This is the first time this has been chronicled. It bears consideration.
There are several cycles within the Saros Cycles. We will focus here on the Hepton.
Within the 26 eclipses that are currently returning cyclically to bring complete eclipses, fourteen belong to Hepton Cycles.
Hepton means 7-sided. There are 7 eclipses in the Hepton cycle. Heptons almost always occur on the same day of the week!!! Currently, Hepton One is Monday and Hepton Two is Saturday.
2 groups of 7 eclipses; Hepton One and Hepton Two. Hepton One is is composed exclusively of Total eclipses and Hepton Two is primarily Ring of Fire Eclipses ( 5 of 7) .
There are 7 eclipses in each Hepton. It takes 7266 days from beginning to end. 19 solar years ten months and 22 days or exactly 21 eclipse years.
They are equally spaced 1211 days apart. That means they are 7 eclipse seasons apart or 3 and 1/2 eclipse (Draconic) years..
This means that every other eclipse in the Hepton is 2422 days apart. This is 7 eclipse years. (346 days is an eclipse year)
I believe is the Maximum Expression of the Eclipse Phenomenon, and the heart of the Eclipse Judgment,
Though perhaps known to Mayan Astronomers, and named by Van de Beergh in the 1950's, The Hepton has not been apparently considered with any depth before, and I believe this is the first attempt of its kind to approach chronicle it as a historical phenomenon. Hang on to your brains, because it requires focus to comprehend cyclical phenomenon with so many associations attached to the,
It appears the Hepton Cycle Story reaches its maximum expression with the Hepton One Seventh Cycle of all Mondays 2017 to 2037 and the Hepton Two Seventh/ 8th Cycle Sundays into Saturdays 2010 to 2035). They are described at the end of this section, they are also both touched on in other places at this website.
It also is the cosmic affirmation of the 7 year and 3 and 1/2 year timekeeping expressed in the Bible. Heptons tend to occur on the same day of the week with members of their cycle..
Hepton means 7-sided.
Hepton eclipses occur exactly 1211 days apart, that is, 7 eclipse seasons--3 and 1/2 eclipse (Draconic) years.
This means of course, that every other eclipse in the Hepton Cycle occurs exactly 7 eclipse years
There are 7 eclipses in the Hepton cycle. Heptons almost always occur on the same day of the week!!!
There are two Hepton Cycles currently occurring simultaneously. It takes just under twenty years to complete a cycle of 7 eclipses. 19 years 10 months and 22 days or 7266 days, which is exactly 21 eclipse years.
Together the Two Heptons comprise 14 of the 26 Saros Eclipse Personalities we consider.
Notice all the sevens involved and multiples of sevens.
Heptons are composed of complete eclipses--I include only a couple of partials in Hepton Two as it grows into completeness...
I call the first, Hepton One Total . It is composed entirely of Total Solar eclipses, and its reality is profound, to say the least.
I call the second, Hepton Two Annular, with 5 ring of Fire eclipses though two of its members are currently also Total. Hepton Two is amazing as well.
Where does one begin with a phenomenon that is cyclic? I choose a moment in time and begin there...somewhere around the beginning of the 20th Century, as the current Heptons began achieving complete status. I also have to choose which eclipse to begin with...this is somewhat arbitrary, but i make an intuitive decision with Hepton One, I choose its most recent addition to begin with, Saros 145 on June 6, 1891, which reappears in the 8-21-2017 USA Judgment. I will follow it until the mid 21st century, by which time such studies will be almost certainly finished. The complete Hepton One began with this cycle, prior to that it contained partial eclipses and was just forming. I know this is a hard thing to wrap the brain around but its all there.
For Hepton outlines here, you will see the Saros numbers go backwards by threes.
HEPTON ONE ( Monday)--Saros 145 to 142 to 139 to 136 to 133 to 130 to 127
HEPTON TWO ( Saturday)--Saros 146 to 43 to 140 to 137 to 134 to 131 to 128
you will notice how these Saros are connected as all Saros members between 127 to 145.
I will consider each Hepton as a book with 7 chapters.
I follow Hepton One's Book through Seven Chapters, from 1909 to 2037...128 years..49 eclipses
I include the cycle of 1891 to 1910 as a preface...
With Hepton Two's Book,the Annular Hepton, I choose to begin in 1902, as it truly forms with Saros 146 pushing towards completeness.
I follow Hepton Two from 1902 to 2035 for 7 and 1/2 chapters..123 years...52 eclipses, of which 50 are complete---
the first two cycles in the Hepton Two series series both contain one partial eclipse ( 5-7-1902 and 5-18-1920 from Saros 146), I include these because its helpful and real.
Many of the Greatest eclipses of the 20th Century were not part of these Heptons, like the 8-21-1914 World War One Eclipse, for example...but that's all part of the riddle too. Also there are a couple which may coincide with the 2,000th Anniversary of the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, which is vital...Theses eclipses are outlined in the complete eclipses section. There are 12 eclipse occurring outside the Hepton Cycle. They also have cycles, which we will look at elsewhere. If you want complete chronology, or summary of the eclipse judgmentplease go to complete eclipse sections.
Again:This is the Story of the Heptons in the Modern Age. 7 eclipses per group. each eclipse spaced 7 eclipse seasons apart--( 1211 days or 3 and 1/2 eclipse years) and 7 eclipse years ( 2422 days apart)
Important!!! The Cycles overlap! They overlap each other and they overlap themselves. That is because a Saros cycle is 18 years 11 days and six hours but it takes a Hepton almost 20 years to complete itself...study and you'll understand.
I believe there is meaning in all this, and proof of the Creator God. May all this be to His glory and in His will.
A hand-drawn graph, since no others apparently exist on the internet.. From top left, zigzagging we follow the eclipses from top left to bottom right.
The Current Monday Hepton One series is in yellow.
The Hepton 2 Saturday series are in Orange.
The last Hepton One series occurred on Wednesdays and concludes with the Pope Francis Birthplace 7-2-2019 eclipse seen at lower left. Hepton series eclipses overlap at beginning and end.
The overlapping is crucial...don't get too confused!! these are overlapping cyclical phenomenon. That is their nature. We must adapt our thinking to the reality.
You will see other eclipses also not in color that seem to match up with each other in 1211 day patterns. These are typically linked as Tritons or 3 eclipse groupings or other groupings.
there is extraordinary symmetry and mystery here, more than I can begin to express.
Once again, a hand-drawn graph. This time, depicting the 7 eclipses of the Monday Hepton Cycle which began with the USA Judgment eclipse of 8-21-2017 and concludes almost 20 years later in Australia and New Zealand on 7-13-2037. Aside from the electoral college eclipse, all the other eclipses in this Hepton physically cross each others shadow paths in alternating sequence. In other words, the first and 3rd eclipses cross each other with a spectacular symmetrical x in the USA. The fourth and sixth eclipses similarly cross each other East of the Valley of the Kings just off the coast of Egypt in the Red Sea. The 5th and 7th eclipses cross each other( though just barely) west of Brisbane, Australia. I can find no scientific reason for this particular crossing feature of the current Hepton Cycle, though there is definitely one repeating cross that has defined itself previouosly ( Sraos 136 and 145) we may discuss later.
Saros 145 begins to complete itself first as annular-- in the northern latitudes of the western hemisphere, with the USA and UK in partial annularity. the first long-distance transmission of AC (alternating current) occurred 15 days later in Telluride, Colorado.
1211 days after the last eclipse, as all these eclipses will be spaced, 7 eclipse seasons ( 3 and 1/2 eclipse years) apart.
The eclipse was mostly over ocean in the south pacific...here is a drawing of that eclipse made from a ship.
This eclipse is Total as, almost all the remaining eclipses in this Hepton will be.
Saros 139 leaves a path from Africa, to India to China
79 years to the Day before the eruption of Mount Saint Helens, the 2nd Total eclipse of the 20th Century travels from the southern tip of madagascar through Indonesia and New Guinea. 85% totality at Krakatoa volcano, which had began its great eruption almost precisely 13 years before on May 19th 1888.
The last true arrival of the 5-18 Metonic...it shows up once and then becomes linked to a partial in 1920.
The eclipse was almost entirely over water, only entering a tiny portion of northern Chile in the barren Atacama Desert, including the town of Copiapo, which was devastated 14 years later by an earthquake on Dec 4, 1918, the day after a Ring of Fire eclipse passed just south of there on Dec 3 1918 ( 76% coverage), one of the oddest and greatest eclipse/earthquake synchronicities.
Again, almost entirely over Pacific ocean and entering just one country, this time Costa Rica, totality ending just past Puntarenas ( Sand Point)
Incredibly again, the Hepton lingers almost entirely over Pacific ocean --beginning in extreme southwest Australia south of Canberra, and ending just west of Central America.
It's just beginning to take shape , as Saros 145 begins its first complete eclipse. Four of the eclipse were almost entirely over Ocean and one was confined to the northern polar region. Still some interesting characteristics. The last two eclipses in this series ocur on Friday into Saturday due to international date line .
The Hepton Two Story begins to take shape as Saros 146 joins the tribe as a partial eclipse...some of these eclipses are Tuesday
Hepton Two fittingly joins the twentieth century with an eclipse that links the New World and the Old. Saros 143 will remain a total eclipse in this Hepton series throughout our study, though I call Hepton Two a Ring of Fire Hepton because 5 of its seven members are Annular Ring of Fire eclipses.
This Remarkable Total eclipse literally begins over city of Winnipeg, Canada, crossing the Atlantic and bisecting Spain (entering at La Coruna--"Crown") before crossing North Africa , totality in cities of Constantine and Jeddah, total eclipse in Mecca ( the next will come in 2027)Saudi Arabia be fore stopping just at eastern border of the Arabian peninsula...The world was establishing new orders everywhere at that time, including Russia, China.
The Ancient order of Druids began enacting ceremonies at Stonehenge for the first time in centuries on August 2nd...77% totality at Stonehenge.
As the Saros begins to move towards a Christmas Metonic ( which it will achieve in 30 years)...Saros 140 crosses South America and skirts Africa...Barely a total eclipse with a tiny path of true totality on its way to becoming a ring of fire.
60 hours after the sinking of the Titanic, a hybrid solar eclipse travels across the Atlantic...details in the Saros Section. 90% totality at departure site of Southampton dock. Totality in Paris.
A Saros in transition. Soon it will be a hybrid, then a ring of fire.
One Lunar year after the World War One eclipse of 8-21-1914, a ring of fire avoids all continents in the Pacific Ocean.
A Ring of Fire enters Chile 24 hours before a magnitude 7.8 earthquake devastates towns in the Atacama region.
One of the strongest examples of earthquake eclipse ties, though the reality is hard to pinpoint.
A Ring of Fire crosses South America and Africa into Egypt one month after their formal independence from Britain and 7 months before Excavation begins on tomb of King Tut in the Valley of the Kings. Path of Annularity crosses all possible sites of Mount Sinai and across the Northern Arabian Peninsula before stopping just shy of the sea.
Clearly shaping up to be quite a cycle, as it puts itself together with a ragtag batch of partial, hybrid, total and annular eclipses. By the end of the 20th Century, this Hepton will have shaped itself into the 5 Ring of Fire, 2 Total eclipse cycle we see today.
4 of the eclipses are amazing historical events--two of them almost without precedent and worthy of further consideration---the earthquake eclipse in Chile in 1918 and the Titanic eclipse of 1912..
Reaching totality for the first time in its life, Saros 145 dives into central Russia stopping at the border of Kazakstan, on the heels of the Anti-Jewish pogroms of the early 1900's and 5 years before the beginning of WWI.
Saros 142 crosses South America from Ecuador to Brazil, path exiting between Rio and Sao Paulo.
Eclipse passes just north of Galapagos islands and crosses the north of South America, Colombia and Venezuela---totality in Medellin. Crosses the Atalantic to end just offshore of Europe 18 days before the Battle of Verdun...92% totality on coast of Ireland. 60% on coast of France.
On JFK's 2nd birthday, Einsteins theory of relativity is proved by simultaneous observations of this eclipse from both South America and Africa
Path crossed the entirety of South America from La Paz ("peace" 6 months after the armistice through Trinidad ( "Trinity"), Fortaleza ("strength") ...crossed Atlantic into Liberia " Freeedom land" and into Libreville , Gabon Freedom town.. crossed entire continent of Africa just to end immediately after passing into the Indian Ocean. Only eclipse in our studies to perform amazing feat of crossing both continents completely.
on JFK's 2nd birthday...the only other eclipse in 1919 will be on Nov.22nd, his death day metonic, and it will originate in Texas, where he died.
Entering the Autumn equinox Metonic. The 20th and 21st Century 125 year timetable will touch on the Spring, Summer and Autumn equinoxes and Solstice, and also on the Christmas Day Metonic.
from Horn of Africa through Australia, exiting south of Gold Coast.
Originating in almost the same location and heading in an opposite convex direction than the last eclipse in the cycle. The geographical center of Africa to Indonesia, Malyasia and the Phillipines
Originating south of Africa and heading out again over the Indian Ocean to once again interact with Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines...3 Hepton eclipses in a row in the same geographic location. Path crosses epicenter of Banda Aceh 75 years before the greatest earthquake.
HSaros 145 becomes a true total eclipse for the first time, initially appearing as a hybrid, 142 and 139 create a Tav just west of South America...The Einstein Eclipse shows great Continental precision by spanning the centers of two continents, then three Indian Ocean eclipses in a row finish the second chapter of this Hepton.
Saros 146 , still lodged in incompleteness, creates a partial eclipse in Antarctica on the Mount Saint Helens Metonic 60 years to the day before the eruption. The last time that Metonic will appear.
The total solar eclipse began in the islands of northern Japan at sunrise 9 days after the worst natural disaster to ever hit Japan, the great earthquake of Sept 1, 1923, which killed nearly 150,000 people and essentially destroyed Tokyo and Yokohama. Crossing over to Southern California then through Mexico, two empires are linked by the path, which would be at war with each other 19 years later.
The eclipse earthquakes of Chile in Dec. 1918 and Japan 9-10-1923 occur exactly 5 eclipse years apart from each other, both on the "Ring of Fire" tectonic plates..
The 9-10 metonic will be the 9-11 Metonic by 1969.
The legendary american singer and songwriter Hank Williams is born one week after the eclipse on September 17, 1923
Total eclipse exits the immediate northwest coast of Australia and crosses the Pacific ending immediately after passing just north of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Pope Francis parents will arrive there from Italy 2 years later.
As the Great Depression begins 24 years and 10 days after Great earthquake of 1906 ,a thin line of totality of the now Hybrid Saros 137 cuts across northern San Francisco before traversing as a much larger path of annularity through Idaho, Montana and Canada.
The two great cities of north American Coasts, New york and San Francisco are thus marked by total solar eclipses within 5 years of each other ( see 1-24-1925 New York eclipse)
36 years and two days prior to the Church of Satan being founded by Anton Lavey in San Francisco in 1966, just as the Hippie scene began to explode in San Francisco. . Saros 137, which reappears for Summer Solstice Pandemic eclipse of 6-21-2020
As the Nazis seize control in Germany, at the peak of a worldwide depression, a Ring of Fire chooses the great Metonic date of Monday August 21 1933 to carve a path of Annularity across the Mideast--Palestine, Jordan, Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan-- then travels over India and Southeast Asia, total annularity in Jerusalem, Baghdad ( Babylon), Amman, Gaza, Alexandria ---path cuts through Iran, Afghanistan, Northern India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Indonesia before finally ending at .the east coast of Australia ...
August 21 is perhaps the strongest of all the metonic dates...appearing in the world war one eclipse of 8-21-1914, here and in the 8-21-2017 USA eclipse, long after it should have faded.
Saros 134 cuts a ring of fire path across Australia and New Zealand, dies in Pacific just before South America.
The future Pope Francis will be born 3 days later in Buenos Aires on Dec 17, exactly 21 eclipse seasons ( 10.5 Draconic years) after Buenos Aires eclipse of 1927 mentioned above.
My Mom was born 3 days before this eclipse, and I was conceived in New Zealand.about 30 years after.
As war rages in Europe,a Ring of Fire crosses northern Mexico, Texas ( total annularity in Austin and Houston) and hugs the Gulf Coast (Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Mobile and Jacksonville) on the first new moon after Easter.
Bears consideration for Texas/ Lyndon Johnson connection.
Bears Metonic similarity to the coming 4-8-2024 North American Eclipse but on an East-west trajectory. Saros 128, which returns for Athens judgment eclipse on 6-1-2030.
Still configuring itself, Hepton Two ( Chapter Two) has at least 6 of its 7 eclipse with serious reasons to consider them., with the Jerusalem 1933 Ring of Fire and Japan/LA 1923 among the most interesting eclipses in history.
Sunrise in Liverpool and the sun broke through as the last great eclipse of the British Empire had its day. The path makes a great arc and barely reaches American soil in the Aleutian Islands. See the Beatles Eclipse...
Saros 142 avoids all land masses as it crosses the Pacific to come ashore and die as a thin totality in Chile...closest city Port Natales..."Nativity"
actually beginning on Feb 14 before crossing the date line...Indonesia to the border of Canada
The longest solar eclipse ( at 7 minutes 5 seconds) since the year 1098 takes a trip across the open ocean. And where would the greatest of the Saros care to visit as it enters land before disappearing in the sunset ? Peru, centerline at town of La Liberdad, totality ending at sunset over Madre de Dios National park. One of Saros 136's only non-continental shows ends near one of humanities most mysterious achievements--90% coverage at the Nazca Lines.
Saros 133 goes from South America to South Africa during some of the darkest days of WWII...exits South America near Fortaleza ( "sterngth: and Natal ( "Nativity")
Saros 130 heads the opposite convex after exiting South America at essentially the same place as the last Hepton, Saros 133 did 1211 days before... .exits South America near Fortaleza ( "sterngth: and Natal ( "Nativity")
5-20-1947 Total Eclipse--Again, South America to Africa..Totality begins just west of Chile--totality in Santiago and Salvador, Brazil, crosses Atlantic into Slave Coast of Africa and across continent, dividing metropolitan Kampala, Uganda and Nairobi Kenya...stops just after Nairobi
oddly indistinct except for associations this author has not had time to make...
On John F; Kennedy's 21st birthday, a total solar eclipse covers the site of Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition ( 22 years almost exactly after his daring May 1916 500 mile crossing of the Ocean in a rowboat and mountaineering traverse of South Georgia) , one of the greatest survival stories in the history of humanity, including totality on South Georgia Island and 93% on Elephant Island. 1938 is the last year that JFK's exact birth and death days appear in successive eclipses. ( 19 years after they did so 1919)---Saros 146
The Metonic cycle begins to settle in on the Fall equinox. 3 months after Germany turned on the Soviet Union and invaded them, 3 weeks after 23,000 Hungarian Jews are slaughtered by the Gestapo in Ukraine and 8 days before 30,000 more are killed at Babi Yar near Kiev., a total solar eclipse cuts across the USSR (starting just east of Ukraine) and China, during great battle of Changsha China ( 95% totality), Totality in Wuhan and Taipei---Saros 143, which lost its totality in 1995
southern boundary of British Empire Eclipse in the midst of terrible fighting in the World War
Narrow path of totality goes right over Bangkok, Thailand-- cuts Vietnam and Laos in half, disappears in wide swath and then reappears over China just in time to bisect North and South Korea close to the 38th Parallel. North Korea invades the South 2 years later on 6-25-1950, sparking the Korean War. Eclipse also divides Vietnam, which was embroiled in war with its colonizer France, and would be officially divided into two nations 6 years later, and be at war, both civil and foreign, until nearly 1980 . Eclipse eventually ends in Pacific after crossing Aleutian Islands of USA--Saros 137 (see 5-30-1984 Washington DC, 6-21-2020 Pandemic Solstice Judgment) .
One of many 20th century eclipses that bring associations of the Slave Trade, a Ring of Fire eclipse 332 years after first slaves brought to English colonial Jamestown in August 20 1619. Path begins in Virginia with Total Annularity in Jamestown and colonial Williamsburg, crosses Atlantic to the Slave Coast, including Angola, which had been home to the 20 or so Africans brought on the first ship. The eclipse crosses Africa and ends in the middle of Madagascar almost precisely on capital of Anananarivo. Saros 134 ( 8-21-1933 Jerusalem, 10-14-2023 USA Ring of Fire)
Christmas Ring of Fire in South Africa.. one of only two Christmas eclipses in centuries....Total annularity in Port Elizabeth ( Saros 131--returns for MLK Metonic 1-15-1991)
On the 4-19 Darwin Death Day Metonic, yet another Ring of Fire eclipse heads straight for Southeast Asia on a nearly identical path as the May 9 1948 eclipse ten years before.. You will likely not find anything quite so remarkable as this southeast asia eclipse swarm outlined in the main eclipse overview elsewhere at this site.. Yes, Bangkok is again in the path of Annularity for the fourth time in 10 years(odds for this happening randomly are about one in 500 million). the path then proceeds once again over Angkor Wat in Cambodia and divides Vietnam for the fourth time in 10 years. Total annularity again in Taipei, Taiwan. Saros 128 ( look for it in the Athens 6-1-2030 Judgment)
This Great Hepton Ring of Fire Series begins to achieve Maximum Expression,with every eclipse bringing with it grand associations of empire and history.
Monday 7-9-1945 was the day the White Sand s Missile Range in New Mexico was established. One week later, on July 16th, the world's first atomic bomb was detonated. The power would be first used on humanity 27 days later in Hiroshima and then in Nagasaki. Again, the incredible Saros 145
Total solar eclipse of 7-9-1945 travels from the USA to USSR. Path of Totality in Idaho and Montana ( Butte), Canada, Greenland, Scandinavia and then bisecting Russia ---98% totality in St. Petersburg and 95 % in Moscow. Path ends at western border of China. 60% coverage at Nuclear test site at White Sands. 70% at Los Alamos Laboratory.
Total eclipse from the heart of Africa to New Zealand
Total eclipse traverses Africa (Totality in Khartoum), then crosses Arabia ( totality in Jeddah/ 99% in Mecca), crosses Iraq near Basra, and then Iran (totality in Shahrud) ends in Russia.
1952 saw upheaval in Iran, leading to the US backed coup of August 1953 that installed the Shah. Saros Cycle 139 ( returns for USA 4-8-2024 Post-Easter eclipse)
Saros 136 achieving maximum judgment expression, which it will maintain until the Lord returns. The longest duration Total solar eclipse ( at 7 minutes 7.74 seconds) since the 11th Century and until the 22nd Century. . Just before Summer Solstice,Total solar eclipse begins over ocean and covers Sri Lanka before giving Bangkok their second eclipse in 7 years, goes over ancient metropolis of Angkor Wat in Cambodia and divides Vietnam 3 weeks after pullout of last French forces and beginning of US involvement. Eclipse goes on to give totality to Manila ( their last total eclipse until 2100. Totality over Mount Pinatubo almost exactly 36 years before its historic eruption on June 15, 1991...Saros 136, which is a star of our Judgment series--including the upcoming Aug 2nd 2027 Valley of the Kings Eclipse)
Every now and then an eclipse only impacts a single city. On the 466th anniversary to the day after Columbus discovers America a total eclipse travels the entire Pacific Ocean to end over the city of Santiago Chile. Eclipse occurred 5 weeks after Presidential elections ( the first that featured Salvador Allende, who would be overthrown by a CIA backed coup on 9-11-1973) --Saros 133 ( shows up in 11-25-2030 Total S.Africa to Australia)
The narrow eclipse path of totality crosses directly over Kolobangara Island where PT 109 had gone down 19 years before and John F. Kennedy showed great heroism in rescuing his crew.. Eclipse over New Guinea, where both Lyndon Johnson and John Kennedy had very different wartime experiences. They were both in White House at the time.
During the eclipse an extremely rare grand conjunction of the planets occurred, for the first time since 1821, also a massive year in history.. It included all 5 of the naked eye planets plus the Sun and Moon), all of them within 16° of one another on the ecliptic Saturn, Jupiter, Mars and Venus were on one side of the Sun, while Mercury and Earth were on the opposite side. When the Moon crossed between the Earth and the Sun, the eclipse was visible over India, where predictions of the world's end had been made.
Hours before the Beatles were scheduled to play at the Cavern Club, drummer Pete Best told his fellow musicians that he was ill and wouldn't be able to appear. Determined not to cancel the show, the group called around for a replacement and Ringo Starr whose group had the day off, appeared in Best's place. One month before the release of Bob Dylan's first album.
6 months after building of Berlin Wall.
Twenty years after Lyndon Johnson flew his mission in New Guinea.
The day after JFK announced Cuban embargo.
555 days after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, on his birthday Metonic ( actual birthday May 29, but we are dealing with hours over the course of decades), 177 days before interacting with Nov.23rd Death Day metonic, with another solar eclipse over Southeast Asia.
Path travels from extreme north tip of New Zealand to Macchu Pichhu Peru, with no land mass in the path between.
In two years, The world has changed much since the last member of this Hepton. The President is dead. The US is at war in Vietnam. Dylan and the Beatles are the biggest stars in the world.
All these things are in the cosmic timekeeping, written in a Master's hand. Who can read it?
clearly this is an impressive Hepton
Hepton Two begins at the South Pole.
On that day general Electric introduced the world's first "snooze alarm" alarm clock.
Total Eclipse begins just west of Boston and gives that city a total solar eclipse for the first time since 1806 ( it won't have another until 2200) just as its most famous modern son is campaigning for the Presidency of the United States. Kennedy gives a speech that night on the campaign trail in Rochester, New York. It is the only major city in America to witness the eclipse. Kennedy would be elected President the following year on Nov. 8th, the day after a transit of Mercury was visible across the Sun's face from the western hemisphere. Something that occurs about 13 times a century ..There are repeated cosmic associations in the 20th century that seem to bring associations of John F. Kennedy--Saros 143 (Kennedy would turn 43 seven months after eclipse)..Last total eclipse in this Saros cycle occurred Oct.24, 1995--over Vietnam and Southeast Asia!)
South America to Madagascar across South Africa, which is engulfed in national turmoil.
Exits Argentina at Caleta Olivia ( Olive tree)
The Columbus death day Metonic appears 460 years to the day after his death with a ring of fire ...56% coverage in his home region of Genoa, Italy. 36% in adopted home of Lisbon, Portugal.
40.7% coverage in Valladolid, Spain where he died.
Path traverses Africa, the Mediterranean , southern Europe, and ends in China...
The first of two times the September 11th metonic will occur for centuries ( the next will be the single city Mogadishu Sunrise 1988).
This Ring of Fire eclipse travels across the Pacific, elegantly curving along the Southwestern edge of North America, before diving down to enter South American nations of Peru and Bolivia. 92% coverage at Nazca Lines. Total annularity path goes just south of Lima...annularity at Trinidad, Bolivia.,
The next ring of fire in the Hepton crosses Chile 250 days before the infamous September 11th US backed coup which deposed the elected president Salvador Allende, thus linking Chile with the 9-11 Metonic.
250 days has some extraordinary properties. It is exactly 6,000 hours, or 360,000 minutes or 21,600,000 seconds or 35 weeks 5 days ( echoing 355 day lunar year).
path exits South America, crosses pacific and almost kisses the coast of Gabon in Africa at sunset.
Mauritania, Africa gets its 3rd eclipse in 3 years. Tripoli Libya sees total annularity 3 weeks after student protests famously erupted on April 7 1976 which led to public executions a year later. , path crosses Mediterranean, bisects Turkey and Southern Soviet Republics, ends in China .
70% coverage at Jerusalem ...87% at Athens, Greece. 80% in Istanbul, Turkey,
Total annularity at island of Patmos where john received Book of Revelations.
there's some interesting ones here, watercolor, musical type strokes and notes...
6 years to the day before Apollo 11 astronauts stepped on the moon.
39 days before the famous March on Washington that featured both Martin Luther King and Bob Dylan.
125 days ( exactly 3,000 hours or 180,000 minutes) before the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Almost 18 years after the twin atomic bombs were dropped by the US on Japan, Saros Cycle 145 which appeared at the Atom Bomb eclipse 18 years before on 7-9-1945 --Total solar eclipse begins in the island of Hokaiddo, Japan-- bisects the new state of Alaska before cutting across Canada. It touches the USA only in Maine, with totality in Bangor, 97% totality at Bush family haven of Kennebunkport. 125 days later John F. Kennedy would be shot dead in Dallas Texas ( 35 % coverage) Boston saw 95 % coverage. Washington DC had 77% coverage. The true beginnings of the USA 1960's, as far as solar eclipse cultural and political associations go.
The first Beatles record to be released in America happened two days later. It was "Please Please Me". The decade culturally will end 7 eclipse years later with the March 7, 1970 USA eclipse.
The Great Saros 145 which appeared at the Atom Bomb eclipse of 7-9-1945, Liverpool 1927 and again for USA Judgment 8-21-2017
Narrow line of true totality brings darkness to Lima, 97% coverage at Nazca Lines, 94 % in Galapagos Islands. path goes on through Resistancia, Argentina and exits the continent at border of Brazil and Uruguay, ends in ocean south of Africa.
7 eclipse years after 7-20-1963 USA event.
Total Eclipse. the southeastern seaboard had mostly cloudy weather though Florida remained fair. 93% totality at Cape Canaveral 230 days after men landed on the moon. Totality at Charleston South Carolina, the greatest Slave Port in North America 450 years after first slaves arrived at Jamestown (97% coverage) .
.92 % in Atlanta MLK hometown. 702 days after his assassination.
95 % totality in Washington D.C.,
96% in New York and 97% in Boston 639 days after murder of Robert Kennedy..
The end of the sixties, eclipse wise. The Beatles announced their break-up a month later. 3 months and a day after Altamont Rolling Stone Concert ..
Number one song " Bridge over Troubled Water" by Simon and Garfunkel
1973 has three eclipses centered on Africa.
6-30-1973 is the only total eclipse.
Featuring Saros 136, with its magnificent duration of 7 minutes 4 seconds, so you know it must be significant!
Eclipse crosses Africa, entering at Mauritania, 92% at Timbuktu, Mali. path through Sudan, tootality in Darfur. Exits along border of kenya and Somaila.
1-4-73 is a ring of fire. 12-24-73 is also a ring of fire. All three begin in or just west of South America and end in Africa. The June and Christmas Eve eclipses intersect right at the western border of the continent, at Mauritania.
interesting path connects city of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania ( "place of peace" ) with Melbourne Australia on October 23 1976 ...total eclipse of course as are all in the Hepton One series at this point.
One lunar year ( 355 days) after USA Mount Saint Helens/Microsoft eclipse, Totality crosses Africa from the slave coast exiting at Mombasa Kenya., bisects India ( centerline of totailty in Brahmapur) and Myanmar before ending in China
Maximum eclipse occurred off the Indonesian island of Madura Major Indonesian cities witnessed totality, including Yogyakarta... Semarang, Surabaya, and Makassar, in addition to Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea.
The only complete eclipse for all of 1974 and 1975 touches almost no land, only a tiny part of southern Australia..as we push towards the Summer Solstice Metonic which blossoms on 6-21-2020 Pandemic Eclipse.
Almost no country affected except Colombia, the only nation on earth named after Columbus, on the 485th anniversary of the discovery of the New World (53% coverage in Hispaniola, site of Columbus's arrival). Totality in Bogota. The eclipse accompanied national civil strife, including a general strike that occurred in September. Path enters partly into Venezuela
Ring of Fire February 4/5 1981---Hobart Tasmania, extreme southern New Zealand and Pacific almost to Peru..105 years after death in Hobart of Trugannini, the last Tasmanian ..two weeks after inauguration of Reagan/Bush.
A darkening White House from TV footage.( 95% coverage in Washington DC)..
A profound eclipse....visit this eclipse in the Saros section for more info...
May 30 1984 JFK Birthday Metonic, 177 days later the 11-22 JFK death Metonic appears for the last timeover the Solomon Islands., the two eclipses that began the 20th century.. His actual birthday is May 29 but that's how Metonic works, sliding around on the hours around a date...He would have still been celebrating his 77th Birthday 12 hours before if he had not been murdered 21 years before... Ring of Fire begins in Mexico and Crosses eastern USA before heading to Africa
From Kazakhstan ( Independent 4 years later) through China with total annularity in Shanghai, which will receive totality 22 years later in the great Wuhan eclipse of 7-22-2009.
. Ends past northern Solomon islands, place of JFK death day eclipse less than 3 years before.
Saros cycle 134, Jerusalem ering of fire of 8-21-1933 and USA ring of fire 10-14-2023 ...
occurs in the same year as 3-29 eclipse...thus making palindrome with 9-23 eclipse.
Exactly 7 eclipse years after the last JFK Metonic begins on May 30, 1984, the Martin Luther King Birthday Metonic re-appears for the first time in centuries.
Ring of Fire on what would have been Martin Luther King's 62nd birthday. Path Touches only a few inhabited areas, including Perth Australia, the island of Tasmania again and straddling both North and South island of New Zealand, including annularity in Wellington.
2 days before beginning of the Persian Gulf War air campaign.
856 days after the Southern California Sunset ring of Fire, The last significant eclipse in the USA for 18 years until the 2012 Columbus Death Day eclipse. A cross-country annular eclipse starts in the Pacific, bisects Baja and the Sonoran desert before crossing the heartland of the United Statesand exiting through the Bush family center of Kennebunkport Maine.
Big connections everywhere, including 4 presidents...see close-up in main eclipse section.
Serial killer John Wayne Gacy is executed on this very day in Joliet Illinois, which is on the path of annularity
.Chicago is on edge of total annularity.
Annularity in many cities, including El Paso, Amarillo , Lubbock, Tulsa, Joplin, Detroit, Springfield, Cleveland, Buffalo, Albany, much of Maine.
Crosses ocean and ends just after Casablanca, Morocco...
"The Sign" by Ace of Base was the number one song in the USA.
Clearly Hepton Two is creating ever more powerful associations and allusions as it reaches towards its maximum expression...
The last decade of the Soviet Union's existence begins with a cross-country total solar eclipse that touches no other nations. Within a decade both Georgia and Kazakstan, where the eclipse bisects, will have declared their independence. USSR will officially dissolve on December 26, 1991 (also a metonic date)
See the fuller story of this eclipse at the main eclipse section.
Total solar eclipse appearing in the same year as the JFK birthday Metonic for the last time, the 21st anniversary of the Kennedy Assassination is cosmically acknowledged. 2 and 1/2 weeks after the Reagan/Bush ticket sweeps to re-election in a landslide. These metonicly linked 5-30 and 11-22 eclipses are the only two solar eclipses of 1984. The only nation in the 11-22 path is Papua New Guinea, with totality in the capital of Port Moresby.
New Guinea is the site of the famous PT 109 incident which brought fame to John F. Kennedy for his indisputable heroism.
New Guinea is also the site of Lyndon Johnson's wartime incident, for which he received a medal under dubious circumstances.
Saros 142, which reappears in the Electoral College Pandemic eclipse of December 14 2020
As the March eclipses clearly begin pushing towards the Equinox, this pacific Total eclipse makes an x in combination with the 9-23-1987 Ring of Fire ( centerpoint somewhere northeast of the Phillipines. and connects at its inception with the last hepton Eclipse , the 11-22-1984 New Guinea eclipse centerpoint over New Guinea. Mount Pinatubo of the Phillipines erupts 3 years and 3 months and 3 days later in the 2nd largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.
Path extends across the Pacific with Partial eclipse in the USA in Alsaka
A tremendous eclipse path. Totality for entire Big island of Hawaii ( including Kilauea volcano), first total eclipse there since 1850 across Mexico ( including totality in Mexico City and Popocatepetl Volcano), touching every nation of central America ( totality in San Salvador and Guatemala City) through Colombia before ending in Brazil.
in the middle of Central American Crisis that saw wars throughout the region, 2 years before the Zapatista conflict in Mexico.
27 days after eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Phillipines
After dancing around Nazca for decades, the moon finally eclipses perfectly over the mysterious Nazca lines in Peru, one of humanities greatest artistic achievements...Totality in Asuncion, Paraguay. Path crosses South America and Atlantic and dodges Southern Africa.
An almost absurdly small patch of ground experiences totality on the 19th anniversary of the USA Mount Saint Helens Eclipse. The path literally goes over the connecting of North and South America, the isthmus of Panama just south of the canal zone. The path scrapes the extreme northern borders of Colombia and Venezuela --totality in Maracaibo, nicknamed "land of the beloved sun" founded 477 years before... Eclipse heads out to the Caribbean, crossing volcanic island of Montserrat., where the capital of Plymouth had been destroyed by a volcanic eruption the year before.
The first complete eclipse in almost two years. The first complete eclipse of the 21st Century, Summer Solstice. the first since the Great European Judgment Eclipse of Aug 11 1999, the first complete eclipse of the 21st Century emphasizes the Metonic of the 21 numeric . Double 21's in the number, addition of all numbers equals 12.
6-21-2001. The Summer Solstice reappears in 19 years for the Great Pandemic Ring of Fire of 6-21-2020, as does the Metonic date of the next total eclipse, 12-14.
The path begins just off the Eastern Coast of South America (29% coverage in Buenos Aires) into the Slave Coast of Angola and crosses middle Southern Africa, ending just after Madagascar.
82 days before 9-11 attacks.
Saros 127, which reappears in Pope Francis Eclipse of 7-1-2019 the same Saros that brought the Mayan/Aztec Apocalypse of August 8, 1496
Hepton One is obviously pushing towards maximum Expression with numerous peculiarities.
In 120 years of our site's eclipse history there was only one example of a single city eclipse ( Boston JFK eclipse 1959). All of a sudden there are 3 single city eclipses in less than 4 years--Mogadishu 9-11-1988, LA Metropolis 1-4-1992 and the. June 30 1992 brings totality to Montevideo Uruguay at sunrise and nowhere else but ocean. Montevideo means roughly " I see a mountain"
500th year since Columbus found the New World..
Buenos Aires Argentina is a near miss at 93 % totality. where Jorge Mario Bergoglio (who becomes Pope Francis)is first promoted to auxiliary bishop in Buenos Aires in 1992.
Bergoglio was born 3 days after the ring of fire eclipse of Dec 14, 1936. He becomes the first Pope from the Western hemisphere and the first Jesuit to attain the Papacy. His Birthplace and home of Buenos Aires does indeed become emphasized with a total solar eclipse on July 2nd 2019
Path begins in Iran, cuts through part of Pakistan, Afghanistan ( almost exactly 6 years before US ground forces invade), Bisects northern India with totality at Allahabad ( City of God) then continues through much of Southeast Asia before exiting into the pacific
A ring of fire cuts across northwestern Australia on Feb. 16 1999, the second to last solar eclipse of the 20th Century.
Indonesian Islands to Puerto Vallarta ( full annularity), Mexico over the Pacific Ocean, almost no land.
71 % coverage in Los Angeles.
"Foolish" by Ashanti was the Number One song in the USA.
9 months after 9-11 attacks
Ring of Fire Eclipse crosses Spain and Northern Portugal 21 years before the beginning of the Spanish Judgment eclipse series.
500 years since the retirement of Christopher Columbus and petition to the King for New World titles after his return from last voyage in 1504 ( he died on May 20 1506). 500 years since the arrival of conquistador Hernan Cortes in the New World.
Total annularity path squarely on Madrid,Spain as it bisects nation... then path goes over Algiers, Algeria 500 years almost to the week after Spanish defeated the Algerians and began 300 years of control ( Battle of Mers-el Kebirer September 13 1505)
eclipses cross Africa, bisecting Libya six years before it was essentially destroyed by civil war and NATO bombing.
Eclipse crosses Darfur in Western Sudan while ethnic cleansing and conflict accelerates.
Crosses Kenya ten months after Barack Obama starts his brief career as a US Senator on January 3rd 2005, Obama's father was from Kenya...80% coverage in Rachuonyo district
Indonesia inauguration Eclipse. 6 days after the inauguration of Barrack Obama in the USA. a ring of fire crosses almost entirely ocean to end over Indonesia, where Obama spent several years of his childhood.
total annularity in Jakarta, his boyhood home, at sunset...
beginning of Australia Day Metonic, appearing again in 2028 at the Spanish judgment
May 20 2012. Spanning the gulf between the East and the West. A ring of fire begins on May 21st and ends on May 20th, in one of the curiosities of the international date line.
Date is 5-20, 520 years after discovery of America...Columbus dies on 5-20-1506, 506 years before the eclipse.
China gets its 3rd eclipse in 4 years, Annularity in Taipei, Taiwan. Annularity in Tokyo, Japan. Path crosses Pacific and enters Northern California and crosses Mount Shasta, Reno, Zion National park in Utah, much of the Navajo Indian reservation ( including 3 of 4 of their sacred corners of the Universe mountains-- San Francisco Peaks, Navajo Mtn, and Mount Taylor in Ne Mexico)...Annularity over the four corners cross. Chaco Canyon, Santa fe and Albuquerque. Goes just north of White Sands Atom Bomb Site ( 87%) ...Annularity over Roswell..
.the path enters West Texas and
crosses George W. Bush boyhood home of Midland before stopping just shy of Abilene. It has been 10 years since US forces invaded the Middle East under his Presidency and 21 years since they did so under his Father's Presidency.
On this day, President Obama hosts the NATO Summit in Chicago, Illinois.
What more surprises can this amazing hepton bring? Perhaps it was Hepton Two's Maximum Expression .
Coming soon: Chapter 7...
. Simply one of the most profound geographic eclipses of all, The last eclipse of the 20th Century.. See focus section beneath
Between the two 2002 eclipses, the moon's shadow nearly makes a path around the world.
The 12-4-2002 gives southern Africa their second total eclipse in 18 months. It travels through the southern Indian ocean before crossing much of Australia...It stops near Queensland/New South Wales border very close to the location of the Australian Tav of 2028 and 2030.
The 12-4 metonic date returns in 19 years with the 12-4-2021 Antarctica Eclipse.
Saros 142 returns for Electoral College eclipse[ of 12-14-2020
The path that creates three Tavs. It intersects with the next 2006 eclipse ( ring of fire) just east of South America. It crosses the last eclipse ( Oct 3. 2005) over the doomed nation of Libya, then crosses the 8-11-1999 20th Century Judgment eclipse over the middle of Turkey.
Totality begins directly over city of Natal, Brazil ("Nativity " in Portugese. Crosses Atlantic to enter Gold Coast of Africa at Acrra, Ghana 39 years almost to the day after Martin Luther King's important visit there in march of 1957.
Path continues on across Libya, where it intersects the path of the eclipse of 10-3-2005, which occurred 6 lunar months before. The path of totality goes over the Mediterranean before entering Turkey.
80% coverage in Jerusalem.
500th anniversary of death of Columbus occurs 7 weeks later. ( 5-20-1506)---50% coverage in Italy, 26%in in Spain. at his death site.
The two total eclipses of 1999 and 2006 are spaced 2422 days apart. They are Hepton eclipses exactly 7 eclipse years apart and both occurring on Wednesday.
The intersection of those two great paths occurs over Northern Turkey about 200 miles east of Ankara apparently in the region of Tokat, an ancient city from the time of the Hitittes, which was also a Roman stronghold and had a thriving Armenian Christian community until the genocide during WWI.
These exact same Saros eclipses create the exact same cross over the USA in 2017 and 2024.
The 2006 path heads on to bisect Georgia 20 months before its war with Russia then crosses Kazakhstan, including Totality at Capital of Nur-Sultan, formerly known as Astana.
Path of totality ends just after crossing over Kyzyl, the capital of Tuva in Russia. Tuvans are famous for their throat singing.
At 6 minutes and 39 seconds, the July 22nd 2009 Total solar eclipse has the longest duration of the 21st Century.
Ten years before the Great Pandemic begins and the world changes forever; a change perhaps more drastic than in all the thousands of years prior. The Total eclipse of 2009 crosses Wuhan, almost perfectly in the centerline of totality. in 2005, Wuhan Institute of Virology undertook the task of building a national biosafety laboratory of Wuhan, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
The eclipse then goes over the great city of Shanghai, the most populated city in the world.
Shanghai becomes the largest city in the history of the world to experience a total eclipse.
Prior to that, the eclipse crosses India. Totality at the Taj Mahal. The Eclipse begins just offshore of India and heads straight northwest across India through hugely important cities--totality in Surat, Indore, Jabalpur,Allahabad ( City of God), Varanasi. Patni etc... before almost completely covering the mysterious mountain kingdom of Bhutan in Totality 8 weeks before a major earthquake., It traverses Tibet (95% in Lhasa)...It then heads to China.
The great Saros cycle 136, which returns for The Valley of the Kings eclipse in 2027
A total solar eclipse begins just outside of Darwin Australia-named for the famed evolutionist. . he published Origin of Species on Nov 24 1859, almost exactly 153 years before...153 is symbolic for several reasons--sum of the first 17 integers, and the number of fish caught by Peter in the net in John 21... .
The eclipse travels across the extreme northern coast of Australia through city of Cairns and over the Great Barrier Reef.
The last year in office of Barrack Obama, the only US president to have lived in Indonesia
7-2-2019 Total Eclipse--Pope Francis Eclipse. 2302 days after his ordination as Pope, Eclipse crosses South America (Totality entering at La Serena, Chile...totality over San Juan, Argentina) and ends at sunset near Pope Francis birthplace of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Leaves nation at Dolores (sorrows), Argentina
We began this journey with the world war one eclipse of 8-21-1914 ( metonically echoing in 1933,1998 and 2017)...let's look at that path again Once again, one of the most clearly ominous eclipses in history leaves the moon's shadow path across a continenet that was soon to be drenched in blood, just as fighting had begun and thousands were dying. totality from the border of India, across ancient Ninevah, Ottoman Empire ( Turkey), Austro-Hungarian Empire Russia and Scandanavia. Now look 85 years later:
85 years later, 143 days before the 21st Century begins , an extraordinary path of totality, apparently intersecting with the 1914 path over the region of Ninevah in Eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq. This path of totality begins just a few hundred miles from the East Coast of the USA ( 26% totality in New York City, 62% in Boston, 72% in Kennebunkport, Maine)...It then crosses the Atlantic Ocean to bring its shadow to the powers of Europe and southern Asia.
In USA, 26 days after death of John F. Kennedy Jr. and wife Carolyn in plane crash in Atlantic off Marthas Vineyard ( 60% totality) --11 months after founding of Google, a few months before founding of Gates Foundation, 4 months from Y2K hysteria and the changing of the millenium.
"Genie in a Bottle" by Christina Aguilera was the Number One song in the USa.
The year of the introduction of the Euro Monetary denomination, and the creation of the Eurozone, a total solar eclipse cuts across the belly of the new Empire. The Euro and Eurozone was launched on Jan 1st 1999. Eclipse crosses Plymouth and Truro in England, and the Port of Penzance ( "holy headland"),where England experiences its first Total eclipse since the Liverpool eclipse of 1927. then crosses the English Channel. The Eclipse Path goes across the entirety of Northern France, scraping Metropolitan Paris. Totality in Luxembourg and Strasbourg.
Picture above: the view from Munich. Almost exactly 60 years after the invasion of Poland, the eclipse makes a stunning shot across southern Germany and the province of Bavaria. It creates totality in the town of Branau Aum Inn where Adolf Hitler was born 110 years before in 1889. It creates totality in Munich, where he began his rise to power ( the beer hall putsch was 76 years before in 1923)., and wrote mein kampf. 66 years after the Nazis seized complete power in 1933.
80% coverage in Rome.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's birthplace of Salzburg Austria was in the totality. Crosses Hungary, into Romania--including totality in Bucharest, then onward into Turkey
The eclipse bisects Turkey. 6 Days later the worst earthquake in modern Turkish history devastates the city of Izmit ( 96% coverage)and surrounding region, killing 17,000 --including major damage and hundreds of deaths in capital of Istanbul.( 95 %). This is perhaps the most dramatic example of an eclipse/disaster association in our eclipse survey.
The epicenter of quake was less than 45 miles from path of totality.
The eclipse passes over Mosul Iraq and the ruins of the ancient city of Ninevah, famous in the Bible as the city Jonah warns on orders from the Lord. Less than 4 years later, US troops will invade.
74% coverage in Jerusalem.
The eclipse cuts the Persian nation in half. Totality over the great city of Isfahan. Eclipse occurs one month after student protests shook the nation.
The eclipse follows the southern coast of Pakistan, with totailty in Karachi, the 12th largest city in the World
One of the great eclipses of the century finishes out the century by crossing th e entire nation of India...exiting in centerline of totality at Srikakulum, a sacred city for both Hindus and Buddhists, site of Buddhist Heritage site Salindaham and is location of the Arasavalli Sun Temple --the abode of the Sun god--the idol of the temple was installed by sage Kasyapa and is one of the two sun temples in the country .
One of the most incredible displays of the extraordinary cosmic art of the Master--our God, who made and placed the sun and moon and stars and knows all the empires as he knows the names of all the stars. .The August 11 1999 eclipse has enough levels to be worthy of study for ages.
Saros Cycle 145, one of the Great Judgment Saros's .
It's next engagement with planet earth would come on August 21st 2017 as it crossed the entire length of the united States of America.
A total solar eclipse travels almost entirely over open ocean and arrives in Patagonia, South America without making it to the other side. Stops after crossing Torres del Paine National Park, city of El Calafete, , and town of Esperanza ( "hope"), Argentina.
Before it reaches Patagonia, however, it becomes the first Eclipse in 1400 years to cross Easter Island.
A total solar eclipse -- the first Eclipse in 1400 years to cross Easter Island--one of the most mysterious and isolated places on planet earth, a tiny speck of land on a vast ocean.. The eclipse occurred precisely during the playing of the World Cup Soccer final between the Netherlands and Spain. The Dutch had been the first colonizers of Easter Island in the 1700's. The Spanish were the colonizers of much of South america. Spain had asserted linguistic control, via Chile, in 1888... In a strange sense, it was a soccer match between two extinct empires, held in the midst of a total solar eclipse.. Spain won the match 1 -0
Hybrid solar eclipse with a very thin path of totality crosses the Atlantic ( 19% coverage at Charleston South Carolina at Sunrise, enters Gabon just south of Libreville and crosses the continent. Totality path becomes tinier as it goes but does manage to include Gulu Uganda. it is only a few miles wide of true totality as it dies over Somalia.
Saros 143 leaving totality on its way to becoming a ring of fire eclipse by middle of 21st century....
Last solar eclipse before the beginning of the famous blood moon tetrad of 2014 and 2015.
The last solar eclipse before the August 21st 2017 USA judgment eclipse, this narrow ring of fire goes over the Patagonia region of South America, including only major town of Coyhaique and heads across the Atlantic into Angola before ending in Zambia.
Occurs on the Feb 26 metonic date, 38 years to the day after USA Mount Saint Helens/Microsoft eclipse.
Ring of Fire. Judgment Eclipse. Summer Solstice. Father's Day. Across the continent of Africa across the Red Sea through Yemen, Oman, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Tibet exiting through China and Taiwan. 83% annularity in Wuhan , 70% in Mecca, 94% in Delhi, 35% in Jerusalem
October 14, 2023. On the Columbus Day metonic 531 years and two days after Columbus arrived in America.
Could there be a more elegant line drawn between the two continents?
Bisecting the western US, totality entering south of Salem Oregon, crossing the Four Corners and exiting the nation at Corpus Christi ("Body of Christ"), Texas (one of only 4 places named that in the world). Crossing the Yucatan and much of Central America.Crossing Northern South America. Exiting Brazil at the city of Natal, translated "Nativity" in Portugese. Exactly 555.5 eclipse years after Mayan Apocalypse Eclipse of August 8, 1496
Less than 6 months after Spanish Judgment of 8-12-2026., Ring of Fire Eclipse. Judgment Eclipse.
Again, 500th Anniversary Year of the importation of African slaves to South America,
the eclipse path traces backwards the maritime routes followed from slave traders from South America to The "Slave Coast of Africa"--Benin, Ghana and Nigeria--ending annularity over notorious port of Porto-Novo in Benin, one of the centers of the Slave Trade.
Annularity just offshore of Rio De Janeiro, - the largest slave port in the history of the world.
The last Eclipse in Chapter 7 of the amazing Hepton Two Series. Ring of Fire. Judgment Eclipse. Another extraordinary path beginning in Algeria and ending past Japan. Great cities along the direct path include Tripoli, Athens, Istanbul (Constantinople), Sevastopol, Volgograd and Sapporo.
We will look briefly at next three eclipse of Hepton Two, which would be included in a Chapter 8, if there is such a thing.. It is highly unlikely history will continue past these three.
On 19th Anniversary of the Wuhan Totality of 2009, a total solar eclipse does its part to create an extraordinary series of Alefs and Tavs over Australia and New Zealand.
177 days after Australia Day Eclipse. Total Solar Eclipse. Judgment Eclipse. One lunar year from Great Mideast Eclipse of 8-2- 2027.
Australia bisected with totality in Sydney and Botany Bay, where the first prisoners were brought to colonize the continent 240 years earlier, in 1788. Also crosses southern island of New Zealand, exiting over city of Dunedin.
Perhaps the last totality for the great Saros 143. It completes its cosmic tasks with an open ocean eclipse ending with totality at sunset over the most extraordinary landbridge on plant earth.
180th anniversary of publication of Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" in 1851.
9.94% coverage at Dallas Texas.
Only the tiniest patch of ground receives the annular path of the last possible Hepton Two eclipse to bear witness to our history, 136 eclipse years exactly after we began our Hepton Two journey on May 7, 1902.
A ring of fire begins south of Australia, just dodges the island of Tasmania and crosses the straits between the magical islands of New Zealand, including annularity in Wellington, where the author of this website was conceived 70 lunar years before.
It surely cannot go beyond , and if it does, someone else can determine those paths and histories and living dreams.
Described in detail at other places on this site. The Great American Eclipse divides the nation almost perfectly in half.
Eclipse occurs while Electoral College votes in Washington DC for Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris as President and Vice-President.
Pictured in conjunction with the USA 8-21-2017 Judgment...The great North American eclipse occurs 2 weeks after Easter and two weeks before Passover...passes across Mexico, USA, and Canada..Centerpont of Tav is over New Madrid Fault, 212 years 3 months and 23 days ( about 6,700,000,000 seconds or 111,666,240 minutes ) after beginning series of greatest earthquakes east of the Mississippi on Dec 16, 1811.
Saros 136 performs its final beautiful performance of the historical age in its Maximum Expression within a few months of one very possible 2,000th anniversary of Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ..
Passing directly over the straits of Gibralter, Totality hugging the north Coast of Africa ( Algiers and Tripoli and Behghazi)before diving down Egypt over the Nile and the Valley of the Kings (Luxor)--into Saudi Arabia--including totality in Mecca...exiting into gulf of Oman through Yemen, crossing very tip of the Horn of Africa in Somalia....
last land in full shadow is tiny Nelson's Island ( Britain) in the Indian Ocean..
Jerusalem sees 83% coverage , Madrid sees 86 %.. London 42%. Paris 51%...90% at Jabal Aw Lawz ( likely real Mount Sinai) in Saudi Arabia./55% at ruins of Babylon in Iraq. 34% totality in Berlin, 9% in Moscow.
Total Solar Eclipse. Hepton Cycle Monday Eclipse. 1211 days from 8-2-2027 Mideast Eclipse. 2422 days from USA 4-8-2024 eclipse.La
Creating an extraordinary cup of the Southern extent of the once great British Empire (see land masses to north of eclipse)Almost all open ocean yet crossing South Africa and completing Tav over Australia. Totality in Durban, South Africa. reaching almost to Brisbane and the Gold Coast in Australia
Total Solar Eclipse. Hepton Cycle Monday Eclipse. 1211 days from 11-25-2030 British EmpireEclipse. 2422 days from Mideast 8-2-2027 eclipse.
The Spring Equinox Eclipse of 2034. From the Coast of South America across the Slave Coast of Africa to Egypt, scraping north edge of Medina as it crosses Arabia, onward through Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan (totality in Islamabad), India, Tibet and ending in China. Jerusalem will see 74% coverage of the sun.
The Spring Equinox, 19 years after North Pole Spring Equinox eclipse. New Year's Day for Persian, Muslim, Jewish, Zoroastrian and Bahai Calendars. The following day is the New Year for India.
Total Solar Eclipse. Hepton Cycle Monday Eclipse. 2422 days from 11-25-2030 British Empire Eclipse. 856 days from last Australia/New Zealand Ring of Fire in Hepton Two. the last of the seven Hepton Mondays which began with the August 21 2017 USA judgment. Australia nearly perfectly bisected geographically. Totality in Gold Coast and North Island of New Zealand.
3443 years to the day from July 14, 1406 BC Great Judgment Eclipse as the Israelites entered Canaan ( one day difference is due to International dateline.)...One of the last total eclipses of Saros 127 as it heads off to die at the South Pole by the end of the 21st Century.
Exactly 571 Eclipse years since Saros 127 announced the Mayan /Aztec Apocalypse on August 8, 1496.
Two groupings of 7 eclipses, each spaced with 7 eclipse seasons and 7 eclipse years...Each creating startling geographic and historical resonance.
here is our chance. can you still say "so what"?
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draws nigh. ---The words of Jesus Luke 21:28