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NASA dispels fears that the monster filament will fry us

In my previous post, I reported on what is reporting: a monster filament and potential for X-class flare, impacting earth. Solar observers say it is the biggest one they have ever seen, which is interesting in and of itself. This, of course, has gotten the populace riled up, because a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) if it is big enough and if it is earth directed, could fry the electrical grid. NASA responds to fears of monster filament. In fairness, we have been subjected to many warnings from NASA and other space-oriented agencies that a Coronal Mass Ejection could fry us. Now that it really could happen, NASA puts out this article saying, “Don’t worry, be happy.”

NASA: ‘The world is not about to end. No, really’
“Don’t worry, this flaming tongue of hellfire will get nowhere near you or your loved ones. We promise. Really. (Credit: NASA video. Screenshot by Edward Moyer/CNET)”

“We’re getting so many reassurances from NASA these days that the world is not about to be destroyed by some space-borne phenomenon that I’m starting to wonder if there’s something the space agency isn’t telling us. Aside from falling satellites–one of which apparently threatened to rain space junk down perhaps a little too close to a couple of heavily populated Chinese cities–there was that aircraft-carrier-size asteroid that didn’t, repeat didn’t, sideswipe the Earth this past week (though it got closer than the moon). Now there’s the specter of a giant solar flare turning the Earth into a crispy critter sometime next year. But don’t worry, our friends at NASA cheerfully assure us in a recent post on the agency’s Web site, this version of the apocalypse isn’t likely to occur either. The timing of the post (which appeared earlier this week) is tied to the coming expiration of the current year and the arrival of 2012, which, thanks in part to Hollywood, has apparently entered our collective psyches as a strong candidate for the year that will mark the end of the world as we know it.” …

“Given a legitimate need to protect Earth from the most intense forms of space weather–great bursts of electromagnetic energy and particles that can sometimes stream from the sun–some people worry that a gigantic ‘killer solar flare’ could hurl enough energy to destroy Earth,” NASA said in its recent post. “Citing the accurate fact that solar activity is currently ramping up in its standard 11-year cycle, there are those who believe that 2012 could be coincident with such a flare.” But, the agency continues, though solar explosions and other sun-related phenomena could conceivably affect satellite control mechanisms, airplane navigation systems, and electronic time-keeping devices that govern global financial transactions, “there simply isn’t enough energy in the sun to send a killer fireball 93 million miles to destroy Earth.” …

“Now I’m waiting on the NASA release that will reassure me that NASA releases about the nonimminent end of the world are not in fact signs of imminent oblivion. I’m sure we’ll see that one soon. And I’ll be happy to report on it, once I’ve grabbed my sunscreen and my raincoat, sealed up the house, turned off the electronics, and gotten out of the way.” In the meantime, here’s a nicely produced NASA video that should help you lay your 2012 fears to rest: VIDEO AT LINK

It is not movies like 2012 that illustrate impending planetary doom that causes panic to the people, settling in the collective psyches. It settles in the psyche for a reason, the reason is that the world really will end. Jesus set eternity in our hearts and we sense the planet’s distress and the impending signs that Jesus said He would send.

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Spaceweather reports "remarkable solar activity"

There is another amazing sign in the sun. The largest filament to date is snaking around the sun, and there are fears that if it launches off the sun, and if it is earth-directed, becoming a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME), it could seriously damage the electrical grid on earth. From Spaceweathercom:

“REMARKABLE SOLAR ACTIVITY: There haven’t been any strong solar flares in days. Nevertheless, some impressive activity is underway on the sun. For one thing, an enormous wall of plasma is towering over the sun’s southeastern horizon. Stephen Ramsden of Atlanta, Georgia, took this picture on Nov. 11th:”

“Solar forums all over the world are buzzing with Sun-stronomers proclaiming this to be the biggest prominence that many of them had ever witnessed,” he says.” [emphasis mine]

“Remarkably, though, this is not the biggest thing–not by a long shot. A dark filament of magnetism is snaking more than halfway around the entire sun: SDO image. From end to end, it stretches more than a million km or about three times the distance between Earth and the Moon. If the filament becomes unstable, as solar filaments are prone to do, it could collapse and hit the stellar surface below, triggering a Hyder flare. No one can say if the eruption of such a sprawling structure would be Earth directed.”

“I can’t help but wonder what could possibly come next since we are still over a year away from the forecasted Solar Maximum,” adds Ramsden.”

Me too! What will come next? Well, in the Tribulation this will happen to the sun:

“There will be signs in the sun, moon, and stars.” (Luke 21:25)

“The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.” (Revelation 8:12)

“And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, “Come, gather together for the great supper of God, 18 so that you may eat the flesh of kings, generals, and the mighty, of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, great and small.” (Revelation 19:17-21)

“The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their light. The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light.” (Isaiah 13:10)

“When I snuff you out, I will cover the heavens and darken their stars; I will cover the sun with a cloud, and the moon will not give its light. (Ezekiel 32:7)

“All the shining lights in the heavens I will darken over you; I will bring darkness over your land, declares the Sovereign LORD.” (Ezekiel 32:8)

“Before them the earth shakes, the heavens tremble, the sun and moon are darkened, and the stars no longer shine.” (Joel 2:10)

“The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD.” (Joel 2:31)

“In that day,” declares the Sovereign LORD, “I will make the sun go down at noon and darken the earth in broad daylight.” (Amos 8:9)

So as to the scientists’ interest in the upcoming  “solar maximum” activity, they ain’t seen nothing yet! And in the next blog posting, NASA puts out a story to dispel mounting fears of the monster filament…”Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.” (Luke 21:26)