February 21st is the day we’ll find out if Betelgeuse is going to go supernova.
Or, to be more accurate, it’s approximately when we’ll find out just how anomalous the red star’s dimming really is. We know it’s anomalous, but how anomalous? Supernova anomalous?
If the dimming continues after Feb 21, the possibility of an imminent supernova becomes a bit more realistic. If the dimming stops and reverses after Feb 21, then this was likely part of a particularly pronounced but regular cycle of the variable star. [Source: spaceweather.com, Sky & Telescope]
Answers might be forthcoming on Feb. 21st. Astronomers have long known that Betelgeuse is a variable star. It pulsates with many periods… “the minimum brightness is expected on 21 (+/-7d) February 2020.”
Betelgeuse is already showing signs of regaining brightness…
…so probably no imminent supernova.
Either way, the underlying symbolism is quite important.
As above, so below.
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P.S. The February 21 timing mirrors via the Sirian “Janus Mirror” (New Year’s Day) the Transit of Mercury last November…
[Nov 11, 2019 Mercury Transit Thrills Skywatchers Around the World]
It was also the month of Blade Runner – literally set in “November 2019“…
…featuring this famous quote:
I’ve seen things, you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I’ve watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost, in time, like tears… in rain. Time… to die.
– Roy Batty in Blade Runner (watch video clip)
Betelgeuse is the “shoulder of Orion”.
It’s the symbolism… indicating *something* going kaboom soon in 2020.