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Boost For Superstitious: Sun to darken on day of Pope's funeral (from ATSNN)

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posted on Apr, 6 2005 @ 06:19 AM
An eclipse will take place on Friday 8th, which as many of you know is the day of the Pope's funeral. Total eclipses are often seen as signs of great events, such droughts or the downfall of kings.
PARIS (AFP) - Those who say eclipses herald history-shaping events will find support for their superstition when, on Friday, the Sun will be briefly plunged into darkness on the day of Pope John Paul II's funeral.

Astronomers, though, say the eclipse, while of a rare and intriguing type, was calculated long ago and is simply part of a ballet in celestial physics between the Sun, Earth and Moon.

It will be visible on Friday along an arc ranging from the southwestern Pacific to South America, at a time it will already be night in Rome.

Friday's event will lasting three hours and 24 minutes, according to Espenak's calculations. It begins at 1854 GMT southeast of New Zealand, then races eastwards on a line north of the Galapagos Islands, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and finally Venezuela, where there will be a 33-second annular eclipse at sunset at 2218.

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As Homer said in the Odessy: "The Sun has perished out of heaven and an evil mist hovers over all."

Fitting words to describe the death of John Paul II, and no matter what religious beliefs you may have, even if none at all, it is a symbolic sign to mourn his death.

If you are a skeptic, let me introduce you to another eclipse that happened during another famous event:
Two eclipses occurred near Palestine in AD29 and AD33 which, for some Christians, give astronomical proof to the biblical account that the sky darkened at Jesus' death on the cross.

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Boost for superstitious: Sun to darken on day of pope's funeral

posted on Apr, 6 2005 @ 07:37 AM
No wonder the pope held out for so long.....he must have known about this.....

posted on Apr, 6 2005 @ 07:53 AM
Wasn't Pope John Paul II born during an eclipse aswell?

posted on Apr, 6 2005 @ 08:30 AM
He was born during that time. Also, if these prophecies hold true, then the Pope after next will be the last one ever....spooky!

posted on Apr, 6 2005 @ 09:23 AM
He actually was born during an eclipse which puts an eerie 'start' and 'finish' point on his life.

posted on Apr, 6 2005 @ 09:32 AM
The Malachi prophecy calls JP2 the "labour of suns". Many people believe this points to his birth during a solar eclipse, but personally, I think that's a bit of a stretch. Interesting, though.

posted on Apr, 6 2005 @ 09:34 AM
There is an identical news submission submitted long before this one here:

posted on Apr, 6 2005 @ 01:07 PM
i think it is kind of strange..sends a lil shiver lol. but i guess we will know soon enough if it means anything. Im not gonna waste my time trying to because more than likley ill be wrong.

Kind Regards,

posted on Apr, 6 2005 @ 03:33 PM
The simple explanation is usually the correct one. enough said.

posted on Apr, 6 2005 @ 03:44 PM
Sorry we already have an ongoing discussion on this. Please feel free to add your thoughts and opinions to the following thread.

Thanks Everyone

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