Signs in the sun: sunspot 1092 and solar storm headed our way

Good Old Faithful reported on another sun-eruption from massive and growing Sunspot 1092:

“On August 1st around 0855 UT, Earth orbiting satellites detected a C3-class solar flare. The origin of the blast was sunspot 1092. At about the same time, an enormous magnetic filament stretching across the sun’s northern hemisphere erupted. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the action:”

“The timing of these events suggest they are connected, and a review of SDO movies strengthens that conclusion. Despite the ~400,000 km distance between them, the sunspot and filament seem to erupt together; they are probably connected by long-range magnetic fields. In this movie still, a shadowy shock wave (a “solar tsunami”) can be seen emerging from the flare site and rippling across the northern hemisphere into the filament’s eruption zone. That may have helped propel the filament into space.” The UK Telegraph called it a solar tsunami, “The explosion was aimed directly towards Earth, which then sent a “solar tsunami” racing 93 million miles across space.”

“In short, we have just witnessed a complex global eruption involving almost the entire Earth-facing side of the sun.” Moreover, “Sunspot 1092, a key player in yesterday’s Earth-directed eruptions, is big enough to see without the aid of a solar telescope. Oleg Toumilovitch “spotted” it on July 31st rising over Blairgowrie, South Africa:”

Jesus said that there will be signs in the sun, moon, and stars. Those are mostly for the Tribulation, but we can see the sun and stars ramping up their activity. I have not seen much in the way of signs on the moon but the planets and certainly the sun has been active. Even the sun’s non-active period was a sign in itself, being unusual for so long. A major Coronal Mass Ejection would indeed be devastating because the magnetic storm arriving on earth would interrupt electronics. We rely so heavily on electronics now, for satellite entertainment, banking, maps/directions, and plain old energy that an X-class CME would truly hurtle us into the stone age. M-class CME would do damage, and even the smallest class, C-class coronal mass ejections, would disrupt things. (But also put on a pretty display of Northern Lights!)

Sun storm promises Northern light show extravaganza
“Astronomers are predicting that a huge Sun storm over the weekend will produce a spectacular Northern Lights, or aurorae show in the night sky this week for many areas that do not normally seem them.  According to the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Aurorae usually are visible only at high latitudes but large geomagnetic storms such has the one that just occurred can light up the sky at lower latitudes. Sky watchers in the northern US and other countries should look toward the north on the evening of August 3rd/4th for rippling “curtains” of green and red light, the group stated.”

They’re talking about Sunspot 1092 here, the one that just erupted in tandem with the filament eruption. The article continues,

“This eruption is directed right at us, ” said astronomer Leon Golub of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. “It’s the first major Earth-directed eruption in quite some time.”

The article did not state just how far south those in the northern hemisphere can expect to see the Lights, but even though I’m in North Georgia, I’m going to go outside tomorrow night just in case!

During the Tribulation, the sun gives many signs:

Revelation 6:12 – “I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red,”

I wrote earlier about this sign of the sun, that the earthquakes likely trigger massive volcanic action, which in turn spews ash into the atmosphere, darkening the sun. More here. In any case, it’ll be cold.

Revelation 9:12 – “When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss…” Can you imagine a smoke chimney so large that it blots out the sun? The next 2 verses in Revelation say that not only was the sun darkened by the smoke escaping from the abyss, but “…out of the smoke locusts came down upon the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth. They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads” (Rev 9:3-4).

In the 1800s the flocks of migrating passenger pigeons were that large.

 “One of the most remarkable of day flyers was the Passenger Pigeon. At times several days were required for the migrating hosts to pass a given point. The procession stretched from horizon to horizon and was a mile or more in width. Often the sun would be obscured by the clouds of flying birds. In 1808, Alexander Wilson, America’s pioneer ornithologist, estimated that during a great flight of Pigeons which he saw in Kentucky, 2,230,­272,000 birds passed in four hours.” If the flock of demons escaping the abyss is even close to as large as the passenger pigeon flocks, there will be two billion, two hundred thirty million, two hundred seventy-two thousand demon-locusts on earth. You really don’t want to be here then.

Revelation 16:8 – “The fourth angel poured out his bowl on the sun, and the sun was given power to scorch people with fire” Can you imagine a sun so hot you spontaneously combust just by going outside?

Acts 2:20, Joel 2:31, Mt 24:29, Is 13:10 all talk about the sun going dark and stars falling from the sky, just before the LORD returns. The sun will be doing some crazy things, and all at the behest of the One who made the sun.The sun has no free will. It cannot refuse, rebel, or even pout. It simply is part of creation and its molecules obey the Lord. Just as the sea parted and the rocks would shout with joy, the sun shines or doesn’t shine at the behest of the Lord Almighty God. And today, it hiccuped.

Are you ready for Him?