'Brighter than a full moon': The biggest star of 2013... could be Ison - the comet of the century - See more at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/brighter-than-a-full-moon-the-biggest-star-of-2013-could-be-ison--the-comet-of-the-century-8431443.html
A comet discovered by two Russian astronomers will be visible from Earth next year. Get ready for a once-in-a lifetime light show, says David Whitehouse, Thursday 27 December 2012 “…Comet Ison could draw millions out into the dark to witness what could be the brightest comet seen in many generations – brighter even than the full Moon….”If you believe that God created the cosmos, then you might concur with my opinion that comets and signs in the skies are part of his messaging system to humans. Specifically, if comets have meaning, what do they portend?
Since ancient times, the Jews have monitored signs in the skies. Here is a rabbinic opinion.Sukkah 29a It was taught: R. Meir said, Whenever the luminaries are in eclipse, it is a bad omen for Israel since they are inured to blows. This may be compared to a school teacher who comes to school with a strap in his hand. Who becomes apprehensive? He who is accustomed to be daily punished. Our Rabbis taught, when the sun is in eclipse it is a bad omen for idolaters; when Lavanah (Moon) is in eclipse, it is a bad omen for Israel, since Israel reckons by Lavanah (Moon) and idolaters by the sun. If it is in eclipse in the east, it is a bad omen for those who dwell in the east; if in the west, it is a bad omen for those who dwell in the west; if in the midst of heaven it is bad omen for the whole world. If its face is red as blood, [it is a sign that] the sword is coming to the world; if it is like sack-cloth, the arrows of famine are coming to the world; if it resembles both, the sword and the arrows of famine are coming to the world. If the eclipse is at sunset calamity will tarry in its coming; if at dawn, it hastens on its way: but some say the order is to be reversed. And there is no nation which is smitten that its gods are not smitten together with it, as it is said, and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments. But when Israel fulfill the will of the Omnipresent, they need have no fear of all these [omens] as it is said, Thus saith the HaShem,' Learn not the way of the nations, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven, for the nations are dismayed at them, the idolaters will be dismayed, but Israel will not be dismayed.
According to Josephus, Halley’s Comet hung like a sword in the sky over Jerusalem in 66 CE. Four years later, Jerusalem was completely sacked. Halley’s Comet passed by us again in 1066 (Normandy) and 1910 (four years before WWII).There are more instances: “The Jews have a teaching about comets. We are sure that it was Haley’s Comet that came through in 66AD. Four years later the destruction came. If we look at Haley’s comet in modern history, we see that it came through in 1910 and 4 years later WWI broke out. It came through in the 1980’s, four years before the first Gulf War broke out. In 1998 the Hale-boop comet came through our galaxy, one much larger than Haley’s comet. Four years later, in 2002 we had war going on in Afghanistan and Iraq (having suffered the major terrorist attack in 2001). Also, a meteorite shower appeared over Italy that looked like a sword in the heavens. Four years later, the Catholic Church started going through the great trials of the church because of homosexual predator priests. Think about it. The scripture tells us in Luke 21:25 that we would have signs in the sun, moon and stars.” - See more at: http://www.hissheep.org/special/hebrew/ancient_temple_signs_and_the_last_days.html
Update 7.4.2013: The Comet Of The Century! - See more at: http://news.yahoo.com/hubble-telescope-snaps-comet-century-fireworks-video-201615533.html
The Comet ISON shines like a cosmic skyrocket in a new video from the Hubble Space Telescope as the icy wanderer, which some astronomers have billed as a potential "comet of the century," streaks through our solar system at a staggering 48,000 mph.