This comet came through the constellation Cancer the home of the "Beehive" and passed through constellation Gemini and the twin stars Castor and Pollux and left through the constellation Pegasus. This comet was clearly visible in the same region the August 11th 1999 eclipse.
BULLS OF THE SKY
SS: the pegasus and unicorn constellations are the warhorse constellations .. so i have added warhorse to this comet name for this fact .. the warhorse comet is accompanied by an eclipse ..
A cluster of stars better known by the name the "Beehive Cluster", or the Latin equivalent, Praesepe, which not only means a "hive" but also a "Manger", or "Crib". The name Beehive derives from the appearance of a swarm of stars in a dance of activity. In Orphic teaching, souls were symbolized by bees, not only because of the association with honey but also because they migrate from the hive in swarms, since it was held that souls 'swarm'.
The Maya made daytime observations of Venus. Venus had a psychological effect upon the Maya and other Mesoamerican cultures, it has been shown that the Maya were timing some of their wars based on the stationary points of Venus and Jupiter.
Huemac of the Strong Hands (another name for Quetzalcoatl)
the young god is Quetzalcoatl, the original comet figure who is also called Ehécatl, the god of the wind.
Other natural elements found as attributes of Quetzalcoatl are: Son of White Cloud, Serpent, whirling wind and a strange element that states: "when he walked he shook fire from his sandals." This was thought to be "emblematic of lightning." However, except for the Dragon/Serpent that was the comet, serpents crawl actually craw; along the ground.
For Two Days The Solar Wind Stopped Back in May 99, the solar wind stopped for two days. Actually, it dropped to 2% of its normal density and to half its normal speed. Although the solar wind varies greatly, this was the most drastic and longest-lasting decrease ever observed. NASA sat on the story for five months. Squished it flat. When NASA finally released that information, it was too old for newspapers to carry.
11 Aug 1999 Comet Lee Warhorse and Beehive Eclipse
Venus appears on one side of the eclipse with the star Regulus with constellation Leo just above and Mercury is on the other side of the eclipse with Castor and Pollux (The Twins) above it and constellation Orion SW of it. The eclipse is positioned between the constellations Leo and Gemini.
Total eclipse occurred over the Indian city of Maliya.
Orthographic Projection Map of the Eclipse Path
Stereographic Projection Map of the Eclipse Path
Eclipse Path Through Europe
Eclipse Path Through Middle East
Eclipse Path Through South Asia
Figure 25: The Sky During Totality As Seen From Center Line At 11:00 UT
Equidistant Cylindrical Projection Maps of the Eclipse Path
Swarm of Stars: Peer into the Beehive Cluster The cluster appears to the eye as a fuzzy patch of light, but binoculars will reveal its stellar nature. Officially called M44, the cluster has a curious naming history. Some astronomy texts speak of "Praesepe, the Manger," while others simply call it the "Beehive." A manger is defined as "a trough in which feed for donkeys is placed." The cluster was apparently first called Praesepe 20 centuries ago. Indeed, two nearby stars, Gamma and Delta Cancri are also known as Asellus Borealis and Asellus Australiis the northern and southern ass colts feeding from a manger.
Roughly 3,000 years ago, the point in the sky marking the position of the June solstice lay very close to Praesepe. But thanks to precession -- the "wobble" that the Earths axis describes over an interval of 25,700 years -- the solstice point has shifted out of Cancer and is now located in the adjacent constellation of Gemini, having apparently slid backward toward the west over the last three millennia.
"When the gods were recieving the ambrosia of immortality, the moon detected the anti-god Rahu disguised as a god. Because of the moon, Rahu had to die, but although his head was severed from his body he could not truly die, for he had tasted the ambrosia. His head remained alive. As a revenge, whenever the moon is full, Rahu tries to devour it. This is the tail of the eclipses."
- The Gods of India
"The war between the Gods and the Giants as marked by the eclipse of the sun at the ascending node of the moon."
- The Secret Doctrine by H.P. Blavatsky
16 Sept 1999 Giant Blackhole OUTBURST of V4641 Sgr (previous GM Sgr) Mayan Hunab Ku
Star-Eating Mass Found Near Center of Milky Way A brilliant X-ray outburst in the direction of the galactic center flared to prominence last Wednesday, turning a relatively sedate energy source into the brightest X-ray object in the sky. Instruments aboard at least two X-ray observing spacecraft detected the flash, which was most likely produced by a huge mass of material being swallowed by a black hole or neutron star. The event has been tracked down to an area near a visible star called GM Sagittarii in the constellation Sagittarius. That star is known to vary in brightness when observed at visible light, said Mike McCollough, a staff scientist at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. The existence of a high-energy X-ray source next to it means that the star is actually part of a system called an X-ray binary, a pair in which a star and an extremely dense object such as a neutron star or a black hole orbit each other, he said. Last week's unusually energetic activity was first noticed Wednesday, said McCollough, who works on a team that analyzes data from the Burst and Transient Source Experiment (BATSE) instrument aboard the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. That NASA spacecraft is designed to observe sources of high-energy radiation. When McCollough heard that other instruments had detected the X-ray burst, he looked at information from the Compton instruments and noticed a brief, but huge spike in emissions from GM Sagittarii on Tuesday. The object -- which is typically some 30 times dimmer than the pulsar in the Crab nebula -- jumped to about five times brighter than that object before it dimmed again. The Crab pulsar is usually the brightest X-ray object in the sky. It is the standard against which X-ray luminosity is commonly measured.
Closest Black Hole to Earth Discovered The black hole, which is associated with a visible star called V 4641, is being called a micro-quasar because it exhibited for a few days in September the brilliant behavior associated with quasars. It sent out tremendous bursts of X-ray radiation and shot out jets of plasma at some 90 percent the speed of light, said Robert Hjellming, of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Hjellming and colleagues from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology made the announcement here at the meeting of the American Astronomical Society. Quasars are thought to be black holes billions of times more massive than the sun that lie at the heart of active galactic nuclei. They are extremely energetic X-ray emitters that shoot out tremendous fountains of plasma at velocities approaching the speed of light. These jets stretch for thousands of light-years, puzzling astrophysicists who must struggle to answer how black holes provide the oomph and direction for such powerful columns. (A light-year is 5.88 trillion miles.) Although V 4641 is billions of times smaller than any quasar -- weighing somewhere between three and 10 solar masses -- astronomers who were looking at the object recognized the behavior. Only three other black holes have earned the micro-quasar distinction, but this is the closest one ever seen. It lies just 1,600 light-years from Earth on the way to the center of the Milky Way in the direction of the constellation Sagittarius. The object drew tremendous attention from astronomers last September after it erupted in a giant X-ray burst, dimmed, and then fired to life again the following day.
Photo: These three radio images, made from observations at the Very Large Array in Soccorro, New Mexico, show the activity of V 4641's jets on Sept. 16 and 17, 1999. The first image shows a jet shooting outward about 125 astronomical units -- three times the distance from the sun to Pluto. It moves at about 90 percent the speed of light on a path that is slightly inclined towards Earth. Just 30 minutes later, the jet had faded noticeably (center image). By the following day the intensity had dropped 40 times (right), but it remained for about three weeks until its signal faded into the background. Credit: Robert Hjellming, National Radio Astronomy Observatory
SS: Scorpio and Sagittarius are the direction of our galactic core known as hunab ku to the mayans. it is from this direction the interstellar winds flow from the galactic center to our solar system bringing with it interstellar dust.
MAYAN BEE GOD
The Bee image of a flying god has to be related to a stinging element. Ophiuchus has a blocky appearance with a pointed roof. It has two extra areas on each side where the radishes appear to fit. The area on the left stretches out into the Milky Way, just about where there is a break in the star formation. It gives the appearance of bees either coming or going from a hive. This alone is not very convincing. The two places that use a bee-god image most prominently are near the sea coast at Tulum, and in the Mississippi area of the US.
There is still another point which should be considered. It is in the Maya Puuc area, that a bee god becomes very important, more important than God L. In the Mississippi area, also, there are references to a "bee" god, but the Inca have no such designation for this "god." Ophiuchus has a square frame with a pointed roof-like top and two side flanges (where the radish images seem to reside). On the left side, the wider flange (as the North of the Equator view) connects at the top with the Milky Way, where there is a break in the star trail. With this version, or artistic representation, the constellation has the appearance of bees coming into or leaving a hive. In spite of the lack, the Inca version of a god is shown as a serpent holder with a pointed hat which appears to fit into top of the Ophiuchus constellation. Also, the coat of arms of the Inca shows a serpent that is attached to each side of the royal headband (almost as earrings).
21 Sept 1999 Jupiter's Light Show
Thurs 12 Apr Sky and News Telescope Already recognized as the most potent system of its kind in the solar system, it appears that Jupiter's aurora can also put on quite a dazzling and impromptu light show. On September 21, 1999, as the Hubble Space Telescope looked on, the planet's north polar region erupted with ultraviolet light that brightened 30-fold in just 70 seconds. Then, almost as quickly, the outburst abated. Although space physicists have been monitoring the Jovian aurora with HST for more than a decade, nothing this intense or abrupt has ever been witnessed.
Unlike terrestrial auroras, which are powered by solar-wind interactions with Earth's magnetic bubble, those on Jupiter draw their energy largely from the breakneck, 9.9-hour rotation of the planet and its inner magnetosphere. Trapped electrons spiral down the magnetic field lines and slam into the planet's upper atmosphere, causing hydrogen atoms to glow in a bright oval of ultraviolet light. However, the 1999 flare occurred poleward of the ubiquitous auroral oval, implying a source region farther out in the magnetosphere, some 3 or 4 million kilometers from the planet's sunward-facing "morning" quadrant.
The HST observers, led by J. Hunter Waite Jr. (Southwest Research Institute), can't yet explain what caused the outburst, but they suspect an external trigger. As they note in the April 12th issue of Nature, the Jovian magnetosphere likely reacted to the arrival of a high-density pulse of solar wind. Because the interplanetary conditions were not unusually stormy that day, the team suggests that "such flares, if indeed triggered by changes in solar-wind pressure, may not be uncommon."
Photo: Jupiter's aurora flared dramatically in September 1999, and the Hubble Space Telescope captured the event in a series of ultraviolet images. This frame was acquired near peak intensity, 60 seconds into a 4-minute observing sequence; click on image to view an animation. Courtesy J. Hunter Waite Jr. (Southwest Research Institute).
Mysterious Dark Spot Seen Near Jupiter's Pole In catching up with Cassini spacecraft imagery that had not been fully studied, researchers have spotted a mysterious dark spot near Jupiter's north pole and watched it develop over the course of more than two months. They don't know what it is. But they released an animation of the phenomenon Wednesday. The spot is similar to Earth's so-called "ozone hole" in the sense that it originated near the pole and was confined to the polar region, said Carolyn Porco, Cassini imaging team leader at the Southwest Research Institute. But, like the ozone hole, the Jovian spot is probably not an actual hole. "It's not a physical hole," Porco said in a telephone interview. "It's probably a chemical disturbance, in which new hydrocarbon haze particles are created by auroral energetics." The Jovian polar spot was larger than Earth itself. It developed inside Jupiter's auroral oval, a region near the pole where colorful atmospheric lights are generated by the interaction of gases with electricity. The spot whirled like a vortex as it grew and stretched out over time, appearing on the verge of dissipation near the end of the observations. The images were made between Oct. 1 and Dec. 15, 2000, as Cassini approached Jupiter. The spacecraft's view of the planet was not directly over the pole, so the animation was reconfigured to show the event as though the viewer were looking down on the polar region from directly above. Closer to the pole, a second and smaller strange spot is seen developing about halfway through the animation.
Puzzling X-rays from Jupiter Astronomers using the Chandra X-ray Observatory have spotted a mysterious pulsing x-ray beacon near the north pole of the giant planet. March 7, 2002: Every 45 minutes a gigawatt pulse of x-rays courses through the solar system. Astronomers are accustomed to such things. Distant pulsars and black holes often bathe the galaxy with blasts of x-radiation. But this time the source isn't exotic and far away. It's right here in our own solar system. "The pulses are coming from the north pole of Jupiter," says Randy Gladstone, a scientist at the Southwest Research Institute and leader of the team that made the discovery using NASA's orbiting Chandra X-ray Observatory. Above: A composite image of Jupiter, its glowing auroral ring (blue), and a north-polar x-ray pulse (pink). Gladstone notes: "The x-rays we detected were 'soft' -- less energetic than 1 keV and less penetrating than the mildest of medical x-rays." It poses no danger to astronauts or Earthlings.