“The earth quakes before them, the heavens tremble; the sun and moon grow dark, and the stars diminish their brightness.” Joel 2:10
“Immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven will be shaken.” Matt. 24:29
“But in those days, following that distress, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.” Mark 13:24-25.
“I will show wonders in heaven above…. The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the coming of the great and notable day of the Lord.” Acts 2:19-20.
TRUMPET 4: “a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and third of the stars, so that a third of them were darkened….
“I heard an angel… saying with a loud voice: ‘Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth, because of the remaining blasts of the trumpet…” Rev. 8:12-13
TALK about big!
A dark hole hundreds of times bigger than the Earth has been spotted on the surface of the sun. A photo of the enormous “coronal hole” (below) was snapped by a camera aboard NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory on Jan. 1, 2015.
The irregularly shaped hole spans about 400,000 kilometres at its widest point, said Dr. C. Alex Young, associate director for science for the heliophysics division at the space agency’s Goddard facility in Greenbelt, Maryland. Its total surface area is about 410 times that of the Earth, he said (see below for size comparison).
Coronal holes were first seen in photos taken by NASA astronauts in the 1970s. They aren’t holes in the usual sense. Rather, they’re colder, cooler regions where the sun’s magnetic field reaches out into space. The holes can remain visible for five years or longer, according to NASA.
This isn’t the only spectacular photo of the sun issued by NASA in recent weeks. Last December, the agency released this eye-popping X-ray portrait of the sun.