A now-viral report posed the possibility of Planet X finally being seen on April 23. The planet, also known as Nibiru and Planet 9, would supposedly align with other astronomical bodies, signaling the end of times. ( Robyn Beck | AFP/Getty Images )
The hypothetical Planet X will rise on April 23 according to a now-viral but incorrect report. It links the supposed celestial event into a doomsday scenario.
Conspiracy theorists claim that the sun, moon, and Jupiter will be in Virgo, and they will appear with Planet X or Nibiru 11 days from now. Nine stars of Leo, the planets Mercury, Venus, and Mars, and the constellation Serpens-Ophiuchus will also join the lineup. This celestial event is supposedly referred in a Bible verse which spoke of the second coming of Jesus and the beginning of Rapture.
Rapture Bible Verse
Conspiracy theorist and numerologist David Mead, claimed that the planetary alignment is the literal meaning of Revelation 12:1-2.
“And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and on her head a crown of 12 stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth,” the passage reads.
Meade explains that the “woman” refers to Virgo, a woman from Greek and Roman mythology. He adds that Jupiter represents Jesus.
So on April 23 — with the sun and moon and Jupiter being in Virgo — the sun “will cloth” Virgo “the woman,” and the moon will appear “under her feet.” As for the “crown of 12 stars,” it will be Leo and the three planetary alignments of Mercury, Venus, and Mars, including the Serpens-Ophiuchus plus the Planet X.
Is Planet X Real?
On April 23, the Jupiter is actually in Libra. As for the moon, it will be positioned between Leo and Cancer, and the sun will be out of view. Thus, the astronomy that Meade used is absolutely incorrect.
In the case of Planet X or Nibiru, NASA has always dismissed it as purely hypothetical.
The research for Planet X or Nibiru was announced in 2015 by Caltech astronomers Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown. They also referred to it as the Planet Nine.
The hypothesis goes that there is a giant planet with an unusual orbit about 20 times farther around the sun, far beyond Pluto. It could have a mass about 10 times that of Earth and could take between 10,000 and 20,000 Earth years to make a full orbit.
The Caltech researchers, however, only based this assumption on detailed mathematical modeling and computer simulations without an actual observation.
“The announcement does not mean there is a new planet in our solar system. The existence of this distant world is only theoretical at this point,” NASA says.
The agency adds that it has not yet been discovered, and there is an ongoing debate in the scientific community about whether it truly exists.
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