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Of the ‘Sting of the Scorpion’ Siding Spring

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SS:  this month i am focusing on Siding Spring as it races toward Mars this month. Siding Spring was near the “End of the River” Achernar last month and is now moving very quickly into the mayan Hunab Ku region. On the 27th the Siding Spring appears next to the star Sargas (Theta Scorpii) and Shaula (Lambda Scorpii) the ‘Sting of the Scorpion’..

SS: as we can see from NASA video what’s up for september is a mars alignment with the moon and the star Antares. this alignment happens at the time that Siding Spring is passing near the stars Shaula (Lambda Scorpii) and  Sargas (Theta Scorpii).. next month Siding Spring will make it near Mars passage in the middle of the mayan Hunab Ku. we can see in my close up star map of the 29 sept. the Centaurus piercing lupus the wolf at the “Norma Jean” stargate.

SS: the “Eyes of the Scorpion has appeared in China as can see from the latest spaceweather image. tomorrow the moon arrives to join the Eyes of the Scorpion . new starmap above i have released my first e-book publication on 26 september at the the start of the lunar mars antares alignment in the hinab ku when the moon was in alignment with mercury.

SS: UPDATE 10-01-14: imediatly following the Lunar Mars Antares Siding Spring alignment on the 29 September the vanguard come Schwassmann Wachmann went into OUTBURST on 30 September 2014. SW1 happens to be very near Antares as well .. this can be seen in the new starmap i have added. SW1 outbursts usually last about two weeks unless it is a mega-outburst which could last two months. likely this outburst will last two weeks which means it will be in OUTBURST during the lunar eclipse in october. outbursting comet means more cometary x-rays and scalar activity.

MARS vs. ANTI-MARS: Shining bright red in the heart of the constellation Scorpius, 1st-magnitude star Antares is often mistaken for Mars. In Greek, “Antares” means “rival of Mars” or “anti-Mars,” so-named because it is about the same brightness and color as the Red Planet. As September comes to a close, the rivals are converging. Jeff Dai sends this photo of Mars and Antares setting side-by-side behind Mount Balang in Sichuan, China:

What’s Up for September 2014  Published on Aug 29, 2014 NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: View the red star Antares near the red planet Mars, plus the Zodiacal Light that points towards Jupiter in the morning sky. (NASA Screen Captures)

Caterpillar Comet Poses for Pictures En Route to Mars August 30, 2014 As Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring sidles towards its October 19th encounter with Mars, it’s passing a trio of sumptuous deep sky objects near the south celestial pole this week. Astrophotographers weren’t going to let the comet’s picturesque alignments pass without notice. Rolando Ligustri captured this remarkable view using a remote, computer-controlled telescope on August 29th. It shows the rich assemblage of stars and star clusters that comprise the Small Magellanic Cloud, one of the Milky Way’s satellite galaxies located 200,000 light years away.

NASA Mars Spacecraft Prepare for Close Comet Flyby July 25, 2014 In the days before and after the comet’s flyby, NASA will study the comet by taking advantage of how close it comes to Mars. Researchers plan to use several instruments on the Mars orbiters to study the nucleus, the coma surrounding the nucleus, and the tail of Siding Spring, as well as the possible effects on the Martian atmosphere. This particular comet has never before entered the inner solar system, so it will provide a fresh source of clues to our solar system’s earliest days.

Mars’ atmosphere, though much thinner than Earth’s, is thick enough that NASA does not anticipate any hazard to the Opportunity and Curiosity rovers on the planet’s surface, even if dust particles from the comet hit the atmosphere and form into meteors. Rover cameras may be used to observe the comet before the flyby, and to monitor the atmosphere for meteors while the comet’s dust trail is closest to the planet.

NASA’s Swift Satellite Tallies Water Production of Mars-bound Comet June 19, 2014 The comet makes its closest approach to Mars on Oct. 19, passing just 86,000 miles (138,000 km) from the Red Planet — so close that gas and dust in the outermost reaches of the comet’s atmosphere, or coma, will interact with the atmosphere of Mars.

Mars Express team readies for Siding Spring 02/07/2014 While we know the comet will not hit Mars, nor our spacecraft, Mars Express, initial observation data lead us to expect that the coma (the cloud of dust particles surrounding the comet’s nucleus) will be big enough to envelop Mars and therefore the spacecraft orbiting it.

Antares, also known by its Bayer designation Alpha Scorpii (abbreviated to α Scorpii or α Sco), is the seventeenth brightest star in the nighttime sky[a] and the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius, and is often referred to as “the heart of the scorpion. Alternative name of this star, meaning “the Heart of Scorpion”: In ancient Egypt, Antares represented the scorpion goddess Serket (and was the symbol of Isis in the pyramidal ceremonials).[23]”

Serqet /ˈsɜrˌkɛt/, also known as Selket, Serket or Selcis /ˈsɛlsɨs/, is the goddess of healing venomous stings and bites in Egyptian mythology, originally the deification of the scorpion.[2] Scorpion stings lead to paralysis and Serket’s name describes this, as it means (she who) tightens the throat, however, Serket’s name also can be read as meaning (she who) causes the throat to breathe, and so, as well as being seen as stinging the unrighteous, Serket was seen as one who could cure scorpion stings and the effects of other venoms such as snake bites. In Ancient Egyptian art, Serket was shown as a scorpion (a symbol found on the earliest artifacts of the culture, such as the protodynastic period), or as a woman with a scorpion on her head. Although Serket does not appear to have had any temples, she had a sizable number of priests in many communities.

Theta Scorpii (θ Sco, θ Scorpii) is a star in the southern zodiac constellation of Scorpius. It has the traditional name Sargas, of Sumerian origin.[10] In Chinese, it is referred to as 尾宿五 (Mandarin: wěi xiù wǔ), the Fifth Star of the Tail.[citation needed] The apparent visual magnitude of this star is +1.87,[2] making it readily visible to the naked eye and one of the brightest stars in the night sky. It is sufficiently near that the distance can be measured directly using the parallax technique, which yields an estimate of roughly 300 light years (90 parsecs).[1]

Lambda Scorpii (λ Sco, λ Scorpii) is a blue star and the second brightest star system in the constellation Scorpius, and one of the brightest stars in the nighttime sky. It has the Bayer designation λ despite being the second brightest in its constellation. It has the traditional name Shaula, which comes from the Arabic الشولاء al-šawlā´ meaning the raised [tail], as it is found in the tail of the scorpion (Scorpius). It is known as Wei Xiu Ba 尾宿八 (the Eighth Star of the Tail) in Chinese.

Shaula: The Sting of Scorpius November 25, 2013 Shaula, also known as Lambda Scorpii, is the second-brightest star in the southern constellation Scorpius (which is visible in much of the Northern Hemisphere). Like many of the bright stars close to Earth, Shaula is actually more than one star. Astronomers have confirmed it is made up of two stars, and there could be a third one given that the star system is producing more X-rays than expected, according to astronomer David Darling. The star’s name is an Arabic word that means “the stinger.” Indeed, it forms the end of the hook-shaped stinger in the Zodiac constellation.

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Of the Catalina Island Rippling Pounding Surf

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Gen Xers are driving sales, reports CNBC’s Morgan Brennan on the surfing industry’s impressive growth. (CNBC Screen Capture)

A look at photos of damage to a boatyard in Santa Catalina Island, and the weather forecast into the Labor Day weekend, with The Weather Channel’s Alex Wallace. (CNBC Screen Capture)

This image provided by Mean Advantage Productions shows pedestrians looking at high surf left over from Wednesday’s storm on Catalina Island Thursday Aug. 28, 2014. Pummeled by high surf, the island was subjected to a third day of huge waves and dangerous rip currents as the area felt the ripple effects of Tropical Storm Marie churning off the Mexican coast. (AP Photo/Mean Advantage Productions)

This image provided by Mean Advantage Productions shows damage left after Wednesday’s storm on Catalina Island Thursday Aug. 28, 2014. Pummeled by high surf, the island was subjected to a third day of huge waves and dangerous rip currents as the area felt the ripple effects of Tropical Storm Marie churning off the Mexican coast. (AP Photo/Mean Advantage Productions)

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Of the Southern California High Surf Advisory

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Surf watchers are splashed at the pier in Malibu, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Southern California beachgoers experienced much higher than normal surf, brought by Hurricane Marie spinning off the coast of Mexico. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Surfers enjoy the swell of large waves being generated out in the Pacific Ocean by Hurricane Marie, as they ride waves in Solana Beach, California August 27, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Surfers in southern California took advantage of unusually large surf in Newport Beach on August 27, where a huge swell from Hurricane Marie was expected to generate waves as big as 25 feet. The National Weather Service issued a high surf advisory, warning that the swell, which has been described as the largest in a decade, would cause dangerous rip tides and possible flooding. This video captures surfers at the Wedge, in Newport Beach, a known surf spot which was expected to see the biggest swells. Credit: YouTube/OnychaHazel

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Of the Twisted Flamingo Champagne

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Small Screen delivers beautifully crafted videos about cocktails, bartending, mixology, food and cooking, each and every week. SUBSCRIBE to Small Screen: http://bit.ly/MF8FOT Be the first to know when new episodes air on our site! Sign up for the Small Screen Email Newsletter: http://bit.ly/13B6uVE The Cocktail Spirit on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1ajfvq5 Small Screen on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/15F6PwT Small Screen on Twitter: http://bit.ly/16Drsuj Small Screen on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/18lxkp9 Robert mixes up a delicious and elegant Champagne Flamingo cocktail. Watch on Small Screen: http://www.smallscreennetwork.com/video/7/cocktail_spirit_champagne_flamingo/ Keywords: champagne flamingo champagne flamingo recipe champagne flamingo cocktail Recipe 3/4 oz Campari 3/4 oz Vodka Champagne Instructions Stir with ice. Strain into a champagne flute. Top with Champagne. Garnish with a lemon or orange twist. (Small Screen)

Small Screen delivers beautifully crafted videos about cocktails, bartending, mixology, food and cooking, each and every week. SUBSCRIBE to Small Screen: http://bit.ly/MF8FOT Be the first to know when new episodes air on our site! Sign up for the Small Screen Email Newsletter: http://bit.ly/13B6uVE The Cocktail Spirit on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1ajfvq5 Small Screen on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/15F6PwT Small Screen on Twitter: http://bit.ly/16Drsuj Small Screen on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/18lxkp9 In this episode, Robert relates some cocktail history and mixes up the classic Champagne Cocktail. Watch on Small Screen: http://www.smallscreennetwork.com/video/1/ssn_cocktail_spirit_champagne_cocktail Recipe: 6 ounces chilled champagne 1 cube sugar Angostura bitters Instructions: Soak sugar cube with Angostura bitters. Place the cube in the bottom of a champagne flute. Fill with champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist. (Small Screen)

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Of the Northern California Earthquake

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SS: not going to say anything about this earthquake right now. saving this for now we might need to come back to this earthquake in the future. california looks like it was once partly under water and the mountain range was once the coastline.. it could be that way again someday .

Questions and Answers About California Earthquake Aug 24, 2014, 5:23 PM ET A magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck the San Francisco Bay Area early Sunday. Scientists say it was the largest earthquake to hit the region in 25 years. The quake struck at 3:20 a.m. about 6 miles from the city of Napa and reportedly lasted between 10 and 20 seconds. Here is a look at some of the basic questions about the science behind the quake that has shaken so many in California.

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake shook northern California on August 24, causing power cuts to over 10,000 households in Napa County. Dozens were taken to Queen of the Valley hospital with injuries, and three people were reportedly in critical condition following the disaster that was reported to be the area’s strongest earthquake in 25 years. Napa’s Pet Food Express posted the following footage on August 24, showing the inside of their local store during the earthquake. Pet Food Express said they were matching the first $10,000 worth of donations made at all their stores for Napa County Animal Shelter, in order to help out with lost pets, and displaced people needing temporary housing for their pets, following the quake. Credit: YouTube/Pet Food Express/Storyful

A magnitude-6.0 earthquake shook northern California early on Sunday morning, August 24, causing power cuts to over 10,000 households in Napa County, about six miles from the epicentre. The quake reportedly struck four miles northwest of American Canyon. This video shows the earthquake shaking a home in the San Francisco suburb of Hercules. Credit: Camille Freking/Storyful

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Of the Los Angeles High Surf Advisory

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A high surf advisory was in effect for Los Angeles and Ventura Counties Sunday, warning swimmers about strong rip currents. Chip yost reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (KTLA 5 Screen Capture)

A high surf advisory was scheduled to remain in effect through Sunday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Erin Myers reports from Malibu for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Aug. 23, 2014. (KTLA 5 Screen Capture)

A surfer emerges from a big wave near 19th Street in Newport Beach, Calif. on Thursday morning, Aug, 21, 2014. Lifeguards have issued a Beach Hazards statement for possible rip currents and waves of 5-7 feet with some sets reaching 7 to 9 feet. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Sam Gangwer)

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Of the Red Sequined Gown Marilyn Monroe

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LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 12: A woman dressed as Marilyn Monroe poses next to a Red Sequined gown during a photocall at Christie’s Auction House on August 12, 2014 in London, England. The dress which was worn by Marilyn Monroe in ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ makes up part of a collection of memorabilia from popular culture from the David Gainsborough Roberts collection, which will be on display at Christie’s Auction House, South Kensington until September 2, 2014. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

In this July 24, 2014 photo, a man stops at the ticket counter in front of a poster of American actress Marilyn Monroe, at the outdoor theater Cine Paris, in central Athens. The theater in the capital’s historic Plaka district is one of a handful of summer cinemas to have switched to digital protection. The costly conversion is threatening to put other operators out of business although none have said so far that they will have to turn off their old film projectors for good.. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

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Of the 2004 Turkish Stars

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The Turkish Stars, aerobatic team of the Turkish Air Force, perform a show during the Victory Day celebrations in Ankara, August 30, 2004. REUTERS/STRINGER

The Turkish Stars, aerobatic team of the Turkish Air Force, perform a show during the Victory Day celebrations in Ankara, August 30, 2004. REUTERS/STRINGER

A Turkish tank guards a military checkpoint near the southeastern city of Bingol on June 14, 2001. The military’s motto in its war against Kurdish rebels is written inside a Turkey map on the hillside: “The homeland can never be divided.” Two years after a Turkish court passed its June 29 death sentence against Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan, Turkey is refusing to budge on Kurdish demands to extend cultural rights and the guerrillas are warning that they could begin attacks again.(AP Photo/Str)

President Bush meets with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, in the Oval Office of the White House. Bush’s meeting with Turkey’s prime minister highlights a diplomatically sensitive question about the future of Iraq : What should be done about the Kurds? (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan bows his head as he prays during the funeral ceremony for two police officers in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003. Police officers Huseyin Apaydin and Salih Capkin were killed Thursday when an explosion hit the British consulate. (AP Photo/Murad Sezer)

Gen. Ilker Basbug, Turkish deputy chief of staff, left, is flanked by Gen. Metin Yavuz Yalcin, head of the army’s planning, right, as he speaks to the media in Ankara< Turkey Friday. Jan. 16, 2004. Gen. Basbug warned that bloody internal fighting could erupt in Iraq if its political structure was built on a federal system based on ethnicity. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

A Turkish army Sikorsky helicopter flies over an M-60 tank during the army’s annual winter war exercise in Sarikamis, eastern Turkey, on Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, a week before the country sends its first troops into Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

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Of the 2006 Turkish Stars

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The Turkish Stars aerobatic team participate at the RoIAS International Air Show at Mihail Kogalniceanu airport, 240 km (149 miles) east of Bucharest, July 29, 2006. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA)

Turkish Stars aerobatic team participate at the RoIAS International Air Show at Mihail Kogalniceanu airport, 240 km (149 miles) east of Bucharest, July 29, 2006. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA)

The Turkish Stars aerobatic team participate at the RoIAS International Air Show at Mihail Kogalniceanu airport, 240 km (149 miles) east of Bucharest, July 29, 2006. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA)

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Of ther Red-Tailed Mouse Eating Hawk

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A man is recovering from head wounds and a concussion after being attacked by a hawk last week in Lakeville. WBZ-TV’s Bill Shields reports. (WBZ-TV Screen Grab)

A red-tailed hawk comes in for a landing along an inlet of the Fox River at Ferson Creek Park in St. Charles, Ill. Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Rick West) MANDATORY CREDIT, MAGS OUT, TV OUT

There’s nothing more frustrating than something getting in the way of your food. That was the fate endured by a hawk on the streets of New York city recently, as locals and tourists gazed at the mouse he was preparing to eat. Musician @ZEPS told Storyful, “Sometimes people don’t like to be stared at by strangers when trying to enjoy their lunch. I guess animals are the same.” Credit: YouTube/ZEPS Sofrito Pito

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