On the night of May 23-24 we will experience a very rare celestial event: A new meteor shower.
Meteor showers occur when the Earth crosses the debris field shed from the tail of a comet. There are several comet trails which cross Earth’s orbit and thus there are several annual meteor showers. A new meteor shower, however, is a very, very unusual event.
The May 24 Meteor Shower originated from Comet 209 P, which was only discovered in 2004. It is a near Earth object and will itself pass within 6 million miles of Earth at its closest approach on May 29. However, the Comet is small and is expected to be visible only through telescopes at less than 10th magnitude brightness. During its close encounter with Earth it will be moving through Leo (The Lion) and Hydra (The Serpent), following very nearly the same path as the near Earth asteroid of February 15, 2013 (See our Blog of 2/13/13 “A Celestial Warning Shot”). The message, a warning of God’s judgment as pictured by Christ the Lion of Judah triumphing over a Serpent cut in pieces, is the same.
The Meteor Shower itself will be originating near the North Pole Star, Polaris (The Turned Upon). The North Pole represents the celestial high place, which once was held by stars from Draco (The Dragon) as Satan once exercised dominion over the Earth (See Matt 4:8). Now the Precession of the Equinoxes has moved Polaris, a part of Ursa Minor (“The Lesser
Sheepfold”) and representing of Israel and God’s people before Christ, into the dominant position. This movement will bring Polaris over the actual North Pole in 2102 AD, and is one of the signs in the Sun, Moon, and Stars of Christ’s Return. Thus, the Meteor Shower reminds us of Christ’s victory over evil.
The Meteor Shower will be visible over North America from about 11:00 to 2:00 (CST) on the night of May 23-24. It is not expected to return until 2022 and then 2045.
Catch the Meteor Shower while you can. And tell someone about Christ’s triumph over evil.