Monday, June 07, 2010
Comet McNaught Hails the Passage of the Ages
Comet McNaught Brightens a New Moon in Gemini
If you have had a feeling of rebirth, needing to speak your min or wanting to write volumes of literature in a space of minutes, you may be inspired by the recent ingress of Jupiter in Aries right after the shocker, wacky trickster Uranus began on May 27th.
Or is it the much more mentally charged Gemini Sun and Juno? in precognition format ready for the Comet's passage near the next new moon @ 21 degrees 23 minutes of Gemini
The next new moon occurs on June 12th @ 7:15 AM EDT set for DC
with Jupiter-Uranus in Aries near Mid Heaven in head butting opposition to Saturn, never forgetting that lord of he underworld, mines and places deep within the earth Pluto now in cardinal, Capricorn. The gas blowouts and fireballs continue.
Another sign or series of signs & portends marks these powerful galactic and planetary transitions. Just like the cardinal climax involving Uranus-Pluto-Saturn and Jupiter, we are again graced with an honored extra solar guest. With this summer arrival of Comet McNaught, also known as the Great Comet of 2007 and given the designation C/2006 P1, We might say that we are officially in the Age of Disaster, web bots, Long Valley quake swarms and lightening bolts.
As we approach the New Moon on June 12th
Yesterday and this evening it is the conjunction of Mars and Regulus according to SpaceWeather.com, the best is yet to come;
COMET McNAUGHT: A fresh comet is swinging through the inner solar system, and it is brightening rapidly as it approaches the sun. Presenting, Comet McNaught (C/2009 R1):
Hey didn't I write about McNaught back in Janury 2007? (January 18, 2007: Capricorn New Moon 2007: Sky Gods and Myths Return Amid Fire and Ice )
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The ancients considered comets and other celestial phenomenon messengers and portends of catastrophic events and in January 2007 we have some incredible manifestations visible in our solar system. Comet McNaught the brightest comet in 40 years has captured our imagination in sightings from Northern to Southern Hemisphere. Discovered on Aug. 7th 2006 by R. H. McNaught at Siding Spring Observatory, Australia with Sun-Saturn conjunct at 14* 47'Leo. The Sabian symbol for this degree is: "Amid a riot of music and costumes, the host of a variety show introduces the next act." In may ways the idea of a ringmaster keeping us all guessing as to what the next performer or multi-faceted personality will create tends typifies
our current situation - except that this is about to change radically. With the predominance of Aquarian planets taking over in the next two days - the average person will finally see that he has democratic saying how the universe is enfolding. Metaphorically we all can become the Ring-Master! If we just wakeup to innovative solutions, we don't need a doomsday scenario!
Back to McNaught and June 2010:
Timetable for the Messenger (per Mercury ruled Sun in Gemini, Mercury also changes signs into the Twins on Wed. June 9th. @ 10:41 PM. We also have Mercury ruled Mars, Vesta and Saturn all in Virgo-the Virgin coruled by Mercury and Vesta. Wow, words, comments and phrases will have extra power duiring this Comet's passage
On the morning of June 5th the comet skims just north of the large, loose open cluster NGC 752. On June 6th and 7th it’s within about 2° of the 2nd-magnitude double star Gamma Andromedae. The Moon is much thinner then, but also closer to the comet.
Mid-June is when Comet McNaught should be most interesting. In fact right around the New Moon - The helpful conjunctions continue as the comet passes about 1° north of the open cluster M34 in Perseus on the morning of June 10th, and 3° south of 1.8-magnitude Mirfak (Alpha Persei) on the 13th. It’s still about 15° high in the northeast as the sky starts to grow light on June 15th, but it appears roughly 1° lower every day after that. The comet passes zero-magnitude Capella on the 21st, and it’s very low by the 24th, when it passes 2nd-magnitude Beta Aurigae. By now Comet McNaught may be as bright as 4th or 5th magnitude, but moonlight is returning.
NOTE: McNaught will be lost to view by June’s end, like a waif, wastrel spirit — It will orbit out of sight, just before it reaches perihelion on July 2nd, 0.405 astronomical unit from the Sun. It remains far from Earth throughout this apparition, never venturing closer than 1.135 a.u. (in mid-June). After perihelion it will fade rapidly as it heads to the far-southern sky.
Posted by Art Gianfermo at 9:12 PM