A Reminder That Jesus is the Light of this World: Five of The Brightest Planets Will Align Simultaneously in a Very Rare Celestial Array

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.-  Genesis 1:14-15 (KJV).

Get ready to see a very rare and spectacular celestial event as all five of the earth’s brightest planets -Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter- will align simultaneously, appearing in a collective diagonal row.  What a show this will be!

Beginning around January 20 – through mid-February – you can see five bright planets at once in the predawn sky. Photo Credit: Starry Night.

This rare phenomenon will start in the morning sky on January 20, and will continue every early morning until February 20, 2016.  The best part is – you will be able to see this whole event without any optical aids, all you need to do is LOOK UP! This will be one bright show indeed! You don’t want to miss it! 

In their outward order from the sun, the five bright planets are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. These planets are easily seen in our sky because their disks reflect sunlight, and these relatively nearby worlds tend to shine with a steadier light than the distant, twinkling stars, Earthsky.org reports.

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork -Psalm 19:1 (KJV).

A celestial event like this has not occurred for more than a decade, and will not be seen again until 2040.  The last time that all five visible planets appeared together was back in December 15, 2004, lasting until January 15, 2005.

It’s the first time the five bright planets, so-called as they can usually be seen easily with the naked eye, have aligned in such a way in more than 10 years, reports EarthSky.org.

The five brightest planets visible from Earth are lined up to form a celestial array that won't be seen again until the year 2040, as photographed Monday, April 22, 2002, above the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter, Fla. At top-most left is Jupiter, below and to the right is a star, directly below at the mid-point of the photo is Saturn, below and left of Saturn is the red star Aldebaran, diagonally to the right is Mars, then moving toward the horizon are Venus and Mercury (just inside the warmth of the sunset). (AP Photo/Doug Murray)

Photographed Monday, April 22, 2002, above the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter, Fla. At top-most left is Jupiter, below and to the right is a star, directly below at the mid-point of the photo is Saturn, below and left of Saturn is the red star Aldebaran, diagonally to the right is Mars, then moving toward the horizon are Venus and Mercury (just inside the warmth of the sunset). Photo Credit: Doug Murray/ AP

Why is this Event so rare and special?

Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth. –  Isaiah 40:26 (KJV). 

All of these planets are on completely different yearly cycles, so having them align together is an incredible display of our Heavenly Father’s work at hand!

Essentially a quirk of the universe,” Dr. Alan Duffy, a research fellow at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia, told Australian Geographic about the formation. And with the five planets on different yearly cycles, he added their alignment was “something well worth seeing.”

Jupiter will rise first, followed by the red-tinted Mars, golden-looking Saturn, brightest planet Venus and lastly Mercury. Exact timings will vary each day and depend on where you are located.

The Washington Post reports that, if you look south from D.C. before dawn on Sunday, Jan. 24, then Mercury will be closest to the eastern horizon, while Jupiter will loiter in the west-southwest.

There are also a host of stargazing apps to help you figure out exactly where to look and which planet is which.

Planets of the Solar System

Planets of the Solar System

The waning moon will also sweep past the planets from Jan. 27 to Feb. 6, according to the Coachella Valley Independent.

I hope you all will be able to go outside and see the most amazing things that God has bestowed upon us. I am always mesmerized and humbled by the awesome and incredible power of our Heavenly Father! As I see these things, I am reminded that it is truly JESUS who brings light to this world.

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. -John 8:12 (KJV). 

Always remember, when you see what God has made in this vast universe, praise him, for he is worthy to be praised!

That they may know that this is thy hand; that thou, LORD, hast done it. – Psalm 109:27 (KJV).

May you be blessed with clear skies for the upcoming event, so that you can experience the amazing wonders of our Heavenly Father. As a reminder, all five bright planets will be visible from January 20 to February 20, 2016!

In the Faithful Service of Jesus Christ, 

Lisa Muhar

Source: Earth Sky, Huffington Post

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PROPHECY:

And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke -Acts 2:19 (KJV).

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork -Psalm 19:1 (KJV).

By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. –  Psalms 33:6 (KJV). 

He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names. Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite. – Psalms 147:4-5 (KJV).

Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name:- Amos 5:8 (KJV).

Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee. –  Nehemiah 9:6 (KJV). 

Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth. –  Isaiah 40:26 (KJV). 

Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars. Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea. Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south. – Job 9:7-9 (KJV). 

Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth? – Job 38:31-33 (KJV). 

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