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Re: Foramen, Eta Carinae, part of the Great Carina Nebula

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  • mahtezcatpoc
    ... Looks like the Midwest is getting drowned already. Mark A. Holmes
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 10, 2011
      --- In thefixedstars@yahoogroups.com, "Diana K Rosenberg" <fixed.stars@...> wrote:
      > Mark sent:
      > 1.1. NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day (June 9, 2011)
      > Posted by: "mahtezcatpoc" mahtezcatpoc@... mahtezcatpoc
      > Date: Thu Jun 9, 2011 4:42 pm ((PDT))
      > <http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110609.html>
      > http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110609.html
      > NGC 3372, the Great Carina Nebula, in Carina, the Keel of the Ship Argo.
      > Mark A. Holmes
      > ===============================================
      > As mentioned in the description of the photo, the bright star is Foramen:
      > (this is its 2000.0 position; for
      > 2012, add 10 minutes)
      > Long
      > Lat Dec RA M Spec
      > Foramen Eta Carinae variable Argo's keel 22LI09 -58 56 -59
      > 41 10 45 -0.8-7.9 P
      > a huge, unstable nova-like blue-supergiant in the "Keyhole" or "Homunculus"
      > Nebula of the southern
      > Milky Way, the most massive, energetic star in our galaxy, one of the most
      > luminous known, "as bright
      > as 4 million suns." In 1820 it began to brighten steadily, attaining 1st
      > mag in 1827; after two more
      > variations, there was violent outburst in 1837, making it for a time the
      > 2nd brightest star in the sky; in
      > April 1843 it reached maximum brilliance of 0.8; then faded slowly,
      > becaming invisible to the naked eye
      > (7.9) by 1868. A new surge of energy was detected in 1993-95. In 1679
      > Halley "borrowed" Foramen
      > from Argo to be part of his now-abandoned modern constellation Robur
      > Carolinum ("Charles' Oak").
      > This is a major shipwreck area - from my book:
      > Foramen, a huge, unstable variable in Argo's keel, combines with a black
      > hole in Boötes and stormy Corvus to make this one of the most dangerous
      > areas of storms, shipwrecks and drowning; with Zeta Ceti (Baten Kaitos, 22
      > Aries) exactly opposite in longitude, it forms an axis that warns alert
      > astrologers of potential disasters at sea, and Nodes or Angles on Foramen
      > and Baten Kaitos will square shipwreck stars Castor and Pollux. These stars
      > were transited at the Oct 1120 New Moon preceding the tragedy of "The White
      > Ship" which sank off Harfleur's shore, drowning the 2 sons of King Henry I
      > of England as he watched in horror (the loss of heirs to the throne sent
      > England into civil war over the succession); at the Nov 1274 New Moon when
      > Khubilai Khan's huge invasion fleet was shipwrecked off Japan in a
      > "kamikaze" storm; at the Great Florence Flood of 1333, in 1530 when
      > floodwaters driven by high winds smashed Holland dikes, drowning 400,000, in
      > 1622 when a 28-ship Spanish treasure fleet sailed from Havana; 8 went down
      > in a hurricane off Key West (including Atocha and Margarita, found in the
      > 1980's), in 1707 when an English fleet in heavy fog and strong winds crashed
      > into the Scilly Isles: 4 ships and 1,647 perished (this and other losses led
      > Parliament to offer £20,000 for a solution to the problem of calculating
      > longitude at sea); in 1711 when 8 transports of a 61-ship invasion fleet en
      > route to Quebec with the families of soldiers, lost in dense fog and hit by
      > gales, smashed to pieces on jagged reefs off Labrador; at the "Great Snow of
      > 1717" - 36" (91.4 cm) fell in Boston and 60" (152.4 cm) to the north,
      > halting all travel for 2 weeks, "the most celebrated snowstorm in colonial
      > history," in 1737 when a Bay of Bengal cyclone engulfed seaports, causing
      > severe damage to Calcutta and surrounding areas, at the Great Hurricane of
      > 1780 that flattened the West Indies, demolishing a British fleet at St Lucia
      > and 40 ships of a French fleet at Martinique, in all killing almost 20,000,
      > in 1851 when a wounded sperm whale rammed and sank the New Bedford whaler
      > "Ann Alexander" after biting 2 of her whaleboats in half, at the 1864 Bay of
      > Bengal cyclone with a 40-foot sea wave that hit Calcutta leaving 50,000 dead
      > and 30,000 later of disease, in March 1889 when on the verge of combat over
      > Samoa, German and American warships were sunk in "the typhoon that stopped a
      > war," ending hostilities and leading to a joint protectorate, in 1912 when
      > the Titanic sailed, hit an iceberg and sank on its maiden voyage (1,503
      > perished), at the 30-foot tidal surge during 1969's Hurricane Camille (the
      > barometer at an incredible 26.84"): 400 died, 400,000 lost their homes; at
      > the 1979 collision of a cargo ship and tanker in the Bosporus: the tanker
      > went up in a huge explosion that damaged buildings in Istanbul, spilled
      > 95,000 tons of oil and burned for 2 months: of the tanker's crew of 44, only
      > 3 were saved; in 1982 when oil rig "Ocean Ranger" collapsed in 50-ft (15 m)
      > seas of a N Atlantic storm 150 miles east of St Johns, taking with it all of
      > its 84-man crew: the next day a Soviet freighter sank 65 miles east of the
      > rig - of its 40 crew, only 5 could be saved; at the 1983 Washington, DC
      > crash of an Air Florida 737 into the icy Potomac just after take-off in a
      > blizzard, killing 74 of 79 on board, in 1986 when a freighter rammed and
      > sank passenger liner "Admiral Nakhimov" in the Black Sea: 398 died, 836 were
      > saved; this was the Sun when a great storm hit England in 1987, destroying
      > 15 million trees (stars of Halley's figure "Charles' Oak" - now obsolete
      > -was in this area), and at a massive 2-day blizzard in 1996 that broke
      > records in Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states: Philadelphia alone got 30.7"
      > (78 cm) of snow. Mars and Saturn each stationed here, within 20 days of each
      > other, in Jan-Feb '82, cnj the Dsc of England's 1066 chart -- the stations
      > were followed 2 months later by Argentina's invasion of the Britain's
      > Falkland Islands: in the war that followed several ships were sunk,
      > including Sheffield and General Belgrano). Note: at this writing (2011) with
      > Foramen (and its Aries partner Baten Kaitos) approaching a World Axis aspect
      > of 22.5 Aries-Libra, the world's oceans are rising, "drowning" shorelines.
      > With both Venus and Saturn aligning with Foramen in Oct, it's likely to be
      > a ferocious hurricane season!
      > Love, Diana
      > Website: http://ye-stars.com <http://ye-stars.com/>

      Looks like the Midwest is getting drowned already.

      Mark A. Holmes
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