Happy Thanksgiving, to my readers and fellow WordPressers!! I hope this post finds you all thankful, happy, contented and celebrating the holiday with those you love.
At 1:30 pm today Comet Ison will make it’s closest approach to the sun, and boomerang past it. Will the comet disintegrate on fly-by?
All eyes are watching [ in between mouthfuls of Thanksgiving turkey ] to see if the comet survives the intense gravity and heat of the fly-by. For those who would like to try to catch a glimpse of the comet, there is a great article on how to do that here.
I found a long low flat stretch of beach with a high overlook north of Coos Bay where I will try to view the comet this evening and tomorrow morning. I am taking high powered binoculars with me. Wish me luck!
By the way … Brian Williams‘ broadcast [ below ] is wrong. Comet Ison does not date it’s existence “to the beginning of time.” That’s incorrect. The comet dates to the early days of the genesis of our own solar system’s formation, which is some 4 to 5 billion years old. The earth herself is about 4.5 billion years old, and the comet is older than that, but it doesn’t date “to the beginning of time.” I suppose if one wanted to parse nuances, you could say that Comet Ison dates to the beginning of time “in our own local solar system” – but our solar system is probably quite young compared to other older suns with their accompanying orbiting planets.
The Urantia Book states that our own local universe creation [ the book refers to it as ‘Nebadon’ ] is some 400 billion years old. That begs the question that current dating of the “age of the grand universe creation” at just 14 billions years is most likely way, way off!
Just as 500 years ago it was thought to be common knowledge that our sun moon and stars rotated around the earth, 500 years from now I assume a more accurate dating system for the real age of the universe will have been discovered. One can always hope.
Suffice it to say the grand creation itself, in totality, is MUCH OLDER than 14 billion years, if our own local neighborhood of stars and constellations is 400 billion years old.
“URANTIA [ earth ] is commonly referred to as 606 of Satania in Norlatiadek of Nebadon, meaning the six hundred sixth inhabited world in the local system of Satania, situated in the constellation of Norlatiadek, one of the one hundred constellations of the local universe of Nebadon. Constellations being the primary divisions of a local universe, their rulers link the local systems of inhabited worlds to the central administration of the local universe on Salvington and by reflectivity to the superadministration of the Ancients of Days on Uversa.
(485.2) 43:0.2 The government of your constellation is situated in a cluster of 771 architectural spheres, the centermost and largest of which is Edentia, the seat of the administration of the Constellation Fathers, the Most Highs of Norlatiadek. Edentia itself is approximately one hundred times as large as your world. The seventy major spheres surrounding Edentia are about ten times the size of Urantia, while the ten satellites which revolve around each of these seventy worlds are about the size of Urantia. These 771 architectural spheres are quite comparable in size to those of other constellations.
(485.3) 43:0.3 Edentia time reckoning and distance measurement are those of Salvington, and like the spheres of the universe capital, the constellation headquarters worlds are fully supplied with all orders of celestial intelligences. In general, these personalities are not very different from those described in connection with the universe administration.
(485.4) 43:0.4 The supervisor seraphim, the third order of local universe angels, are assigned to the service of the constellations. They make their headquarters on the capital spheres and minister extensively to the encircling morontia-training worlds. In Norlatiadek the seventy major spheres, together with the seven hundred minor satellites, are inhabited by the univitatia, the permanent citizens of the constellation. All these architectural worlds are fully administered by the various groups of native life, for the greater part unrevealed but including the efficient spironga and the beautiful spornagia. Being the mid-point in the morontia-training regime, as you might suspect, the morontia life of the constellations is both typical and ideal.”
Here are videos of the current status of Comet Ison:
Tags: comet Ison, solar system, age of the universe, dating the cosmos, Ison perihelion
- Waiting for ISON: A Post-Perihelion Viewing Guide (universetoday.com)
- SOHO shows new images of Comet ISON (phys.org)
- Sun-diving comet is getting brighter (cnn.com)
- Comet ISON is still alive as it nears the sun (fox5sandiego.com)
- New! Comet ISON is on all* NASA Cameras! She is Huge Awesome & Amazing! Update! (disclose.tv)
- Comet ISON brightens as it closes in on Thanksgiving’s solar climax (nbcnews.com)
- Guide to Safely Viewing Comet ISON on Perihelion Day, November 28 (universetoday.com)
- Crunch time as comet ISON hurtles towards the sun (newscientist.com)
- An observer’s guide to Comet ISON’s Thanksgiving sun encounter (foxnews.com)
- Watch Comet ISON live -Solar observatories schedule (aworldchaos.wordpress.com)