Daily Mail reports:
- The supernova explosion is ‘boldly’ predicted for 2022, give or take a year.
- If they are correct, it will be the first time anyone has predicted a supernova.
- Will be one of brightest star in the night sky when it appears, astronomers say.
- It will be in the constellation Cygnus and add a star to Northern Cross star pattern.
The first ‘supernova’ – a star explosion – was spotted by Johannes Kepler in 1604 the same year that King James at Hampton Court commissioned the commencement of the King James Bible. That supernova appeared within the constellation Ophiucus – healer and snake killer – (and newly designated 13th constellation). That was the first confirmed time such a super-nova was visible with the naked eye (not counting the one allegedly seen by Tycho Brahe in 1572) and it remained the brightest star in the sky for over three weeks. Since then for the last 400 years no such phenomenon has appeared in the Milky Way visible to the naked eye.
But now another super-bright supernova is being predicted for 2022 by Professor Larry Molnar of Calvin College (Michigan) and it is set to appear within the Northern Cross. It will consist of two stars exploding together to form a brilliant ‘red nova‘ …
The forecast was made officially at a press conference on Friday, all the more poignant because it coincided with the epiphany, which commemorates the visit of the Three Wise Men, who followed the star to Bethlehem to witness the birth of Jesus.
The explosion actually happened about 1,795 years ago (c. 222 A.D.) but the light of it has not yet reached earth, but it is predicted to finally do so in 2022 (+/- a year).
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“And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” Matthew 24:30
“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:” Genesis 1:14