“Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger … the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
“And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible” (Isa. 13:9-11).
The eclipse of the Sun has traditionally been viewed with dread by the Gentiles over the ages. A powerful Solar Eclipse can create massive havoc, in accordance with other aspects in the heavens at the time. Solar eclipses don't often pass over populated areas, but when they do, they appear to have significant disruptive effects on the people and nations concerned e.g., economic or political crises, civil unrest. Solar eclipses also seem to either trigger, or amplify, natural events in the regions they affect e.g., severe weather, earthquakes and/or tsunamis.
On Friday, 2008 August 01, Erev Rosh Chodesh Av, a total eclipse of the Sun will travel from Canda, thru central Russia, ending in China. This solar eclipse is an unusual and ominous event since visibility of a total eclipse is only once in 375 years. Also, this solar eclipse will be the longest eclipse of the 21st century!
It will be interesting to watch a glimpse of the Almighty's work and see what happens to China...