The phenomenon, which occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, began in the capital city of Seoul at 9:34 a.m., moving south over the central city of Daejeon and the southern port city of Busan.
The eclipse on Wednesday was the longest of this century, as it lasted over two hours and 40 minutes.
While a total solar eclipse could be seen in some other Asian countries such as India, Nepal, Bangladesh, China and Japan, South Korea witnessed only a partial eclipse, although it was the largest since 1948.
An annular eclipse took place on May 21, 1948. During an annular eclipse, the sun appears as a very bright ring, or annulus, around the outline of the moon. The last total solar eclipse visible above the peninsula occurred on August 19, 1887.
Skywatchers from Seoul to as far as the country’s southernmost resort island of Jeju witnessed the rare sight, which astronomers do not expect will reoccur on the Korean Peninsula until 2035. [source: Yonhap News Eng]
Longest solar eclipse in China since 1814 Thousands of eclipse-watchers from all over the world gathered at some of China’s most well-known sites to watch the longest solar eclipse to be seen in China since 1814. In Sichuan province, a local airline even chartered flights for passengers to follow the sun. In Zhejiang in China’s east, regarded by Chinese astronomers as the best spot in the country to watch the event, thousands gathered and burst crackers. [source: The Hindu:Online edition of India's National Newspaper] (careful now,I’m not turning mystic! lol)
Why bother with such a report? At first honestly I didn’t pay much attention to this story. There’s obviously many news items breaking forth constantly through the day, enough to keep one busy, or distracted, whichever way you look at it. So, although this story isn’t breaking something drew me back to it. I did catch a 30 second video on it on CNN. I didn’t realize at first that this Solar Eclipse was so long in duration or spread out across such a wide area. I’m no ‘scientist’ (flash back of GWB, “I’m no economist” got that right!) but I do know a lil about my bible and with ALL these BIRTH PANGS maybe a Solar Eclipse that hasn’t been seen since 1814 could be a big deal! Maybe?
25 “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; 26 men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.”
Then there was this…
“Maaku mai!” they shout, holding up their rusty sickles. “There is no water!”
The Euphrates is drying up. Strangled by the water policies of Iraq’s neighbors, Turkey and Syria; a two-year drought; and years of misuse by Iraq and its farmers, the river is significantly smaller than it was just a few years ago. Some officials worry that it could soon be half of what it is now.
The shrinking of the Euphrates, a river so crucial to the birth of civilization that the Book of Revelation prophesied its drying up as a sign of the end times, has decimated farms along its banks, has left fishermen impoverished and has depleted riverside towns as farmers flee to the cities looking for work. [source: NYT online Heading is linked]
Sixth Bowl: Euphrates Dried Up Rev.16
12 Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the
way of the kings from the east might be prepared. 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs coming out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
15 “Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.”
16 And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon.
So maybe there are signs taking place all over but we are too ‘busy’ to see them? If you’re not saved by the blood of the Lamb, if you have not yet been confronted by a Holy and Righteous God who has given His perfect Law, and Perfect Atonement for your sin that breaks the Law, then most likely you ‘can’t’ see the signs. So, Seek First the Kingdom of God, Seek God, Seek Him in His word. He will reveal Himself to those who seek Him. Repent and Believe. May the Lord God of Israel bless you and keep you, dear brethren of the faith, my our Savior Jesus Christ Messiah, come quickly!
Then there’s this….
Obama, once again alludes to the “Stars being Aligned.” This man is messing with some serious Occultic stuff, of which I don’t know the half of nor do I want to spend the time researching Astrology,Mediums, and Occult practices of which he sounds like he’s into. At this point it’s safe to say Barack Hussein Obama is the most Radically Anti-American,Anti-Christian President Ever ‘elected’ to the office…
Obama – ‘stars are aligned’ for healthcare reform
WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that the “stars are aligned” to pass healthcare reform legislation and Congress should take advantage of that opportunity.
Obama told reporters at a televised White House news conference that he supports creating a special commission of doctors and experts to come up with ways on how to reduce healthcare costs. (Writing by Tom Doggett) –Source: Reuters
He’s been watching the Stars for some time, Here’s BHO (Barack Hussein Obama) in June 2009…arg Pelosi’s there too!