Wednesday, July 1, 2020

July 2020 Events

O Lord my God, in You I put my trust;

Psalm 7:1

July Events – ongoing and past:

Celestial Signs - Genesis 1:14, Psalm 19

Genesis 1:14
Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament [raqia] of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons [moed], and for days and years

30 Jun 2020 – Mercury at inferior solar conjunction -
June 30 -5th Anniversary of Bethlehem Star (on Gregorian calendar)
The REAL Story In The Stars Part 27: Taurus, The Bull
Circumpolar stars stay above the horizon all hours of the day, every day of the year. These stars neither rise nor set but always remain in our sky
June 30/July 1 - Moon at Libra – the altar -
July 1 - Moon and Antares in early July

Comets NEOWISE And Lemmon During July -
It passed closest to the Sun on July 3, 2020.

Sun & Mercury in Gemini – Castor & Pollux
From the Greek name Κάστωρ (Kastor), possibly related to κέκασμαι (kekasmai) meaning "to excel, to shine" (pluperfect κέκαστο). ... In Greek myth Castor was a son of Zeus and the twin brother of Pollux. The constellation Gemini, which represents the two brothers, contains a star by this name.
Castor and Pollux were twin half-brothers in Greek and Roman mythology, known together as ... published his work Boanerges, a Greek version probably of an Aramaic name meaning "Sons of Thunder", thunder being associated with Zeus,

July 4 – Earth farthest from the sun –Earth swings out to aphelion – its most distant point from the sun – on July 4, 2020, at 11:35 UTC. That’s 6:35 a.m. Central DT in the U.S.
July 4 – Full “Thunder," "Buck” Moon - faint eclipse near Jupiter & Saturn
July’s full Moon will rise after sunset in the evening of Saturday, July 4, before reaching peak illumination at 12:44 A.M. Eastern Time on Sunday, July 5. Look towards the southeast to watch it rise above the horizon.
Moon location:
July 4, 2020 - Penumbral Lunar EclipseThe eclipse will be visible any location where the Moon is above the horizon at the time, including from Africa, the Americas, Portugal, Spain, New Zealand, French Polynesia and France.
Begins: Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 9:02 pm - in Salem, Oregon
Maximum: Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 9:29 pm -0.64 Magnitude (35%)
Ends: Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 10:52 pm Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

Saturn, Jupiter, Moon at Milky Way * 7-4-2020 PM

Comet NEOWISE (C/2020 F3) - An easy naked-eye object, but really rewarding through binoculars
Greek: neo- a combining form meaning “new,” “recent,” “revived,” “modified,”
Near-Earth objects (NEO) - Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
This diagram from Sky and Telescope shows where to look for comet Neowise in the night sky this month. Starting around July 12, Comet NEOWISE will be visible in the evening as well.  
How to add Comet Neowise to Stellarium | Two Minute Tip -
How to easily find Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE - 5 tips -
How To Photograph Comet NEOWISE -

July 8 -   
 - Venus brightest, near star Aldebaran, around July 10
July 10 - the dazzling planet Venus reaches a big milestone in the morning sky, as this world displays its greatest illuminated extent. Venus, which is well-known for its 8-year cycles, returns to its greatest illuminated extent in the morning sky five times in eight years. Eight years from now – July 10, 2028 – expect to see Venus at its brightest as the morning “star” and near the star Aldebaran on the sky’s dome.

July 10-12 - Moon and Mars from midnight until dawn

Four brilliant planets light up the July morning sky. Venus, the brightest, shines in your eastern sky, whereas Jupiter, the 2nd-brightest, lords over the southwest sky. Look for Saturn close to Jupiter, and for Mars roughly midway between Venus and Jupiter. If you search real hard, you might even catch a fifth planet, Mercury, below Venus and near the horizon.

July 14  – Jupiter at opposition -
Jupiter reaches opposition on July 14, at 8:00 UTC. At United States’ time zones, that’s 4 a.m. Eastern Time, 3 a.m. Central Time, 2 a.m. Mountain Time, 1 a.m. Pacific Time, 12 midnight July 13-14 Alaskan Time, and on July 13, at 10 p.m. Hawaiian time.

7-18 - Comet formed a triangle with star Talitha. Comet Neowise was just above the star Talitha at the foot of Ursa Major. "Talitha" means "Daughter of the assembly". A star in the right front leg of the Greater Bear.
Talitha is a name meaning "little girl" in Aramaic, used in the bible passage of Mark 5:41.

July 16-19 - Moon, Venus beautiful before sunrise

July 20 – Saturn at opposition -
Saturn in July 20 doodle:  Celebrating Dilhan Eryurt 

July 20 – New Moon / Hidden Moon 
July 21-24 - Moon & Regulus in the west after sunset

July 22-23 - Comet Neowise closest to earth - (see more above). It's amazing to see all the comet photos with American monuments and landmarks! Fantastic images and interesting notes in this article.
Comet joins Northern Lights, night-shining clouds in incredible celestial display
It's not expected to return for another 6,800 years so be sure to get in that good look now … average about 4 such bright comet sightings in a human lifetime and the last one to qualify was Comet Hale-Bopp in 1997.
NEOWISE will continue to be a little higher in the northwestern sky each night and will make its closest approach to Earth on July 22.
We've seen it the past 3 nights. Very faint, but easily seen with binoculars.
(Down and right from the Big Dipper. )
Comet NEOWISE will be closest to Earth on July 22-23, 2020.
Moon & Comet (thoughts of the Turkish flag)!
July 24 - Comet Neowise fading from view
July 29 - Comet Neowise nearing Arcturus -

July 24-26 - Delta Aquarids -

July 27 - Moon & Jupiter and Spica - notice a bright “star” near the moon? It’s not a star. It’s the planet Jupiter. The moon and Jupiter will be even closer on July 28. The nearby bright star is Spica in the constellation Virgo the Maiden. -

Psalm 29:7 - The voice of the LORD divideth the flames of fire.
Psalm 30:5 - For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night,
but joy cometh in the morning.

7-29 - Moon @ Scorpius - The bright red star Antares marks the Scorpion’s Heart. The 2 stars at the tip of the Scorpion’s Tail – Shaula and Lesath – are known as The Stinger.

7-30 - Orion the Hunter returns before dawn

Aug 3 - Full Moon - "Grain Moon, Green Corn Moon, Fruit Moon, and Barley Moon."  ”Full Green Corn Moon,” signaling that the corn was nearly ready for harvest, “Wheat Cut Moon,” “Moon When All Things Ripen,” and ”Blueberry Moon.”

What's in the Sky

Biblical Calendar – Starts in the spring
There is also a Civil calendar that begins with Rosh Hashanah in the fall.
Month – Religious/Civil on Hebrew calendar / Corresponding Gregorian months
(Esther 8:9)
Wheat harvest, Pentecost (Weeks)
Tending vines

3rd Month – Sivan – Wheat Harvest – Pentecost - Feast of Weeks/Shavout – A betrothal covenant)
       begins after the sighting of the new moon in Jerusalem (aligned with new moon and agriculture)
  Historical events by Hebrew date:
4th Month - Tammuz – Tending vines

Be alert and always keep on praying ... Ephesians 6

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion,
 walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 1 Peter 5:8-9

Recap/Ongoing Events
Massive Sahara desert dust plume closing in on the United States
"This is the most significant event in the past 50 years. Conditions are dangerous in many Caribbean islands," Pablo Méndez Lázaro, from the University of Puerto Rico's School of Public Health

House passes bill to make DC the 51st state, but GOP opposition means bill unlikely to advance further
The bill, aptly named "H.R. 51," passed on a mostly party-line vote of 232-180. The new state, called Washington, Douglass Commonwealth, which would be represented by two senators and one member of Congress. The new state would be named for abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who spent the last 17 years of his life in the district. 

A powerful bomb cyclone wreaked havoc across the southern Brazilian state of Parana on June 30, 2020.
Ferocious Bomb Cyclone Explodes in Southern Brazil, Killing at Least 10 and Destroying Everything on its Path – 600,000 People in the Dark (Videos)

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
But fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 1:7
~ Read a proverb a day for the 31 days of July ~

July 1 - half-way in the year

So now I tell you that I will not drive out these people before you;
they will be thorns in your sides, and their gods will be a snare to you.”
Judges 2:3

Dividing God's Land – “Israeli Peace Plan” -
Is Israel’s July 1 Annexation Deadline About to Shift?
Benny Gantz told U.S. negotiators that a July 1 date to begin annexing parts of the West Bank is not “sacred.” Netanyahu has dismissed the comment.
Palestinians are ready to talk -

July 1 - Carpe Diem comic - "I'm the YouTube star comet, famous for turning my tail away from the sun." (two dogs - nod to Sirius??) –
June 27 - Mr. Sack which star is the North Star? -

July 3 – “hope it doesn’t reach the Antarctic…” -

7-1 - NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy set for next spacewalk days after losing a mirror in space
The spacewalk comes just a few days after Cassidy lost a mirror during an otherwise successful maintenance excursion outside the space station.
6-24 (Friday) - NASA astronaut loses mirror during spacewalk, adding to debris orbiting Earth
US Commander Chris Cassidy lost the mirror while stepping out of the International Space Station (ISS) for battery work.
Spacewalking astronauts wear a wrist mirror on each sleeve to get better views while working. The mirror is just 5-by-3 inches (7-by-12 centimeters), and together with its band has a mass of barely one-tenth of a pound (50 grams).
The mirror came loose in darkness. Cassidy inspected his spacesuit sleeve later in sunlight but didn’t see any clues that might explain how the mirror came off. 
The rest of the six-hour spacewalk went swimmingly.
Their spacewalks are expected to continue through July before Behnken returns to Earth in August aboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule. Behnken and Doug Hurley made history at the end of May with SpaceX’s first astronaut launch.
This was the seventh spacewalk for both men. Each has spent about 40 hours out in the vacuum of space.
As the spacewalk ended, Cassidy thanked the cleaning staff at Mission Control in Houston, kept especially busy during “this crazy, interesting time.”

July 2 - Turkish president arrives in Doha for official visit
Erdogan is scheduled to meet emir of Qatar to discuss mutual relations
Erdogan is scheduled to meet with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to discuss "mutual relations between the two friendly and brotherly countries."
100 years - The history of Anadolu Agency (AA) is almost identical to that of the Republic of Turkey. Having been founded on April 6, 1920, 17 days before the Turkish Grand National Assembly convened
July 2 - HAGIA SOPHIA - Museum or mosque - an endless strife in Turkey
On Thursday, a Turkish court will decide whether Hagia Sophia becomes a mosque again. With the religious card, President Erdogan hopes to stabilize his base.
07/01/2020, 07:30Clock | Update:07/01/2020, 19:53 Clock
Don’t Let Erdogan Erase Turkey’s Christian Past
Hagia Sophia's interior is seen as Erdogan addressed the nation on 29 May to celebrate the conquest of Istanbul. Hagia Sophia, a Unesco world heritage site, was originally built as a Greek Orthodox church. It was converted into a mosque after the conquest of Istanbul by Mehmet the Conquerer in 1453, celebrated on 29 May every year. The Greek Orthodox church traces its history to the Byzantine empire and its Patriarch is still based in Istanbul, which was formerly known as Constantinople.
Further kindling national sentiments, Erdogan has reportedly instructed his advisory council to hold the first prayers at the Hagia Sophia on July 15 to commemorate the four-year anniversary of the 2016 failed coup attempt against his own government.
Hagia Sophia from the Greek 'Αγία Σοφία, pronounced [aˈʝia soˈfia], "Holy Wisdom"
The Hagia Sophia served as the home of the Eastern Orthodox Church for nearly 900 years
I, Pet Goat II - Hagia Sophia - Justinian Deception Connection
Hagia Sophia • Emperor Door - believed to have been made of the woods from Noah’s Ark.

July 2, 1964 - Today is the 56th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the piece of legislation that outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in America. The law also required equal access to employment and public places, solidified the right to vote, and ensured the desegregation of schools. Prior to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, states continued legalized discrimination, including ‘separate but equal’ segregation laws. The bill passed the Senate after 83 days of debate, with President Lyndon B. Johnson signing it into law just hours later on July 2, 1964.

Macron names Jean Castex as new French Prime Minister
The Castex surname is derived from the same roots as the French word "château", which means "castle".

July 3 – “hope it doesn’t reach the Antarctic…” -
July 3 – “Oh beautiful for spaceship skies ...”
July 4 – New Years and Fourth of July noisy holidays
July 4 – “waiting for the sun to come up” -

July 3 – Trump at Rushmore: Jets and fireworks
A second South Dakota tribal leader called for the removal of the four sculptures on Mount Rushmore, which is carved into land sacred to the Lakota Sioux.
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Chairman Harold Frazier said in a statement, Frazier also criticized President Trump’s and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem’s (R) plans for a July 3 fireworks display at the monument.

July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 180 days remain until the end of the year.
The Aphelion, the point in the year when the Earth is farthest from the Sun, occurs around this date.

July 4, 2020 - Penumbral Lunar Eclipse (see Celestial Events above)

July 4 – Alice in Wonderland Day - Looking Glass [NASA mirror lost in darkness – see 7-1]
On July 4, 1862, Lewis Carroll, whose real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, gave the first telling of what would become Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Carroll was on a boat trip on the Isis—also known as the River Thames—from Oxford to Godstow, with his friend Robinson Duckworth, ten-year-old Alice Liddell—who would become the namesake of his book
July 4 - Invisible Day - Celebrate the day by thinking about how you would use the power of invisibility if you had it. Read a book or watch something that has invisibility as an element of the story, such as H.G. Wells's The Invisible Man. You could also read something that deals with psychological invisibility, such as Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man. - On 23 July 1934, after visiting U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Wells went to the Soviet Union and interviewed Joseph Stalin for three hours for the New Statesman magazine, which was extremely rare at that time

Let the sparks fly today, as the US celebrates the Fourth of July.

July 4 - Landmarks across the UK light up blue in tribute to coronavirus victims ahead of a final national Clap for Carers for the NHS's 72nd anniversary
London Eye, the Shard and Windsor Castle, 10 Downing Street, Trafalgar Fountain, the Royal Albert Hall, and Stonehenge were lit up in blue
Buckingham Palace unveils floral tribute to NHS ahead of 72nd anniversary -
July 5 @ 5 PM – Final clap off - 
Mar 26, 2020 – Previous commemoration -
July 2 post - 1968 The first cleaning of Nelson’s Column, Trafalgar Square 1968  

July 4, 2020 - DAYTON, Ohio — The world's longest-surviving conjoined twins died July 4 at the age of 68. Ronnie and Donnie Galyon, of Beavercreek, Ohio, were born joined at the abdomen Oct. 28, 1951. In 2014, the brothers earned the distinction of being the world's oldest set of conjoined twins shortly before their 63rd birthday. WHIO reported that the two died in hospice care in Dayton, their brother Jim said.

4th of July 1976 – Benjamin Netanyahu’s brother died @ 30 years old- Yonatan "Yoni" Netanyahu 
(March 13, 1946 – July 4, 1976) IDF officer who commanded the elite commando unit Sayeret Matkal during Operation Entebbe or Operation Thunderbolt, an operation to rescue hostages held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda in 1976.  Both brothers attended Harvard University.
during the Six-Day War, his battalion fought the battle of Um Katef in Sinai, then reinforced the Golan Heights battle During the Golan Heights battle, he was wounded 
Note: March 13, 2020 - Proclamation on Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak

July 5, 1950 - Israel passed the Law of Return

Historic Crown Jewel Race Airs Live On NBC - Indianapolis
The stars of the NASCAR Cup Series will take on the historic 2.5-mile oval July Fourth Weekend looking to write their name in the racing history books. Every driver dreams of taking the checkered flag at Indianapolis, but only one gets to Kiss the Bricks. Who will it be?

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,
but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
Proverbs 1:7

7-7 - On the seventh day of the seventh month, two mythical lovers—represented by the stars Altair and Vega—find a way to come together once a year, against all odds. Today’s Doodle celebrates Tanabata, also known in Japan as the “Star Festival.”  Their separation by a mighty river, represented by the Milky Way, and eventual reunion is a timeless tale.

7-7 - 15th anniversary of the 7th July 2005 London bombing

July 7 - Ringo Starr Announces 80th Birthday Charity Show with Paul McCartney and More
Peace and love at noon on 7-7 -
Black Star / Name -

July 8/9 – "The Three Weeks"
During the Three Weeks, from 17th of Tamuz to the 9th of Av, we commemorate the conquest of Jerusalem, the destruction of the Holy Temple and the dispersion of the Jewish people.
Weddings and other joyful events are not held during this period; like mourners, we do not cut our hair, and various pleasurable activities are limited or proscribed. (The particular mourning customs vary from community to community, so consult a competent halachic authority for details.)
Citing the verse (Isaiah 1:27) "Zion shall be redeemed with mishpat [Torah] and its returnees with tzedakah," the Rebbe urged that we increase in Torah study (particularly the study of the laws of the Holy Temple) and charity during this period.

O, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable His judgments, and untraceable His ways!
Romans 11:33
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and riches and wisdom
and strength and honor and glory and blessing!”
Revelation 5:12

 Greek word Sophia (σοφία, sophía) is the abstract noun of σοφός (sophós), which variously translates to "clever, skillful, intelligent, wise".
4678. sophia: skill, wisdom
Luke 2:40
And the Child grew and became strong. He was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon Him.
  phronimos: practically wise, sensible -
Matthew 25:1-2 - The Parable of the Ten Virgins
1“At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.

Hagia Sophia (Koinē Greek: Ἁγία Σοφία, romanized: Hagía SophíaLatinSancta Sophia or Sancta Sapientia, 'Holy Wisdom'). The church was dedicated to the Wisdom of God, the Logos.

July 10 – World reacts to Turkey reconverting Hagia Sophia into a mosque
UNESCO, Greece, Cyprus and church leaders among others express concern about changing status of the sixth-century site.
Orthodox Christians worldwide and based in Istanbul, said converting it into a mosque would disappoint Christians and would "fracture" East and West. Vladimir Dzhabarov, deputy head of the foreign affairs committee in the Russian upper house of parliament, called the action "a mistake".
"Turning it into a mosque will not do anything for the Muslim world. It does not bring nations together, but on the contrary brings them into collision," he said.
Erdogan (age 66 years) had previously stated that he would like to see Hagia Sophia open for Muslim prayers on July 15, the anniversary of a failed coup attempt.
Hagia Sophia: UNESCO deeply regrets the decision of the Turkish authorities, made without prior discussion, and calls for the universal value of World Heritage to be preserved
Hagia Sophia ("Divine Wisdom") was consecrated in 537 as the imperial church of the Byzantium of the Greek Orthodox Empire and was the largest church in Christianity. After the conquest of Constantinople, today's Istanbul, by the Turkish Ottomans, it was converted into a mosque and minarets in 1453. Republic founder Mustafa Kemal "Ataturk" made it a museum in 1934. Hagia Sophia and other historical buildings in Istanbul have been on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since 1985.
The Islamic takeover of Hagia Sophia is a rebuff to Pope Francis' human fraternity pact with Grand Imam of al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayyeb signed in February 2019.
The Abu Dhabi declaration calls for "the protection of places of worship — synagogues, churches and mosques" as "a duty guaranteed by religions, human values, laws and international agreements."
Emperor Justinian the Great dedicated the Church of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople to the Wisdom of God in 537. Sultan Mehmed II conquered Constantinople and converted the basilica into a mosque in 1453.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Friday that the Hagia Sophia, one of the architectural wonders of the world, would be reopened for Muslim worship, sparking fury among Christian leaders and in neighbouring Greece.
Hagia Sophia: The EU will respond to Turkey -
The 1,500-year-old World Heritage site was originally a cathedral, then a mosque, and a museum. Like Russian Orthodox Church, Greece has reacted vehemently. - 
Turkish court clears way for Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia museum to revert to a mosque - 
“In Arabic the speech says that turning Hagia Sophia into a mosque is part of the “return of freedom to al-Aqsa,” essentially meaning Israel should be ejected from controlling Jerusalem’s Old City where al-Aqsa is located.”

This year’s Swan Upping had been due to take place from 13-17 July, between Sunbury-on-Thames and Abingdon in Oxfordshire. This is only the second known impediment in the event’s long history; A previous partial cancellation took place in 2012, when exceptionally high river flows meant the Upping did not take place between Sunbury-on-Thames and Windsor.

40 days from June 4 - USA obelisk hit by lightning – Washington Monument

14 Jul 2020 – Jupiter at opposition - (see Celestial Signs above)

July 14, 1789 – 231st Bastille Day - Traditional parade from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde. -
Bastille Day: Muted celebrations under shadow of Covid-19

July 14-25, 2020 - Olympics Rewind, 2012 reshown on BBC
Olympics programming to run daily between Tuesday 14 - Saturday 25 July
April announcement  The reset going back in time
BBC to reshow London 2012 Olympics as sports schedule collapses
The BBC will reshow the London 2012 Olympics as the broadcaster battles to fill holes in its schedule caused by the cancellation of sporting events. The opening ceremony will air on BBC One and iPlayer this spring alongside a selection of highlights, including the so-called Super Saturday, when Team GB won six gold medals in a single day.
BBC to re-air sports highlights including London 2012 Olympic Games
AS SUMMER'S major sporting events have been cancelled - the BBC has caved to pressure from sports fans on social media to re-air highlights of major events from across the last 25 years.
Viewers will be able to relive some of the most epic sporting moments in recent history - including the London 2012 Olympic Games.
In July, London 2012 and Rio 2016 will fill the void for Olympic Games fans as we take a trip down memory lane with highlights from both Games.
Remembering ‘Super Saturday’ at the London 2012 Olympics
Chivas duo take trip down memory lane to London Olympics
Olympics ‘gave each Londoner a £900 feelgood factor’
Critics balked at the price tag, but it turns out hosting the 2012 Games paid dividends for the city’s wellbeing

July 15, 2016 – Turkey attempted governmental coup of Erdogon’s leadership.  Suggested date for Muslim prayers at Hagia Sophia (see July 10).

Presidential Message on the 75th Anniversary of the Trinity Nuclear Test - an event code-named “Trinity.”
The ceremony featured the illumination of the Obelisk that marks Ground Zero for the test. -
July 16, 1945 - The Trinity fireball, 25 thousandths of a second after detonation.(Los Alamos National Laboratory). It was an immense ball of fire “at first as brilliant as the sun” rose suddenly from the desert floor
J. Robert Oppenheimer (left) and Manhattan Project boss Gen. Leslie R. Groves at the remains of the 100-foot tower that held the test bomb at Trinity.(U.S. Dept. of Energy)
Just over three weeks later, that fact would become known to the world via the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, followed by the Nagasaki bombing on Aug. 9.

G20 Saudi Arabia 2020 - virtual meetings - members are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico,  ​Republic o​f Korea​,​ Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, ​​​Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union (EU)​.
July 15 - Drafting Session for Financing for Sustainable Development Virtual Meeting
July 16-17 - 4th Finance and Central Bank Deputies Meeting
Saudi Arabia G20 2020 - ​The 2020 G20 Leaders’ Summit will be the 15th meeting of the G20. As the host of the Leaders’ Summit on November 21-22, 2020, Riyadh.

July 16 - Spain honors coronavirus victims in memorial ceremony
Spain's King Felipe has led a ceremony in Madrid. Participants lay flowers during the state tribute to the victims of the coronavirus at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain.  Flowers laid at the flame. King Felipe VI will preside over the event at the Plaza de la Armeria, in front of the Royal Palace and Almudena Cathedral.
Last month, Spain held 10 days of official mourning for coronavirus victims. 
Spanish authorities held a memorial to mark the closure of a makeshift morgue that operated at an ice rink for four weeks, Wednesday, April 22. - Circle / black & white / "altar"

July 17-18 - EU summit starting Friday. "A deal is essential. Now is the time" - Invitation letter by President Charles Michel to the members of the European Council ahead of their meeting on 17-18 July 2020

Princess Beatrice, daughter of Prince Andrew, marries in secret ceremony in front of Queen
11am on Friday 17th July at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor," the palace said in a statement. "The small ceremony was attended by The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and close family. The wedding took place in accordance with all relevant Government Guidelines."  

July 17 - Two people were stabbed in Broadgate Circle on Friday in London's City financial district and sustained injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening, British police said.  
Posted: 22:32 GMT -

7-19 Peanuts comic!!!  NO TOMORROW

7-20-2020. Psalm 20 - Today’s news. Saturn at opposition. 
2,500 year anniversary of Greece-Persia naval battle. Salamis commemoration
50th day of protests in PORTland, Oregon
3rd day EU Summit- split on finances
3rd vote/election for Syria (Damascus) since March 2011 conflict 

July 22 - New Moon / 5th Month of Av begins
July 22-23 - Comet Neowise closest to earth - (see more Celestial Signs above).
July 23 - China scheduled to launch Tianwen-1 - (Chinese: 天問), which means Heavenly Questions or Questions to Heaven - Rocket Long March 5 -
July 23, 2021 - Summer Games are now confirmed for the 2021 Tokyo event. Organizers to mark one year to go on July 23 at the NewNationalStadium. 
Tokyo declares coronavirus red alert as situation 'rather severe'

On 23 July 1934, after visiting U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, H.G.Wells went to the Soviet Union and interviewed Joseph Stalin for three hours for the New Statesman magazine, which was extremely rare at that time. H.G. Wells's The Invisible Man (see July 4 above for more details).

July 24 - Erdoğan’s “Holy Wisdom”—Why He Is Converting Hagia Sophia into a Mosque
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America designates July 24 as a day of mourning
Where icons and Holy relics from Hagia Sophia will be transported 
Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom) – see meme above of Comet Neowise & HS
Historical Moments: The first khutbah (sermon) of Hagia Sophia Mosque after 86 years - Hagia Sophia reconversion -
Top Imam Ali Erbaş climbed up staircase of Hagia Sophia’s pulpit with Ottoman sword - Sword represents the conquest for #Erdogan's neo-Ottoman dreams.
Hagia Sophia: Top Imam uses Ottoman’s sword during Friday sermon
In his sermon, Erbaş said, "The longing that caused deep pain in the hearts of our people has come to an end."
Two green flags were also hung on the minbar (pulpit) of the mosque as a symbol of conquest.
Salat and Salam be to Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) who gave the good news about the conquest by saying, “One day Constantinople will be conquered. Great is the commander who will conquer it, and great are his soldiers!”
Muslim prayers in Hagia Sophia for first time in 86 years -
Declared a “Day of Mourning” as the former Byzantine cathedral opened for formal Islamic Friday prayers
kilij (from Turkish kılıç, literally "sword")  
The Turkish root verb "kır-" means "to kill"[2] with the suffix "-inç" makes "kır-ınç" (instrument for killing) becomes kılınç, then kılıç.
The kilij became the symbol of power and kingdom. For example, Seljuk rulers carried the name Kilij Arslan (kılıç-arslan) means "sword-lion". -
End-Time SIGN: The Ottoman Sword Rising | Is AntiChrist ROMAN/ GREEK? Hagia Sofia converted 2 Mosque -
Daniel 8 prophecy

The LORD's Sword of Judgment - 2719. chereb: a sword
Genesis 3:24, Ezekiel 21:14, Ezekiel 33:3
Ezekiel the Watchman for Israel
…2“Son of man, speak to your people and tell them: ‘Suppose I bring the sword against a land, and the people of that land choose a man from among them, appointing him as their watchman, 3and he sees the sword coming against that land and blows his trumpet to warn the people.
2717c. charab: to attack, smite down -
Ephesians 6:17 - 3162. machaira: a short sword or dagger
- an instrument for exacting retribution -
The Armor of God
…16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18Pray in the Spirit at all times, with every kind of prayer and petition. To this end, stay alert with all perseverance in your prayers for all the saints.…

Ezekiel 33:3 - Sword - Hagia Sophia Reconversion 86 - Rebirth Ottoman Empire * Daniel 8 * Supreme Court Church/Casino NV * July 24 events

July 24 - MLB - BLM - 'We need changes': MLB teams kneel before season opener in support of Black Lives Matter movement
Hours later in Los Angeles, the Giants and Dodgers also held a black ribbon that wound along the baselines.

July 24 - Seattle Police Chief To Residents: ‘We Cannot Enforce The Law. You Are On Your Own’…Concedes To The Mob - City Council Ordinance 119805 -

July 24 - Regis Philbin, beloved talk and game show host, dies at 88
Regis is of French origin meaning "to rule or manage."

Hurricane Hanna made landfall at 5 p.m. Saturday at Padre Island. The storm was moving west at 8 mph and producing up to 90 mph sustained winds. 
Hurricane Douglas to swipe Hawaii, producing flooding rain, damaging winds and huge waves
Similar to Gonzalo, another tropical depression may form in tropical Atlantic Ocean -

I was reminded of this event and blog - echoing the time we are in NOW!!
Waiting on the Conductor - Friday, July 15, 2016

July 29/30 – 9 Av, 5780 - Fast of Tishah B'Av

WHOA!!!  UNVEILING OF "THE END" ON 9TH OF AV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Palmyra Arch lit up red on Passover 2016 The End unveiled on a Hebrew / Israeli day of destruction!!

It is the 13th Fourth Plinth commission since the programme began in 1998 at Trafalgar Square, London

July 30, 2020 - The dystopian artwork by British artist Heather Phillipson, titled  ”THE END” was unveiled Thursday on Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth in London after being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemicIt is the 13th Fourth Plinth commission since the programme began in 1998, it is also the tallest to date, measuring 9.4m and weighing 9 tonnes, and follows on from The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist (recreation of a protective deity destroyed by Islamic State in Iraq) by Michael Rakowitz. Both artists were selected in 2017. "Beauty will save the world — and ugliness will ruin it."
The End will stay in place until spring 2022.
Live stream from the drone on Fourth Plinth: 
and VOLTA: Phillipson’s new audio-collage VOLTA reckons with upheaval, renewal and possibility and combines her distinctive layering of voice, sound effects and music samples ("... leading to rapture if we are lucky ... a new kind of history .. the way out is calling ...").
Greater London Authority (GLA) -

Palmyra Arch replica displayed in London – Trafalgar Square – April 19-21, 2016
Lit up red on Passover -  April 19, 2016 
Part 1 – April 2016 – Sept 30, 2017 – London, Manhattan, Dubai, Florence, Arona

223 weeks and 2 days / 1563 days from April 19, 2016 to July 30, 2020 (The End unveiling)
1544 days from April 19, 2016 to July 11, 2020 (7-11 - fountain turned red)
1573 days from April 19, 2016 to Aug 9, 2020 (steps turned red) 

June 3, 2020 – Now is the time for a 'great reset'
We can emerge from this crisis a better world, if we act quickly and jointly, writes Professor Klaus Schwab. (Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum.) The changes we have already seen in response to COVID-19 prove that a reset of our economic and social foundations is possible.
The Great Reset agenda would have three main components. The first would steer the market toward fairer outcomes. The second component of a Great Reset agenda would ensure that investments advance shared goals, such as equality and sustainability.
The third and final priority of a Great Reset agenda is to harness the innovations of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to support the public good, especially by addressing health and social challenges.

GLOBAL / June 5, 2020 - The United Allied States (UAS) announces 
July 30th as the inaugural election date of its first-ever President.
The vision of the UAS is the establishment of a worldwide, sovereign nation of states, each offering its residents an unparalleled level of freedom and prosperity.
Utilizing principles that are proven to facilitate economic growth and foster the creation of wealth, the UAS will promote the values of individual freedoms; respect for human life; and free enterprise. All with the fierce determination to drastically impact the lives of, not only its citizens, but its allies, partners and the continent of Africa as a whole.

“The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?
I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind,
Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings.

Jeremiah 17:9-10

Aug 3 - Full Moon - The Full Moon in August is named after North America's largest fish, the lake sturgeon. Other names for this Full Moon include Grain Moon, Green Corn Moon, Fruit Moon, and Barley Moon.
 ”Full Green Corn Moon,” signaling that the corn was nearly ready for harvest, “Wheat Cut Moon,” “Moon When All Things Ripen,” and ”Blueberry Moon.”

August 4/5 - 15 Av, 5780 - Tu B'Av – God Speaks to Moses Deuteronomy 2:1-25
End of Dying in Desert (1274 BCE) / Matchmaking Day / "The Day of the Breaking of the Ax" /

Aug 4 - Obama's 59th Birthday
Aug 6 - An American Pickle movie release on HBO Max (1920 to 2020 - 100 years re-emerges)

 Updates throughout the month. 

Other international meetings:  &

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July Events – ongoing and past:

The Rapture Library: Downloadable Print Resources
Answers the top questions they will have immediately after the rapture, contains most vital information that they need to know right away regarding the rapture specifics, and affirms that God's Word is true.

Revelation 7:9 - A Multitude from the Great Tribulation
After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, 
of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, 
clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands,