Comet Atlas and the Pleiades Mar 20, 2020 23:24:27 GMT -6 brad, barbiosheepgirl, and 3 more like this
Post by schooldad3 on Mar 20, 2020 23:24:27 GMT -6
There is speculation about that a very bright comet may be approaching and may appear some time in early spring 2020. It is called atlas and will first appear in the constellation that we know as the big dipper which in the past was viewed as a wagon or chariot. Then the comet ( if as expected ) will move into the constellation of Camelopardalis. The following is taken from a book called Tall blondes explaining why the constellation is giraffe.
"To the Romans, the giraffe was camelopardalis (camel marked like a leopard). The word giraffe comes from the Arabic zarafa. As a verb it means to jump or to hurry, leading to the noun one who walks swiftly. It has also been traced to an Ethiopian word that denotes graceful one. But its primary derivation, in the opinion of linguistic authority, stems from a source meaning assemblage, as in assemblage of animals. The Greeks were more specific: they contributed its scientific name, camelopardalis (or the more common, camelopard), which literally describes a camel's body wearing a leopard's coat". "The Egyptians used a hieroglyph in the shape of a giraffe to indicate 'to prophecy', 'to foretell', which has been taken as evidence of its keen eyesight.
[Tall Blondes, Lynn Sherr, p.16.]
lets keep our heads on, be sober, and watch. Comets have a way of not living up to the hype and even if this does it will most likely be nothing more than a sign.