Eyes to the heavens in suspense

A while back on September 23rd of last year some super epic stuff happened in the heavens in relation to Revelation 12. I posted a few blogs leading up to the date as well as afterward. It was a pretty awesome thing to see happen in my lifetime for sure, as a Christian. It was exciting to me, at least.


Anyway, being the kind of person that I am… I occasionally look at my SkyView app on my phone just to see where things are at in the sky. And honestly, I will probably be doing it more often now that I have a new Nikon P900 (plans to try capturing pictures of Jupiter’s moons and Saturn’s rings in the near future).


Having said all of that, I was looking at the SkyView app this week and find it pretty hilarious to find Jupiter where it currently resides. Ironic enough in fact to share it here.

According to Astrogaph, in astrology, Jupiter is the planet of faith,  hope, and morality. I find that rather hilarious, considering the fact that Virgo the virgin gave birth to him last year.

From Latin Iuppiter, which was ultimately derived from the Indo-European *Dyeu-pater, composed of the elements Dyeus and pater “father”. Jupiter was the supreme god in Roman mythology. The Greek Pantheon of Jupiter recognized this celestial body as the king of the heavens (you know, Jesus being born from a virgin or something because he is the king).

Anyway, I think you get the point. So, here is the new thing that I found ironic this week.


Of all the places that Jupiter could have gone after being born of a virgin, it found its way toward Libra. Libra is a constellation who’s name is Latin for weighing scales. It is fairly faint, with no first magnitude stars, and lies between Virgo to the west and Scorpius to the east. In the bible scales represent, among other things, judgement.

And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. – Revelation 19:11

Having said all of that… I find it rather hilarious that the bible says that the sun, moon, and stars are for times, seasons, and signs. And here we have the King of faith and hope being born of a virgin… and then moving right into judgement. I could go even further by pointing out the fact that Scorpio is right there… but I will save that for a later post, as this post is already a little lengthy.


When the moon eludes you for a week

I haven’t messed with the new camera nearly as much as I would like, but I have messed with it a little bit. Since purchasing the camera I have been waiting for the moon to come out of hiding. And finally, last night it did. And so, here I am posting a few photos from the last week of goofing off with the camera.




Finally hitting the mainstream Media


The all seeing eye symbol branded CBS finally decided to cover the topic of real time facial reconfiguration after some NSL footage started floating around on the internet. The funny thing is… you know good and well that this technology is farther along than they are claiming. And if it isn’t, it is only a matter of time before this stuff starts making the mainstream world rife with new problems.

Next time some footage surfaces of a senator acting inappropriate, they will now be able to claim that it was “fake” or “doctored” footage. The implications are pretty big. You could even produce footage of a primary leader of any country claiming to have launched weapons, causing panic. Or better yet, cause a statue to appear to have come to life.

Personally, I think this stuff is hilarious.

And the fact that it took this long for mainstream coverage of the topic to occur is even more entertaining. This stuff has been around for a while.


Anyway, this is what I have to say about all of this nonsense in closing. Who honestly cares… 90% of what you see on the internet and television these days is already fake anyway. Having them finally admit it to a small degree is no surprise.

He deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. – Revelation 13:14-15

But hey, what do I know right? I am clearly just being ignorant.

Shots from the Day – New Guy with a Camera

Although I in no way claim to have a clue what I am going with photography, I was happy with the following shots from today’s very short outing with the new camera. I might go back out to a particular spot at sunset, today. Please note that no editing has been done to the photos aside from cropping them together in a single image.



The addiction of social media

Well, I almost gave in. And technically, I did for about 10 minutes. As my most recent post shows, I just got a new camera. With that, I thought it would be cool to get on Instagram by using it as an outlet for my new photography hobby (that hasn’t actually gotten off the ground yet).

I just couldn’t do it.


Now, don’t get me wrong. I realize the irony here. I am suggesting that I wasn’t able to give into using social media while posting on my blog-site (which in and of itself is a form of social media). Rather than creating a social media account with an existing site that can very easily lead to countless hours of mindless thumb motions, I decided to just stick with a single creative outlet (this website). Rather than having an Instagram account to showcase my new photography hobby, I deleted the newly created account and have instead decided to stick with a photography post page here on the I Must Be Ignorant site.

No telling how often I post on that page, because the hobby is still new and there is no telling how often I will be out with my camera. Regardless, I have opted out of instagram.

Almost, but just couldn’t.

Oh well…

First Day tackling the new Camera

Now, obviously I am just now getting into this camera… and I haven’t figured out the settings and focus yet, but I will. Today was my first day actually taking it out and goofing off with it. These two photos (although not great), are me just playing with the zoom on my back porch. I don’t know about you, but that’s pretty ridiculous. I think I am going to have fun trying to capture wildlife with this thing. I have a few locations already picked out to visit with this sweet, sweet camera.

My hope for today was to get the chance to do some night sky observations, but it is relatively overcast right now. Oh well…


Sun rise from more than 250 miles high

Okay, so I have an honest question. You have on record people like Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Carl Sagan, and others such as Stuart Clark… a well-known astronomer stating that you can irrefutably see the curvature of the earth by merely climbing a mountain or even taking a ride on an airplane. First off, the tallest mountain in the world doesn’t even exceed 6 miles in elevation. As for an airplane, commercial grade planes generally stick to an altitude of around 6 to 8 miles high.

So… here is the question.

If I can see the curvature of the earth at only 5 to 8 miles in altitude as suggested by the most brilliant minds of our time, then why is it that the following footage from the ISS exists?


According to science people (you know, the ones that do our thinking for us), the International Space Station maintains an altitude of more than 250 miles. I don’t know about you, but that sun rise definitely looks like it is taking place against a rather horizontal line.

And if you want to argue that the footage isn’t form the ISS, then here is where I got it from. This video was published by NASA on March 5th, just yesterday. They spend the duration of the video interviewing the ISS with some school students. And then, boom… they decided to close with a shot of the sun rise from the ISS while showing the solar panels in the bottom of the shot. The footage in question starts at roughly the 21 minute mark.

If I can’t see the curvature at 250 miles in altitude, what in the world makes people like Bill, Neil, Sagan, and Stuart so adamant about observing it at the 5 miles mark?