Is the World ending on December 21st, 2020? the internet is abuzz over what will happen on Monday. Some say we will finally get superpowers while some say the apocalypse is coming.
December 21st will not mark the beginning of a zombie apocalypse, I know, we are all disappointed. 2020 has been a hard year for everyone and fighting some dead alive monsters who turn you into bloodthirsty flesh-eating cannibals in a world with almost no resources would be a highlight… I’m digressing.
However, Wacky Christian evangelist Pastor Paul Begley did forecast that doomsday would strike on December 21, 2020.
According to NASA, “Skywatchers are in for an end-of-year treat. What has become known popularly as the “Christmas Star” is an especially vibrant planetary conjunction easily visible in the evening sky over the next two weeks as the bright planets Jupiter and Saturn come together, culminating on the night of Dec. 21.
In 1610, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei pointed his telescope to the night sky, discovering the four moons of Jupiter – Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. In that same year, Galileo also discovered a strange oval surrounding Saturn, which later observations determined to be its rings. These discoveries changed how people understood the far reaches of our solar system.
Thirteen years later, in 1623, the solar system’s two giant planets, Jupiter and Saturn, traveled together across the sky. Jupiter caught up to and passed Saturn, in an astronomical event known as a “Great Conjunction.”
The planets regularly appear to pass each other in the solar system, with the positions of Jupiter and Saturn being aligned in the sky about once every 20 years.
What makes this year’s spectacle so rare, then? It’s been nearly 400 years since the planets passed this close to each other in the sky, and nearly 800 years since the alignment of Saturn and Jupiter occurred at night, as it will for 2020, allowing nearly everyone around the world to witness this “great conjunction.”
The closest alignment will appear just a tenth of a degree apart and last for a few days. On the 21st, they will appear so close that a pinkie finger at arm’s length will easily cover both planets in the sky. The planets will be easy to see with the unaided eye by looking toward the southwest just after sunset.”
People on the internet have, however, decided that this means people of color will finally get superpowers, Here are some funny tweets;
Me interrupting Fox News December 21st to make my super villain debut when I get my powers pic.twitter.com/TxQJj6R50l
— Jolly Ol St. Beard 🎅🏾🧑🏾🍳🇩🇴 (@OptimusGrind__) December 14, 2020
— discharge (@smalltitbitcha) December 14, 2020
me on december 21st: pic.twitter.com/7E8lWtMGEr
— Femto 🌺🌙 (@Kartier_Kaels) December 14, 2020
— T.R.U Prize (@resean_15) December 15, 2020
Me turning into Johnny Storm at midnight on December 21st. pic.twitter.com/OITsDqNI1o
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) December 16, 2020