Bible Prophecy Research
Signs in the Sky Studies
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Date: May, 1998
Alignment of Planets
Moon, 8 planets line up for sky show
December 1, 1997
Web posted at: 8:11 p.m. EST (0111 GMT)
MIAMI (AP) -- "The moon and eight of the planets will be lined up in the sky this
week "like pearls on a string" in a sight that won't be visible again from Earth
for at least another century.
"Beginning Monday night and continuing through December 8, the planets will appear
in the southwestern sky in a line slanting upward from the horizon. From west to east,
Pluto will be followed by Mercury, Mars, Venus, Neptune, Uranus, Jupiter and Saturn, with
a crescent moon alongside.
"He said the planets will be similarly aligned in May 2000, but they will be so
close to the sun that they won't all be visible from Earth. Horkheimer said a computer
analysis showed it will be at least another 100 years before so many planets will be so
close and so visible."
"As twilight falls each evening in early December, look south for the Moon. From
the 1st through the 8th it makes its way past a long diagonal line of planets. On the 1st
the thin waxing crescent stands above and to the right of Mercury, which is almost down on
the horizon (try binoculars). On the 2nd and 3rd the Moon passes faint Mars and brilliant
Venus. By the 4th the Moon, now a thick crescent, is off to the right of bright Jupiter.
Four nights later, on the 8th, the now-gibbous Moon is very near Saturn. Also in the line,
but too faint to see without binoculars or a telescope, are Uranus and Neptune."
(Sky & Telescope Weekly News Bulletin, November 28, 1997)
This line of planets is "pointing" to Libra. See "The Witness of
the Stars: Libra."
Shoemaker-Levy 9 colides with Jupiter July 16, 1994. This, too, was called a string of
See "The Two Babylons"
which contains a lot of information on Jupiter "the father of the gods,"
"who was worshipped in the very same characer as Ninus, 'the child,'" and how
the Pope is considered the great "Jupiter Tonans of the Papacy" who has his
clergy "bring down the fire from heaven," etc.
Another interesting thing regarding Jupiter is that the "abomination of
desolation" of Daniel was when Antiochus Epiphanes erected an altar of Jupiter in the
Temple and offered a sow in sacrifice. See Antichrist.
On May 5, 2000 there will be a conjunction of the sun, moon and five planets in the
constellation of Aries.
This alignment of planets is "pointing" to Pisces. See "The Witness of
the Stars: Pisces."
"While the beginning of a day is dawn, a five-planet conjunction occurring at
dawn, with a new moon, and the start of spring would truly be the beginning of all
(Jet Propulsion Laboratory, July 23, 1995)
Josephus considered the seven lamps upon the candlestick to represent the menorah in
the sky. On May 5, 2000 (about 888 days from the last alignment on December 1, 1997?)
"the sun, the moon, and the other planets are coming together like on the menorah,
right in the middle of Aries (see "The Witness of the Stars: Aries") and Taurus (see
"The Witness of the Stars: Taurus"),
all together in a massing of the planets, which are right next to Pleiades, the Seven
(Mazzaroth, Greg Killian)
See also Seven Stars
See also The Witness of the Stars
by E. W. Bullinger