Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Comet 12P Pons-Brooks [a.k.a. Kochav Yaakov]


My heart started to beat very fast when I read this article, because yesterday commenter Margolis confirmed that this Comet 12P Pons-Brooks is the Kochav Yaakov and today I read this article saying it would reach perihelion [closest to the sun] two weeks after showing up near the eclipse on April 8.

April 8 is Rosh Chodesh Nissan, and two weeks later it will be Pesach.  

I don't know why it's that blue colour, it's the same blue as the object near the Sun, which causes the blue flashes around the sun.  I thought it was supposed to be red. That issue will remain a question.

I love this blue, and it's the same blue seen here:

NASA photo - blue sunset on Mars

The sky on Mars is red and its sunsets are blue, which is exactly the opposite of Earth's.

Unlike Earth's sunset, Mars' atmosphere, primarily composed of carbon dioxide, interacts with iron-rich dust, scattering red light during the day and creating a red sky. However, during twilight, the red light disperses, revealing a cool blue hue due to the dusty haze.

I just threw that Mars stuff in because the blue is the same blue, but it's not really relevant to this post. 

You can read all about the Comet 12P appearance at The Comet vs The Eclipse


Anonymous said...

But the Rabbi of MayimAchronim says that the Zohar says that the Star of Yaakov will come in Elul on a Friday. He gives the specific day. How do we reconcile this?

Devorah said...

It's a question mark.

The 25th day of the 6th month could be Adar or Elul. The 25th of Elul this year is a Friday which matches the prediction as Rabbi Palvanov said.

We don't know what's going to happen between now and Nissan, we are just waiting.

Devorah said...

I still have a lot of questions.

The first one is that Rabbi Cordovero describes the Kochav Yaakov as being red and looking like a jack. [it has debris and "tails" which may make it look like a dragon]

The second issue is that Rabbi Yuval Ovadia said it has 7 moons.
As we currently have a second solar system which is our binary system, visible from earth, and we can see 7 planets [there are 8 but we can only see 7] which are all orbiting their sun which is currently behind our sun..... and at some point this sun is going to move out and will be visible to us. This sun is a "star" and we can see 7 planets orbiting it. This matches the description given by Rabbi Ovadia of the Kochav Yaakov with 7 moons.

So I am trying to put all this together and at the moment I still have more questions than answers.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it will turn from blue to red by Rosh Chodesh Nissan when the eclipse takes place.

Anonymous said...

wow! beautiful blue color!

Ash said...

I had a good look at what science had to say this rock is and I’m not so sure it is. It doesn’t sound spectacular enough.

Anonymous said...

Some of the images do show it as "horned" or with "wings".