Conspiracy theorists are warning the “Eclipse of the Century” Monday could mean the end of the world as we know it — or, at the very least, Donald Trump’s presidency.
David Meade, author of ‘Planet X – The 2017 Arrival’, asserts the planet Nibiru (also known as Planet X) will crash into our own on 23 September 2017. Although scientists deny the planet’s existence, Meade is convinced he is right after finding bible passages to support his claims.
Despite a lack of evidence, David Meade – along with a number of other conspiracy theorists – claim bible passages and the solar eclipse’s existence support the idea that the end of times are nigh. For the first time since 1918, an eclipse had traveled across the entire United States.
The Earth and sun are aligned with the moon at a node, and a shadow is cast upon the Earth. (The opposite configuration — when the full moon is facing Earth — is when we have lunar eclipses.) The very darkest part of the shadow is the totality — it’s where the entire disc of the sun is blacked out by the moon. While most of the US saw only a partial eclipse on August 21, only those in the 70-mile-wide bull’s-eye of the shadow have seen the totality.Here’s a map of the eclipse’s path, how to view it and why it matters so much to scientists.
When the totality happens, the sky goes dark. Stars come out. You can see the corona — the sun’s wispy outer atmosphere. “The disc of the sun is a black, black, black — like the blackest hole you can ever imagine, ringed with these beautiful wispy white coronal streamers,” Coleman says. “With the naked eye you can see, they’re called prominences. It’s the flames on the sun. … There’s also a very interesting 360-degree sunset around the rim of the Earth”. If you use the proper equipment during an eclipse, you should be completely safe.
No word on whether or not it can keep you safe from the upcoming “Apocalypse.”
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