until the US missile strike on Shayrat Airbase on April 7, 2017. At that time, under President Donald Trump, the US officially entered the war in Syria.
So we once again find ourselves wondering if NATO will be rallied to enter the escalating hostilities in the Middle East being fueled by Iran on two fronts: one against Saudi Arabia and the United States in the Persian Gulf and Iraq and the other against Israel, with air attacks against the Jewish state being conducted by Iranian troops and proxies in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon. It would require a dangerous escalation of conflicts with Iran in the region to bring about a NATO intervention. This almost occurred in early January when Trump ordered a missile strike against Iranian positions in Iraq, killing Qassem Soleimani the Head of Iran’s Elite Military Force. Iran retaliated five days later with missile attacks at US bases in Iraq. The crisis appeared that it would escalate into full-scale war, but Iran and the US both stepped down from further actions.
Almost anything could renew such tensions once again as air attacks happen on a fairly regular basis with Israel and in Iran's proxy war with Saudi Arabia in Yemen. Greece is already involved as it is arming Saudi Arabia with US Patriot missiles to be used against Iran. Iran has threatened Athens over this deployment. An unexpected development could occur as well: a few weeks ago Russian and US forces faced off when Russia attempted to capture a key Syrian oil field. Thus, we could see a US-Russian war suddenly materialize in the Middle East, pulling various countries in as allies on either side. That would almost assuredly pull in the NATO alliance. So might an all-out Arab-Israeli war the likes not seen since October 1973.
Why would NATO go to war in Eastern Europe this year? It is possible that Russia will invade another Eastern European country like it did Ukraine in 2014. Any nation that is restive with mass protests or revolution are possible targets. Currently, Serbia is one of these as protests in that country have been ongoing almost perpetually since 2017.
But if base 7 trends regarding the second war in Chechnya (1999-2000) hold true, Russia will wage a larger war with a country it has already invaded and waged war in in recent years. That could either be Georgia or Ukraine. Georgia is not on the current timeline, but will be in 2022. Ukraine, however, is, although 2021 would appear to be the actual year. But a repeat of the February 2014 invasion could certainly happen six to eight months early in 2020.
The overall target dating for NATO war in Europe is very soon: March 2020. But for the Middle East it is only a month later: April 2020.
If the current period of historical correction continues, these events may be stalled until May/June 2022.
Sinéad O'Connor: Unspecified Danger
Flood everything, to the Razée (Shaven Female) loss, theft of the wall, death, of all goods abundance:
Escape by mantle uncovered, new & old will be turned luck.
Base 7 dating: March 2020. This is NOW!
I can't specify what the danger is, but this is the base 7 anniversary of the attempted suicide of Sinéad O'Connor ... the most famous shaven-headed pop singer of all time. It was March 1999, a drug overdose. 21 years later and she has not only made great strides resurrecting her career, but is on TIME Magazine's cover for the 100 most influential women of the last century ... a major honor. I have always felt Nostradamus was writing about her, as Razée is spelled with a capital "R" (rendering "Shaven Female" or "Shaven Lady").
What is more he says she is wearing a "mantle" ... that is pretty close from his 16th Century perspective for the hijab which Sinéad has worn since converting to Islam. Who escapes is unclear, but if it is Sinéad she does so by removing the hijab to escape detection.
The danger appears to be linked to some natural disaster, a flood, which seems unlikely right now, but not later this spring. However there are ominous words included: "theft" (indicating another person is involved in whatever it is) and "death." Furthermore, who escapes and who dies is unclear. Thus, it does not appear to be suicide that threatens Sinéad, but murder ... and the murderer a thief.
It is not the first time a female star has been threatened or murdered by a thief: it happened 14 years ago when a thief named Diego Pillco murdered Indie film actress and director Adrienne Shelly. During a bungled burglary in her working studio apartment at Greenwich Village he was caught and confronted by the actress. During the ensuing argument, Pillco knocked her out, dragged her unconscious into the bathroom, and hanged her from a shower rod, making it appear to be a suicide. For a week that is what the media reported her death as being until police discovered sneaker prints in the bathtub.
Perhaps though this time around it is the bungling thief who is killed ... it is hard to say as the wording is, as often, cryptic.
There are two other base 7 anniversaries to beware: November 2036 and August 2038.
The Nothing Compares 2U singer sparked worries over her mental health and safety, after she expressed suicidal thoughts in a tweet shared on Sunday. The 53-year-old has since returned to Twitter, saying that she ‘lost the plot’.
Sinéad O'Connor will enter a year-long treatment program for trauma and addiction and has postponed her 2021 shows in order to do so, O'Connor announced.
Sinéad O'Connor has postponed her 2021 tour in order to enter a year-long treatment programme for trauma and addiction. Writing on Twitter, O'Connor said that 2020 had been the culmination of six years of suffering. She had this year become addicted to "a drug other than weed", which she has used for 34 years, after being profoundly affected by the death of "someone beloved".
Troubled singer Sinead O'Connor is taking a break from performing as she goes into a year-long rehabilitation programme. The Irish star, 53, told her fans she had to postpone gigs scheduled for 2021. She added: 'If I take this time to heal, I will be fit for a lifetime of touring.
A fabulous Sinead O'Connor mural in Dublin has gone viral, and it's easy to see why. Ireland's most brilliantly sorrowful singer, coupled with the heartbreaking notion of lamenting the loss of Ireland's most celebrated and (in)famous of pastimes, and the cold, hard fact that - simply put - nothing compares to the pub with yer pals.
Nothing compares to the mural-making talents of Dublin artist Emmalene Blake and we've made no secret of being fans of her previous works. Last week Emmalene showcased this brilliant Back to the Future piece and she's previously paid tribute in Tallaght to the likes of Tia and Tamera and Ariana Grande.
"Seven years before the Last Day the sea shall submerge Ireland in one inundation."
Presage 101 by Nostradamus may be about Sinead and others escaping this apocalyptic deluge.
Thousands Die When Massive Earthquake Devastates Sicily; Many More Missing, Injured, Dead from Tsunami
This will be a total seismic event. Not only will there be a powerful earthquake in April 2020, more powerful than the 7.1 that devastated the island in 1908, but the quake may also trigger a killer tsunami. The death toll could reach well into the thousands, with up to hal a million injured, missing, and homeless.
Role of Mt. Etna
Two moderate earthquakes (the largest magnitude 4.8) occurred in Sicily in December 2018, set off by the rumbling eruption of Mt. Etna. Etna is one of the world's most active volcanoes and erupts a few times a year annually. A major earthquake nearby need not be linked to Etna, however. Mount Etna is one of the volcanoes Edgar Cayce warned would erupt massively prior to a future mega-earthquake in California.
1908 Messina earthquake
The base 7 precedent for this event is the 1908 Messina earthquake (also known as the 1908 Messina and Reggio earthquake) which occurred on December 28 in Sicily and Calabria, southern Italy with a magnitude of 7.1. The cities of Messina and Reggio were almost completely destroyed and between 75,000 and 82,000 lives were lost.
The 17th paroxysmal eruptive episode since February 16 started at Etna volcano, Italy at 23:00 UTC on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 19:11 UTC on March 31 and remains at this level as of 09:32 UTC when the last VONA was issued. 7 people who got lost on the mountain on Wednesday were rescued on Thursday morning.
Two Spectacular Comets For 2020
There is only one precedent for this double event: the spectacular appearance of Comet Arend-Roland in April and May of 1957 and the unexpected arrival of Comet Mrkos in August 1957. There have been no repeats of this phenomenon, not in 1964, 1971, 1978, 1985, 1992, 1999, or 2006. However, in 2013, there was a possibility of two bright comets during the same year: Comet PanSTARRS and Comet ISON, the latter being promoted as a possible "great comet."
PanSTARRS performed very well for southern hemisphere viewers, an extremely bright and dazzling comet if you lived in New Zealand or Australia. However, it did not perform as well as it was expected to in northern skies. Being a wintry March that year in many US states, the skies were often overcast and impossible to view anything. Besides it was only at magnitude +3.5 for those who could see. And when it was supposedly "visible" at +3.5, many would-be comet watchers reportedly just couldn't see it even when they were looking in the right part of the sky. When the comet reached its brightest, +1.0 magnitude rather than the much brighter anticipated -4.0, it was on the horizon and too close to sunset to really make out for most people. So it was something of a fizzle for northern viewers.
So here we are in 2020, seven years later, nothing in the news indicating any surprise comets coming our way, nothing by astronomers expected for the entire year. Still, the event of 1957 is likely to repeat again some day as 2013 almost demonstrated.
So we wait for the unlikely but not impossible this coming year: April 2020 and August 2020, with a conditional vector due to the influence of Comet ISON for the second surprise comet to arrive instead in November or December 2020, remaining visible into January or February 2021.
COMET F3 NEOWISE
May 16, 2020: It will approach to Sun down to 0.3 a.u. on July 3, and it is expected to brighten up to 2.5 mag ... In the Northern Hemisphere, it is not observable now. It will appear in the evening sky at 3-4 mag in mid July (Northern Hemisphere), then it stays observable while getting fainter.
June 11, 2020: Yet another fizzle. Peak magnitude, despite optimistic projects, was never better than 5.2 ... very faint, and that was in the southern hemisphere. Frankly, I'm perplexed. There is a pandemic reminiscent of the 1957-58 Asian Flu raging this year. COVID-19 began being reported before I had a chance to warn we would be repeating the 1957 killer virus. Still, it is a repeat. And one of the other major events of that year was the double, cosmic spectacular of Comet Arend-Roland in April and May of 1957 and the unexpected arrival of Comet Mrkos in August 1957. They didn't fizzle, why did Atlas and Swan? Of course, there is still NEOWISE F3, but trying to get information or reports on it is like yanking teeth ... it's as if the search engines are conspiring to hide it. Or maybe astronomers are afraid it will fizzle too, so they are keeping it under wraps until late June (as it is supposed to blaze in at magnitude 2.5 in early July).
NEOWISE is still in the southern hemisphere, but not for long. Beginning on July 6 and it should enter the northern hemisphere and be seen above the northeastern horizon before dawn. Depending on which source you believe, it should either be holding at magnitude 2 or 3 OR may be as bright as magnitude 0.8. 0.8 is VERY BRIGHT. We will see.
There are also reports that NEOWISE has developed a second tail (like Hale-Bopp did in 1997).
I have not seen it. The weather has been intolerable here with index temp values of 100 F. due to the heat wave. I have no air conditioning and live in an upstairs apartment. Comets have not been a major priority. Besides even on clear days, there's been a lot of cloud activity around dusk and dawn and now the thunderstorms and rains will move in to cool things down. Not good comet-viewing weather. Hopefully in a few days the skies will be clear and I can try to find it at last light. But the media and amateur astronomers, and the public, say it all whether I actually see it or not. One comet down and one to go!
It's actually the brightest comet in 23 years, since Comet Hale-Bopp in 1997, according to NASA. Soon it will be seen in the northwestern sky after sunset, and it will appear to zoom just below the Big Dipper.
To see the comet, start looking about one hour after sunset, when you’ll find it just over the northwest horizon as the last of twilight fades into darkness, according to Sky & Telescope. Look about three fists below the “bowl” of the Big Dipper, which is hanging by its handle high above, and perhaps a little to the right, the website said.
July 24, 2020: Comet NEOWISE is now being classified as a "typical naked-eye comet," but not a "great comet." Its magnitude is between 1 and 2 (but already beginning to fade). Compare that to Hale-Bopp in 1997, which reached magnitude -1. That's nearly THREE magnitudes BRIGHTER, which made it an EASY naked-eye object. You didn't have to search for it, in other words, even in a partially cloudy sky ... IT FOUND YOU. No visible Northern Hemisphere comet has performed like that ever since, including NEOWISE. And some astronomers argue that even Hale-Bopp was not a "great comet" but that the last one was Comet West in 1976 (44 years ago) ... a comet few saw because it got next to no reporting by the news media: a result of the great disappointment a few years earlier when Comet Kohoutek, which had the makings of a "great comet", fizzled.
Comet McNaught of 2007 and Comet Lovejoy of 2011 were both great comets. Unfortunately, they were seen mainly from Earth’s Southern Hemisphere.
When I post predictions for major naked-eye comets, I am writing to the Northern Hemisphere audience, because it is our part of the world that has been getting passed over time and again from seeing naked-eye comets during this century, whether "typical comets" or "great comets." The last "typical comet" I saw in the northern hemisphere with my own eyes, without binoculars, was Comet Holmes in autumn 2007. But I still had to use binoculars to make sure that the faint, fuzzy ball I saw was indeed a comet. The skies were clear, which helped a lot, I was in the outskirts, and light pollution wasn't nearly as bad as it is today. Even though it was only magnitude 3, it was high in the sky near the constellation Perseus. Comets that well-placed are easier to see even if they are faint.
Where I live it has been a largely muggy, rainy mess weather-wise day after day, night after night, with lots of clouds, and on the few clearer, drier days, cloud formations hugging the northwest sky at sunset. I give up ... I'll never see this comet however many millions saw it in other parts of the United States. The only way I'll see one around here is if it is AT LEAST as bright as Hale-Bopp was.
A typical comet!
How bright is Comet NEOWISE? In early July, reports began indicating that Comet NEOWISE has a visual magnitude between 1 and 2. If you know the magnitude scale, where smaller numbers indicate brighter objects, that may sound very bright! However, stars are pinpoints of light, whereas the light of comets is diffuse (spread out). So, for comets, a magnitude of 1 or 2 is fainter than it would be for a star of equal magnitude. The reason is, the comet’s light is distributed over a relatively wide area, instead being concentrated in a single point.
Is Comet NEOWISE a great comet? There’s no strict definition for great comet, but most agree that Hale-Bopp – widely seen by people in 1997 – was one. NEOWISE is nowhere near as bright as Hale-Bopp was. Unlike Hale-Bopp, NEOWISE will never be easily visible to the eye. So it’s not a great comet.
Bright generally means as bright as Venus or brighter. Hale-Bopp was not quite that bright. Some great comets are visible in daylight, but Hale-Bopp was not.
Finally, probably, we have to concede that Hale-Bopp straddles the edge of greatness.
There is certainly a recent trend towards the Southern Hemisphere for great comets. The data reveal that the long-term trend for both the Southern and Northern Hemispheres is a great comet every 25 to 40 years.
But, if you discount Hale-Bopp, then the last great comet for the Northern Hemisphere was Comet West, 44 years ago. Even if you consider Hale-Bopp as great, 23 years have passed.
Comet Swan peaked at magnitude 5.0 in early May 2020 before disintegrating at perihelion in late May. Not sensational, but still visible to the unaided eye for several weeks.
Photo below was taken in Alabama just before sunrise, mid-May.
Every several weeks we have been reading about another comet on the way, Comet Leonard (aka Comet Leonardo), which could fulfill the two major comets prediction, although the better part of a year late (should have appeared in 2020 not 2021). Not much info on it yet, but expectations are it could be bright, although not as bright as NEOWISE.
War in Kashmir
India and Pakistan have fought two major wars on the current timeline: one in December 1971 and the other in May-July 1999 (28, 4 x 7, years apart). The highest casualties that resulted from any of the military confrontations fought between India and Pakistan, including one in 1947 and another in 1965, occurred during the brief 1971 war. As in 1971, it seems likely that Pakistan will launch the opening attack using its air forces, probably in Kashmir and perhaps also in other places. As was the case in 1999, the danger of conflict turning into a mutual nuclear holocaust between both nations is even greater now than in the past.
Ironically, with all eyes on the Middle East, especially Iran, Iraq, Syria, Israel, and Saudi Arabia, threats from North Korea and China, protests continuing in Serbia (since 2017), and fighting continuing in eastern Ukraine (since 2014), it may well be that a back door to World War III will be opened in South-Central Asia, with India and Pakistan fighting a full scale war over Kashmir, one that turns nuclear. In little time China, Afghanistan and North Korea would side with Pakistan and Russia or the US (or both) would side with India. I suppose that is the only good news: most likely Russia and the US would be allies in such a war and not adversaries. But the Chinese and North Korean nuclear arsenals would cause horrific damage to both countries all the same.
If the current period of historical correction continues, this event may be stalled until July 2022.
A Pakistani soldier was killed in border clashes with Indian forces in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir on Thursday, Pakistan’s military has said. The soldier was killed in Satwal sector on the Pakistani side of the Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border that divides Kashmir into two parts controlled by Pakistan and India.
A civilian has been killed and three others wounded by Indian shelling in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, Pakistan’s military has said. A 50-year-old woman died and the other civilians – including a four-year-old child – were wounded in the incidents in the Tatta Pani and Jandrot areas on Tuesday, as tensions remained high between the South Asian neighbours in the disputed region.
Islamabad, Pakistan – Two Pakistani soldiers were killed in an exchange of fire with Indian troops at the heavily militarised Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed mountainous territory of Kashmir, Pakistan’s military said.
Ahead of the sixth phase of the District Development Council elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistani troops Saturday carried out “intense” mortar shelling along the Line of Control in Poonch district’s Balakot.
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan said Wednesday that two of its soldiers had been killed in "intense" military clashes with India in disputed Kashmir. In a late-night statement, military spokesman Major General Babar Iftikhar accused Indian forces of initiating the fighting in violation of a cease-fire on the so-called Line of Control, which splits Kashmir between the two nuclear-armed rival countries.
THE "LINE OF CONTROL" ( Lo C) that wends across the rugged valleys of the former princely state of Jammu & Kashmir is something of a bellwether. It marks the spot Indian and Pakistani forces had reached when they agreed on a ceasefire in their war over Kashmir in 1948.
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN - Pakistan and rival India say fierce military clashes across their frontier in disputed Kashmir have killed at least 13 people and wounded many more on both sides, with each country accusing the other of initiating the fight.
At least 10 civilians and five security personnel have been killed in cross-border shelling between India and Pakistan, in one of this year’s deadliest days along the heavily militarised frontier separating the nuclear-armed rivals, officials said.
Second Korean War Becomes
"Half World War"
The "Great City" of the United States (NYC) will be destroyed by rockets, and the West Coast will be invaded by Asians, but they will be beaten back ... Immediately the revenge comes across the large water. However, the yellow dragon invades Alaska and Canada simultaneously ...
After combat and naval battle, the great Neptune at his highest belfry: The Red adversary
will become pale with fear, placing the great Ocean into terror.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may order an invasion of South Korea and Japan, launching missiles at Seoul and Tokyo. South Korea, Japan, and the US may respond by sending naval and air forces to the region. The US would probably launch a number of SLBMs at North Korea, possibly nuclear-armed ones, destroying Pyongyang and other cities. Because of this, China and possibly Russia would then enter the war as an ally of North Korea. Needless to say, if China enters the war it will also overrun Taiwan and the Spratly islands currently in dispute.
Nostradamus predicts that the "great Ocean" will be placed "into terror" by an enemy associated with the color red ("communism"). If the great Ocean is the Pacific Ocean, then the enemy will come from North Korea or China or both.
Angelique is also a first name similar to Angela and Angelina (possible female president?).
The June 2020 dating may be further altered by my March 2016 prediction of an invasion of South Korea happening by November 2017 that seemingly "failed" but is actually still tardy by 2 years and 2 months (and counting a few months more possibly). In that particular scenario, the precedent was established by the North Korean artillery attack on Yeonpyeong Island in November 2010, seven years earlier. I had accurately predicted the 2010 attack on the island back in November 2008.
Thus, this projected June 2020 event could occur as early as January 2020.
Hopefully this period of base 7 correction will stall such a war until either March or August 2022 ... if it happens at all.
Once again, it being the 70th anniversary of the Korean War this year must not be overlooked, even if nothing (hopefully) should come of it.
North Korea's embassy in Moscow has threatened to use its nation's nuclear weapons against the United States in what they claim would be "a particularly sensational event," a Russian state-owned news agency reports.
June 18 (UPI) -- North Korea's military appeared to be moving to the frontlines near the South as a U.S. reconnaissance plane flew over the peninsula, following days of threats and provocations from Pyongyang.
North Korea has pledged to redeploy troops into demilitarized areas near its border with South Korea, a day after it blew up a liaison office in a provocation that has markedly increased tensions between the two arch-rivals.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un threatened military action against South Korea as she bashed Seoul on Saturday over declining bilateral relations and its inability to stop activists from floating anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border.
Husband and Wife Death: A Murder-Suicide
or an Accident?
This is a different timeline Kennedy appears in, one in which the wife, and possibly other family members, dies with her husband. For major male celebrities, this has only happened twice in recent memory: in 1978 and again in 1999 ... 21 (3 x 7) years apart. The next vector should be July 2020.
The first case involved Hollywood legend Gig Young and his new wife, 31-year-old German magazine editor Kim Schmidt. On October 19, 1978, three weeks after his marriage to Schmidt, the couple were found dead. Police surmised that Young shot his wife and then himself. The murder-suicide was carried out with a Smith & Wesson .38-calibre revolver. Young shot his wife through the head and then shot himself through the roof of his mouth in what appeared to be a suicide pact. After an investigation, police stated Young had acted on the spur of the moment and his actions were not planned. His motive remains unclear.
21 years later famed financier and magazine publisher John F. Kennedy Jr., son of the assassinated US president, was killed on the night of July 16, 1999, along with his wife Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette when his plane inexplicably nosedived into the cold Atlantic waters off the coast of Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts. The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the crash probably happened after Kennedy, who was inexperienced at flying his plane alone at night, became disoriented in haze.
Some conspiracy theorists claim the accident was a murder. One recent Facebook post declared "JFK Jr was declared the frontrunner for the NY Senate seat in 1999. Days later his plane crashed, making Hillary Clinton the newly elected senator." This statement has since been labeled "false" by PolitiFact although the murder conspiracy theory was treated quite seriously in the book JFK JR Murdered: Cover-up & Conspiracy to Kill JFK Jr. by Paul Dawson (2017).
In any event, between the suicide-murder of Gig Young and Kim Schmidt or the plane crash that killed JFK Jr. and his wife and sister-in-law, we have two possible scenarios for July 2020 (or April 2020 if three months earlier than July 1999 since July 1999 was three months earlier than October 1978). Another murder-suicide of a major male celebrity and his wife, one or both who may be an actor or a pop singer. OR a horrific accident of some kind, plane or car crash, that kills a major male celebrity and his wife and possibly other family members or friends.
There is a third possibility: something that is different from the other two. One of course would be an actor and his wife both being murdered by some person or group. Or it might be another suicide pact, but one not using a gun but by some other means such as hanging. There are no clues of any kind who might be in danger: this is a one time repeater of 1978 and 1999 with a likely 2020 repeat. The link is the death of the spouse.
Other male actors (relatively minor male celebrities compared to Gig Young and JFK Jr) who shot themselves on this same timeline: