The Comets of Destiny

The Comets of Destiny
Comprehensive Pattern of major Naked-Eye Comets 1996-2012
Prophetic Celestial Harbingers marking the Countdown to Biblical Judgment

By Luis B. Vega

The purpose of this timeline/chart (see link above) is to highlight several key & unique properties of the 'Naked-Eye' Comets that have thus far been cataloged from 1996-2012. There appears to be somewhat of a 'pattern' since 1996 that leads up to 2013. Perhaps such a pattern of these types of comets is heralding a time in 2013 that will be of some great significance. Several elements of these comets will be noted & some definitions will be provided for context. The dates used to mark the comets on the timeline are taken from data -that was available, of when the comets reached their 'Epoch' & not necessarily when they were first 'seen'.

Metaphorically, comets seem to be 'underlining' the storyline of the Zodiac as it passes through certain constellations of the Mazzaroth(Zodiac). If the Mazzaroth is indeed the 'Gospel Written in the Stars' as many Biblical scholars propose, then these comet's path are accenting or underlining specific parts of the 'Witness' or Gospel in the Sky that perhaps the LORD, Creator of the Universe is wanting the World, & especially His Bride to take note of as the countdown to the Rapture, World's Judgment, & 2nd Coming are at hand. What is significance to note of is that the apparent Pattern of comet's paths seems to follow the Ecliptic -for the most part. This would make sense because most of these Naked-Eye comets have their orbits around our Sun.

The Constellations that are traversed the most are notably: Pegasus, Pisces, Andromeda, Taurus, and Orion & Argo. In 2 separate occasions, 2 comets end up at Argo, the "ARK" or boat. (See Chart 3) The Biblical symbology in the Stars is very simple to interpret according to E.W. Bullinger. Christ is coming for His Bride, the Church to rescue Her as He did with Noah in his day with an 'Argo' or Ark/Boat. God, through Noah, provided an ARK of salvation. Perhaps when the Rapture occurs & the Bride meets the LORD in the Air, thereafter -possibly the Bride will be taken up or escorted to the Courts of Heaven & the Banqueting Hall on a Celestial Merkavah chariot or 'boat' if you will as the Prophets of old where, i.e. Elijah.

This 'Days of Noah' season is particularly significant for our lifetime because the comet Hale-Bopp that appeared during the 'Days of Noah'(~4210BC) has returned in our lifetime. Since the advent of this 'ancient' comet that returned in 1996/1997, some Christian communities propose that the LORD is using such celestial bodies like comets as 'signs' to the World in these 'Last Days' that the 1) the immanent Rapture2) pending judgment & 3) Jesus Christ's physical return to Earth are fast approaching -perhaps at the very end of the present 'Age of Pisces'. For example, the Book of Revelation does speak of at least 2 celestial bodies that will affect the Earth directly & catastrophically. They could either be an asteroid ('like a big fiery mountain' as described) or a comet whose orbit will be in direct line with Earth's. It is not a matter of 'IF' but 'WHEN' a comet and/or asteroid will collide with Earth -according to most scientists.

NAKED-EYE COMETSOn any given night, there are literally 100s of comets in the sky, but most can only be seen by the world's largest telescopes & hundreds of other comets by common telescopes. The vast majority of comets are never bright enough to be seen by the 'Naked-Eye'. So it is very rare when a comet can be seen with the 'Naked Eye'. Most comets generally pass through the inner Solar System unseen except by Sky Surveyors. Automated Sky Surveys are designed to locate objects with orbits that intersect with Earth's and could conceivably collide with Earth. Here are the following designations:LINEAR           - Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research
NEAT              - Near Earth Asteroid Tracking
SOHO             - Solar and Heliospheric Observatory
EPOCH           - Extrasolar Planet Observation

The 'Naked-Eye' comets usually have a large & active nucleus. For example, Comet Hale-Bopp had an exceptionally large & active nucleus, but it did not approach the Sun very closely at all, yet it still became an extremely famous & well observed naked-eye comet. Equally, CometHyakutake was a small comet, but appeared bright because it passed extremely close to the Earth.

The list of the compiled Naked-Eye comets from 1996-2012 are as follows. There might be some discrepancy as to which comet should be on the list. The research is not all that clear; this is an approximation.
#   NAME                             MON DAY YEAR
1 Hyakutake                         Apr 26, 1996        
2 Hale-Bopp                         Feb 24, 1997        
3 SOHO98                           May 03,1998        
4 LINEAR C2001/A2           May 01, 2001       
5 LINEAR C2000/WM 1      Jan 2002              
6 Utsunomiya                       Apr 2002              
7 Ikeya-Zhang                      Oct 13, 2002        
8 NEAT C2002/V1               Feb 2003              
9 NEAT C2001/Q4              May 03, 2004       
10 LINEAR C2002/T7          Apr 2004              
11 Banfield                           Apr 09, 2004        
12 NEAT C2001/Q4            May 2004             
13 Machholz                         Feb 14, 2005        
14 Pojmanski                        Feb 27, 2006
15 SWAN C2006/M4           Oct 2006              
16 McNaught I                      Jan 20, 2007        
17 Holmes                            Oct 27, 2007        
18 McNaught II                     Apr 06, 2010
19 Honda                             Jun 08, 2011
20 Lovejoy                            Dec 05, 2011

To may cultures, comets were & are attributed to 'omens' of ominous judgment or warning. Comets have been referred to by ancient historians as causing great calamities. Many times the suddenness of their appearance would cause panic & terror, as many of these comets have tails that can stretch across the horizon. Comets & their appearances have often been attributed to be 'heralds' of such events as the fall & rise of rulers & nations.

For example, the Aztecs attributed the fall of their empire to the Spanish due in part by a 'prophecy' that was attributed to a comet as a 'sign'. It is believed that Halley's Comet did appear in 1531. For the Aztec Empire, the comet did indeed signal a radical change to their world & to an end of their 'age'. The comet thus was associated with the doom, catastrophe & conquest for its people. Still in today's modern societies, many see the sudden appearance & passing of a comet as bringing impending doom or disaster. Biblically speaking, there is credence to such associations as Christ did state that the 'End of Days' would be characterized by the 'signs the Sun, Moon & Stars (comets?)'.
SOME OBSERVATIONS -The Comet Timeline presented could be suggesting similar patterns like those of the Tetrads & Eclipse patterns.
-The Comet Pattern of only the Naked-Eye comets could possibly be alluding to a countdown to 2013 of sorts.
-There appears to be 'symmetry' in the Naked-Eye comet Pattern from 1996-2012.
-The 61 week span from Hale-Bopp '97 to SOHO '98 is equal to the time between McNaught II '10 to Honda '11.
-The timeline has 3 prominent comets at the Beginning, 13 in the Middle & 3 at the End. (3-13-3)
-The Middle section of the Timeline is from 2001 - 2007, a 7-Year period.
-The Middle section of 13 comets has further symmetry of 5 comets at the beginning, 3 in the middle & 5 at the end. (5-3-5)
-In the Middle Section of the 13 comets, the year 2004 experience the most visible comets to date, 5 total.
-Comet Haley reached EPOCH on SEPT 25, 1985 which happened to be on Yom Kippur.
-From comet Holmes '07 to McNaught II '10 there is exactly 188 weeks, a likeness to the 188 Day Earthquake Pattern.
-The Timeline starting in 1996 when the 'Ancient Noachian' comets returned + 21 Years = 2017.
-It also appears that in some cases, the distances between comets are in the φ Golden Ratio proportions.

WHERE DO COMETS COMET FROM?The ice that makes up comets appears to be the very building blocks of the physical Universe since Creation. They are the remnants of when the Solar System began. Most comets are located outside our Solar System. It is theorized that they originated in the parts of the universe that have remained virtually untouched. These regions are referred to as the Oort Cloud & the Kuiper Belt. It is thought that objects within these clouds occasionally eject comets either by collision or by the gravitational forces.

A GREAT COMET It is comet that becomes exceptionally bright. Great Comets are rare; on average only 1 will appear in a decade. While comets are officially named after their discoverers, Great Comets are sometimes referred to by the year in which they appeared or because how bright they became. Comet McNaught has been one of the brightest comets in 40 years. The comet Machholz in '05 was the brightest in about 7 years. Prophetically for example, Machholz attained its peak brightness as it approaches the Pleiades in the constellation of Taurus.

THE NUMBER 21Here below is a list of some peculiarities of the spiritual significance of the number 21. The reason why 21 is referenced here to the Comet Timeline is that since 1996 & 1997, the comets that heralded the Diluvian Judgment of Noah -Hale Bopp in particular, could possibly have set the time clock for a 21-Year Countdown. Perhaps. As Christ stated that right before His 2nd Advent, the days leading up to it where to be like the 'Days of Noah', thus it is possible that in our life-time since 1996, the years since then have been characterized by the same attributes 'As in the Days of Noah'...

1997/1998 + 21 Years of Days = 2018/2019
-The number 21 is used 7 times in the Bible
-Number of chapters of the book of Judges in Old Testament
-21 is the number of destruction or of universal termination
-Number of the perfection by excellence, (3 x 7)
-Number representing the maturity  or ripening
-Archangel Michael was delayed 21 Days in answer to Daniel's Prayer
-Jacob worked three times seven years
PECULIARITIESComet LINEAR 2001/A2 made its first visits to the inner Solar System in 2001. It has the most elongated orbit on record, with a period of approximately 30,000 years. It is believed the comet came from the outer Kuiper Belt. Before this, comet Ikeya-Zhang of Oct 13, 2002 was the brightest comet since 1997 & had the longest known orbital period at the time.

2004 YEAR OF THE COMETOnly twice before in recorded history, in 1911 & in 1970, have 4 comets managed to reach 'Naked-Eye' brightness within a single calendar year. Spectacularly, in the year 2004, there were 5 'Naked-Eye' comets that were witnessed:
1. C/2001 Q4 NEAT  May 3/4 2004
2. C2002 T7 LINEAR May 20, 2004
3. C2003 K4 LINEAR
4. C/2004 Q2 Machholz Feb 14, 2005
5. C/2004 F4 Bradfield  Apr 9, 2004

COMPOSITIONComets are popularly called shooting stars because they are rather small celestial objects with a big tail.  Technically, a comet is a collection of billions of rocky & metallic particles coated with frozen ices of water, carbon dioxide, ammonia & methane. Comets revolve around the sun like planets the orbits of comets are very large and very eccentric.

As a comet approaches the sun, it shines brightly due to the reflection of the Sun's light. At that point the ice crystals within the comet core vaporize to form the tail that points away from the Sun. A comet's tail can extends for millions of miles into space. The tail always points away from the Sun because the pressure of the Sun's rays repels the gases. As the comet moves away from the Sun, the gases condense, freeze again & the tail disappears.

SUNGRAZERSSome comets come on the scene very rapidly & brush by the Earth so close that they seem to stretch across the whole skies, only to be gone in a few days. Generally, these types of comets are called 'sungrazers'. These comet sungrazers are pulled into the sun. These comets either pass remarkably close to the sun, disintegrate or collide into the Sun.

Periodic comets usually have elongated elliptical orbits & return after a certain period of time. There are 1000s of periodic comets throughout the sky. Each year, a few of them pass close enough to the Sun and Earth that they become easily visible in small telescopes, but again, only a very few get to be seen by the Naked-Eye without the aid of powerful telescopes.

Non-periodic comets are seen only once. They are usually on near-parabolic orbits that will not return.

Probably the most famous of the comets is Halley's Comet. The path of Halley's Comet is seen after every 76 years. It was last seen in 1986. Interestingly, every time it approaches the Sun, its 15-km nucleus drops about 6 m of ice/rock into space. This results in the formation of an orbiting trail, which when it falls on Earth, is called the Orionids Meteor Shower. Comet Halley is also purported to have been seen 3.5 yearsprior to the destruction of the 2nd Temple (Herod's) in AD66. If this is the case, here is some math speculation:

AD66 -1986 = 1920 years
1986 to 2016 = 30 year difference

AD66-2016 = 1950
1950 - 3.5years = ~1947
1986 + 33years = 2019

2019 - 3.5yearss = 2015.5
2015.5 - 3.5years = 

Hale-Bopp is famous for holding a record for the longest period of Naked-Eye visibility.
It has been said that this comet last entered our Solar System 4,210 years ago. This would put the timeline right about the time Noah build the Ark to be saved from the 'waters of judgment'. Many refer this comet Hale-Bopp as the 'Noah comet'.

What is interesting, aside from having crossed 'Satan Star' in the constellation Perseus as did Hyakutake exactly a year earlier, is that Hale-Bopp left the skies in 1998. This is the equivalent to the Jewish year of 5758. When some Jewish Rabbis converted the Year 5758 to its equivalent Hebrew letters, it turned out to mean 'Season of Noah'. Thus many in the Christian & Jewish communities consider Hale-Bopp as a confirming 'sign' from God regarding the 'Days of Noah'. Perhaps the comet like in the days of Noah, is announcing the beginning of the series of events 'As in the days of Noah' that will eventually lead to a catastrophic judgment of the world. Realize that 5758 encompasses 1997/1998.

1997/1998 + 21 Years of Days = 2018/2019

The following is a list of most of the Naked-Eye comets presented in the Timeline. From what could be researched, the comet's paths will correspond with the Constellations they traveled through. There appears to be some patterns that emerge as a result of the comet's paths that either converge, mirror or replicate one another to a significant degree. (See Chart 3 for illustration.)

COMET                                    DATES             CONSTELLATIONS TRAVELED
Hyakutake                            Apr 26, 1996          Libra, Bootes, Draco, Perseus, Taurus-Aries
Hale-Bopp                            Feb 24, 1997         Sagittarius, Ophiuchus, Aquila, Andromeda, Perseus, Taurus, Orion, Argo
SOHO98                                              May 05,1998         Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Orion, Canis Major, Argo
LINEAR C2001/A2                               May 1, 2001          Lepus, Eridanus, Cetus, Pisces, Pegasus
LINEAR C2000/WM 1           Jan 2002               Sagittarius, Aquila, Hercules
Utsunomiya                          Arp 2002                Pegasus, Andromeda, Pisces, Triangulum, Taurus
Ikeya-Zhang                         Oct 13, 2002          Pisces, Andromeda, Cassiopeia, Draco-head, Hercules-foot
NEAT C2002/V1                   Feb 2003               Pisces, Aquarius
NEAT C2001/Q4                   May 03, 2004        Canis Major, Cancer, Ursa Major
LINEAR C2002/T7                Apr 2004                Pisces, Cetus, Eridanus, Lepus, Canis Major
Banfield                                Apr 09, 2004          Pisces, Andromeda
Machholz                              Feb 14, 2005         Eridanus, Taurus (Pleiades), Perseus
Pojmanski                             Feb272006
SWAN C2006/M4                 Oct 2006                               Cornea Borealis
McNaught I                           Jan 20, 2007         (Great Comet), Aquila, Sagittarius
Holmes                                 Oct 27, 2007          Perseus, Auriga, Gemini
McNaught II                          Apr 06, 2010
Honda                                   Jun 8, 2011
Lovejoy                                 Dec 5, 2011           Ophiuchus, Sagittarius OrionComets in Phi Proportion of Time
The Golden Ratio occurs if the ratio of the sum of the quantities to the larger quantity is equal to the ratio of the larger quantity to the smaller one.
There also appears to be in the Comet Timeline Pattern a phi proportion or Golden Ratio associated to some of the distances between comets. It can be purely coincidence but if it valid, then mathematically even comet's have the 'Signature of God'. The Golden Ratio is a phenomenon that operates as a universal law. This universal law is not limited as it has been also demonstrated to occur with the Tetrads, theEclipses, etc.

These mathematical properties in the Heavens are a reflection of the Creator's handiwork of designed intelligence. How fitting it is that since the comets are made up of the elements that first constituted the Creation of the Universe, these comets are serving as visible evidence that such timing is not of 'random' occurrence. Perhaps such Naked-Eye comets are serving as time-markers for certain prophetic sequences that have been echoed down the halls of time & space. As above -written in the constellations; as below -written in the very Word of God. Ever since the creation of Time & Matter, God has foretold all of His Creation of His Righteous Judgments & of His King -Christ Jesus. Both are about to pay a visit to a rebellious & wicked generation on Earth once again.

The chart & timeline presented only seeks to see if there is any time and/or frequency variations or correlations amongst the major 'Naked-Eye' comets. The chart also seeks to see if there is any pattern to the corresponding constellations that comets travel through in terms of Biblical symbology & meaning.

This is by far a record number of naked-eye visible comets for a 17-year span. On a side-note, it is also interesting to note that from 1996 to 2008, Jupiter's 12-Year cycle through the 12 constellations of the Zodiac begin & ended at the Golden Gate of the Heaven (Sagittarius). InDec 21, 2012, it is said that the last Golden Gate of the 3 'Star Gates' that is to usher in the 'New Age' will be opened.


The ICQ Comet Information Website
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