Indeed, there is a lot going on above our heads at the moment.
Let’s take a look at the latest news across the web.
Huge Comet Making a Headlong Plunge in the Solar Corona.
On December 9, 2015, a huge comet disintegrated in the Solar Corona as seen by the SOHO solar spacecraft. Some reports describe this comet as 10 up to 50 meters small fragment. This is not just 50 meters in size but a very big comet that we were not aware that existed in our neighborhood. In the video you can clearly see this large space visitor making a headlong plunge in the solar corona. This comet must be over 500 m in size.
Mega asteroid so BIG ‘it could trigger earthquakes and volcanoes on Earth is set to skim past us on Christmas Eve.
The 1.5-miles wide mega space rock known as 2003 SD220 is on a NASA list of “high priority” asteroids for close observation because of the potential threat to the planet.
A smaller group of six, also including 2003 SD220, are also considered potentially hazardous to Earth due to their sizes and orbits.
A team made up of NASA and staff from the Arecibo observatory in Peurto Rico are preparing to carry out specialist radar observations of 2003 SD220 as it nears us from mid December. A NASA report seen by Express.co.uk explained the importance of carrying out radar observations on the celestial object. Read More.
Christmas full moon to arrive for 1st time since 1977.
This year, when you look up at the sky on Christmas morning, you’ll get a Christmas treat that no one has had since the year the original Star Wars movie was released — a full moon. The next Christmas full moon is isn’t expected until 3:54 a.m. ET in 2034, according to the U.S. Navy Astronomical Applications Department’s moon phases predictor. Read More.
Comet Catalina on Christmas too.
Not only will there be a full moon to enjoy, there will be a comet visible with binoculars. Comet Catalina will be visible in the early morning hours in the eastern sky.
If you have a strong enough telescope you may get to see “two tails.” Brian Ottum, owner of a telescope in New Mexico, says comet Catalina has two tails. One tail is from the sun blasting the vapor back and the other tail from dust trailing behind the comet’s movement. Read More.
Geminid Meteor shower.
The Geminid meteor shower will be in full swing the nights of Dec. 13 and Dec. 14, and experts are saying it’s going to be the best meteor shower of 2015. Earth is entering a stream of gravelly debris from “rock comet” 3200 Phaethon, source of annual Geminid meteor shower.
Forecasters expect peak rates to occur on Dec. 13-14, when dark-sky observers in both hemispheres could see as many as 120 meteors per hour. Observing conditions will be nearly ideal because the shower peaks just a few days after the New Moon. Read More.
And if that is not yet enough, it seems a large object has entered our solar system.
Image left: Large unknown object (labelled U) as seen by ALMO. Credit: R. Liseau, et al.
Astronomers using data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) a powerful telescope located in the high desert of Chile have found a distant object in the direction of Alpha Centauri. The object appears to be in the outer region of our solar system.
Whether dwarf planet, super-Earth, a small star or even Planet X, it seems clear that something is lurking on the outer edge of our solar system.
And the latest news on this subject, last Tuesday, a group of astronomers said they’d found not just one such presence, but two of them. Read More.
OK, so far the news on celestial bodies, astronomical objects.
But what about the advanced extraterrestrial civilizations in our galaxy?
Well, according to Bulgaria-born Baba Vanga, was born Vangelia Pandeva Dimitrova, who died in 1996 aged 85 and known as “Nostradamus from the Balkans” thanks to a purported 85 percent success rate, predicted that in 2130 with the help of the aliens, civilisations will live underwater.
Baba Vanga led an ordinary life up until the age of 12, when she mysteriously lost her eyesight during a massive storm. She was flung into the air and then dashed to the ground by a powerful gust of wind. Vanga later stated that she had experienced her first vision during the days she was missing and believed she had been instilled with the ability to heal people and predict the future.
So, if Baba’s prediction for 2130 comes true, there is a possibility the aliens have already made contact with us in the years before 2130.
But before we arrive in 2130, according to Baba Vanga’s predictions, a lot of things are going to happen in space and on earth between 2016 and 2130.
2023: The Earth’s orbit will change.
2028: Mankind will fly to Venus, in hope of finding new sources of energy.
2033: World water levels will rise as the polar ice caps melt.
2084: Nature is reborn.
2100: Man-made sun illuminates the dark side of the planet.
Yet her predictions for 2016, 2025, 2043, 2066 and 2076 which I only can describe as the rise and fall of Gog and Magog.