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5/12/16

Prophecy or Hoax: Mercury Transit Could Spell ‘The End Of The World’

Mercury will make a rare move across the sun on Monday – an important celestial event for stargazers and a portent of doom for some religious conspiracists.

The smallest planet in the solar system will appear as a tiny black dot on the face of the sun during a passage that will last for about 7.5 hours.

The last time it happened was 2006 and it will happen again three years from now, but then not until 2032. According to Nasa, the event occurs only around 13 times a century.

Writing online, he opines: “These conclusions force us to hypothesise about what this could mean to the observer. Will Mercury transit the sun in the wrong position?

“Will it’s parallax be off causing it to appear too large or too small?

“If not now could we witness a massive impact that knocks it out of orbit altogether?

“If not now will this happen whenever the ‘end times’ are upon us? These hypotheses surely demand further research and development.”

Happily the claims have been put to Asteroid Watch, which works with Nasa’s official efforts to detect, track and characterize potentially hazardous asteroids and comets that could approach Earth.

And their response? The decidedly unruffled remark: “Sounds like another hoax.”

Note EU-Digest: in answering this question we prefer to hang our hat on Mark 13 verse 32 in the Bible which states:  "But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father".

Mercury Transit Could Spell ‘The End Of The World’

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