People all over the world today are flooding the internet as NASA’s UARS satellite reentry may put on a light show late today or early Friday. Spotting UARS’ re-entry will require lots of luck as the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite wobbles and plummets to Earth.
In the future, people will have an even more spectacular, and terrifying, light show during the seven-year Tribulation period:
Then I watched while the Lamb opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake. The sun became black like rough black cloth, and the whole moon became red like blood. And the stars in the sky fell to the earth like figs falling from a fig tree when the wind blows. The sky disappeared as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved from its place.
Then the kings of the earth, the rulers, the generals, the rich people, the powerful people, the slaves, and the free people hid themselves in caves and in the rocks on the mountains. They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us. Hide us from the face of the One who sits on the throne and from the anger of the Lamb! The great day for their anger has come, and who can stand against it?” ~ Revelation 6: 12 – 17 NCV
You don’t need to fear the coming of the Messiah. He wishes to embrace you and welcome you into His presence. Find out Who Jesus really is (in your language).
Do you want to know where UARS is right now?
NASA updates regularly on UARS here.
Download the Android Satellite AR app which will show you where UARS is in relation to the sky. According to the app on my phone, it’s due to be in my vicinity in three hours.
You can know the latitude and longitude location of the satellite every 30 minutes or so on Twitter. You could then go to this map to enter the latitude and longitude. UARS was off the western coast of southern Africa when I checked.
Recommended article by National Geographic: NASA Satellite Falling Faster Due to Solar Activity (The odds are very low that someone will be hit. Then again, the satellite is predicted to break into twenty-six pieces, with the largest weighing 300 pounds or 150 kilograms. The impact area is likely to be 500 miles long, or over 800 kilometers.)
See actual images and video of the satellite as it tumbles in orbit closer to the Earth.