There are only two presidents who had closely paired solar eclipses which landed on both their birth and death days throughout their lives.
They were Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy.
There are many well-documented synchronicities between the lives and deaths of the two Presidents. Those interesting peculiarities are not the subject of this study, but rather I present what I believe to be the first close look at solar eclipse patterns surrounding their lives and deaths.
Bear in mind that these eclipse patterns may not be what we expect. They have an artistic, almost musical quality to their historical and geographic expressions. Nevertheless I only present facts here. I believe sensitive consideration will reveal elements of truth much as one might receive by listening carefully to a piece of music.
This is not a subject that can be "summed up", and it carries great challenges even to describe. The "science" of the peculiarity of the situation is presented towards the end of this page.
I present this research with the deepest respect for the memories of these two great Americans. I have come to believe that their examples of sacrifice and their contributions to human freedom and dignity were forever foretold, marked, and preserved in the Cosmic Timekeeping of God.
A fuller description of the Metonic Cycle is told here on the website. There is also a description at the end of this page if you scroll to the bottom..
It's not hard though. Here is the summary you need to understand this section.
The Metonic Cycle is named after Meton of Athens ( 5th century B.C.) who described it. It is used in lunar/solar calendars like Greek and Hebrew. It also determines feast days such as Easter. It is based on an extraordinary reality of cosmic calendar alignment. It is quite real and beyond dispute. I use the term Metonic to describe any repetitious date involving eclipses and calendar time.
here's how it works:
The solar year is 365.25 days. ( 1 earth revolution around sun)
The lunar year is 354.3 days. ( 12 full lunar cycles around earth)
The draconic ( eclipse) year is 346.6 days. ( return of earth, moon and sun to same ecliptic plane)
Every 19 years (about 6940 days) these orbits align, meaning the same phase of the moon will occur on the same day of the solar calendar ( if it's a new moon on March 20, 2015, it will be a new moon on March 20, 2034).
19 solar years is exactly 235 lunar months within a couple of hours.
19 solar years is also exactly 255 eclipse (draconic) months within a few hours.
So periodically, the eclipse calendar also aligns. . This also allows for solar and lunar eclipses to repeat for a time on or very near the same day of the year in regular 19 year patterns. There are usually three 19 year periods (57 years total), followed by an eight year period, then three 19 year periods etc... Sometimes they can repeat essentially on the same day ( with slight variations) for a century. More often it is for decades. Sometimes a date can be skipped. A few eclipses show up outside this pattern.
Here is the general pattern using the Lincoln dates in this section and actual solar eclipses:
Eclipse on April 14, 1809
(then 19 year period)
Eclipse on April 14, 1828
(Then 19 year period)
Eclipse on April 15th, 1847 ( date occurs one day ahead due to time zones)
(Then 19 year period)
Then Eclipse on April 15, 1866
Then an 8 year period and date lurches forward
Eclipse on April 16th, 1874
( then 19 year period again)
Eclipse on April 16th, 1893
( then 19 year period etc...
This progression continues. Occasionally it lurches backwards one day. Nevertheless, eventually it progresses through the calendar. Over the course of the next century that same April 14th 1809 Metonic reaches April 20th, 2023. It has moved 6 days in two hundred years, while another Metonic closes in towards the 14th from behind--in this case April 8, 2024, which will reach the April 14th Metonic again around the year 2200.
Other dates are also moving. About 36 points in time ( about 3 per month) landing and resetting over the course of centuries. It appears to be a kind of cosmic timekeeping. It draws attention to certain dates with repeated cosmic alignments.
These dates can vary within one ( and occasionally two) days based on time zones, orbits and date lines. Sometimes a particular date will reappear 100 years after it first came on the scene. But always they will eventually move on, coming back around in cycles of 300 to 600 years, depending on a variety of natural astronomical and calendar realities.
That is how the Metonic Cycle marches through history. You will see it at work in this segment. It is hard to overstate how bizarre it is that the Metonic cycle exists. There is no scientific reason why three completely unrelated repetitive cosmic phenomenon should align in such a way. It points towards a science of meaning, but that has been a long time coming.
It's ok if you don't fully understand this. Who does? Examples are best.
Let's consider the Presidents now--with Lincoln's eclipses first.
A ring of fire eclipse over America two months after Lincoln's birth on the the exact day he would be shot 56 years later. Abraham Lincoln was born on Feb.12 1809, the same day as Charles Darwin. Two months later, this Ring of Fire eclipse crossed North America, The southern boundary of eclipse appears to go through Kentucky, Illinois and just above Washington DC in a rough approximation of the Mason-Dixon line.
April 14/15 is the day of Lincoln's Assassination 56 years later, proclaimed in a North American eclipse 61 days after his birth.
On Abraham Lincoln's 3rd Birthday, another eclipse over northwest North America, with maximum eclipse at almost the same time and same spot as the April 14, 1809 eclipse..
The Feb. 12 Metonic and April 14/15 Metonic continue in profound relation until his death.
Abraham Lincoln is now 19 years old and his assassination exactly 37 years away.
You will see Kennedy's Birth and Death metonics appear when he is two years old and twenty one.
The 4-14-1828 is an interesting hybrid eclipse to be associated with Lincoln, across the slave coast of Angola through the continent into Arabia (92% in Mecca)...into Himalaya
Abraham Lincoln is now having his 22nd birthday on Feb.12 1831 and a solar eclipse comes through the South and up the eastern United States. Annularity in Washington DC and Cape Cod...possibly Atlanta?
This eclipse was instrumental in a slave uprising led by Nat Turner. He witnessed this eclipse and took it as a sign from God to begin an insurrection against slave holders. This 1831 eclipse was the subject of the earliest known eclipse map in the United States, printed in the American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge. Seen above...Great American eclipse.org
To have your death day appear as Metonic eclipse in the same year you are born is a lofty chance indeed, especially if you are one of the most important personalities in the history of the modern world. I explore the statistical odds further down in this page.
Eclipses are even more unlikely to continue repeating in profound patterns throughout your life until the year after your death. But that's indeed what happens with Honest Abe.
There are no "odds". It just is what it is. Clearly his life was marked in advance by cosmic patterns set in place by an Omniscient Creator God, likely one with a thirst for justice and decency.
From Abraham Lincoln Historical Society/ Lincoln Home Historic Site: In 1831, Abraham Lincoln was a young man of 22 when he and a couple of companions floated down the Sangamon River in a flatboat on their way to New Orleans. In mid-April, he neared New Salem, Illinois,
The people of New Salem first noticed Lincoln shortly after he arrived, when his flatboat became stranded on the nearby milldam. A crowd gathered to watch the group of men work to free the boat--included among them was a lanky fellow who had taken charge. Under his direction, the other crew members unloaded the cargo from the stern causing the flatboat to right itself. The tall young man then went ashore and borrowed an auger from Onstot's cooper shop, drilled a hole in the bow allowing the water to drain out, which caused the flatboat to ease over the dam.
Denton Offutt, who had hired Lincoln to man the flatboat, was impressed with Lincoln's handling of the incident, and awarded him with the offer of a clerk position in his store. However, when Lincoln returned from New Orleans, the store was not yet open, so Lincoln took a variety of other jobs, including helping to pilot a steamboat down the Sangamon River to Beardstown on the Illinois River.
This was where Lincoln lived when he did his service in the military during the Indian wars, Lincoln saw no service, but did help bury five colleagues who had been scalped near Kellogg. Lincoln became postmaster and was much beloved. On April 15, 1837 ( on the metonic exact midpoint between 1809 eclipse and death in 1865), on a borrowed horse, with everything he owned in two saddlebags, Lincoln moved to Springfield, the place he would call home for the next 24 years of his life.
Yes-- it's April 15th now, but its still the same metonic. When this eclipse begins in the sunrise over the Indian Ocean 1847 it is still April 14th in much of America. Lincoln was shot on the 14th and declared dead 9 hours later on the 15th. So both days should be considered as his death metonic. He was essentially brain dead immediately after the shooting at 10 pm on the 14th, but breathes his last at 7:22am on the 15th.,
Abe Lincoln is now 38 years old and in the US Congress. In December of that year, he famously introduces legislation demanding to know the "spot" where hostilities with Mexico originated and thus the excuse for the infamous Mexican War, which Lincoln opposed as an imperial land grab.
The Great Saros 136 takes aim at Darwin Australia before it is ever named such.
maps from eclipsewise,com
Lincoln's birthday appears for the last time as an eclipse during his lifetime on his 41st birthday.
Feb.12th will not be the date of an eclipse again until the year 2203.
of course, 1850 was the year of the Compromise of 1850... the above eclipse path has apparently nothing to do with that but it does involve Saros 128, which returns for two different USA eclipses of note on 5-10-1994 and 5-20-2012, as well as the great June 1st 2030
Athens/Constantinople Judgment Eclipse
Lincoln's birthday and deathday Metonics collapse around the time of his murder (though there will be an April 15th 1866 partial on the 1st anniversary--not shown here)...
However 188 days after his assassination, on Oct 19 1865--( the 84th Anniversary of the victory of the American revolution at Yorktown)a ring of fire eclipse perfectly bisects the United Sates of America. 188 days is exactly 7 Draconic months. An extraordinary cross country path beginning by Seattle and Mount Saint Helens and exiting america at defeated slave port of Charleston. Touches both Kentucky and Illinois.
Charles Darwin was born on the exact same day as Abraham Lincoln, Feb 12, 1809. It is surely one of the great oddities of history that two of the most famous and influential people of modern times were linked in such a way. Their fame and influence and deeds were wildly different , of course.
Darwin's death day was April 19th, 1882. It begins to appear in the 20th century Metonic ( in 1939 it is associated with the Hitler Birthday Eclipse of 4-19-1939 months before WW2 and hours before Hitler's birthday on 4-20)
Three of the four most important murders in American History are inscribed in the Metonic of Eclipses around Lincoln's Birth . In the above chart you will find the already mentioned April 14, 1809 Eclipse inscribing his assassination into the year of Lincoln's Birth, and his birthday eclipse on Feb.12, 1812 (his 3rd Birthday)...But look at the marked eclipses just before and after the Lincoln eclipses. Less than two years before, the June 6th date of Robert Kennedy's Assassination appears-- 161 years before it happens in 1968.
One lunar year exactly after the April 14th Lincoln Eclipse, The eclipse of April 4th 1810 is 158 years before the killing of Martin Luther King. These dates follow each other around in perpetuity throughout all cosmic time. That is how the Metonic cycle works.
you will also see on this chart the Oct.19th Metonic (here in 1808), which is on the anniversary of the victory of American forces over the British at Yorktown in 1781 ...this returns in the Oct 19, 1865 cross-country eclipse in the USA 188 days after Lincoln's murder. Notice the May 25th and Nov 18 eclipses on either side of the Oct.19th Yorktown Anniversary. These will become the Kennedy side by side eclipse Metonic in 92 years.
Rolling signposts of eclipse reality marking moments in time. i don't claim to have it sorted out, but one can clearly see these patterns bear divine markings.
Lincoln's April 14/15 death is also the date the Titanic hits an iceberg and sinks 57 years later ( 57 years is exactly 3 Metonic cycles of 19 years each--Lincoln himself was 56 when he died).
Like Lincoln, the Titanic is hit on the 14th and sinks on the 15th. Amazingly, its sinking is marked by an extraordinary eclipse 3 days after its demise
The maximum expressions of eclipses in the lives of Presidents occur with Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy—( you will see a study of all US Presidents further down the page)
I include here eclipses which border by one day the exact Metonic here. i also include some which precede, and some which follow their death. There are reasons to do this, based on orbital, historical , thematic and leap year reality.
The Metonic doesn't care about time zones and leap years but instead marks actual cosmic rhythms which are defined by rotational patterns in the earth, sun and moon. Once two days separate any date one can assume that the Metonic has moved on.
Abe Lincoln Born Feb 12, 1809--- Died April 14/15 1865
Birthday Eclipses on Feb 12, 1812/ Feb 12 1831/ Feb 12 1850/ Feb 11 1869
Death Day eclipses on April 14, 1809/ April 14 1828/April 15 1847/ April 15 1866—
Lincoln was shot on April 14th at 10pm / pronounced dead 7:22 am April 15,1865.
John F. Kennedy Born May 29, 1917---Died November 22, 1963
Birthday Eclipses on May 28th 1900/ May 29, 1919/ May 29, 1938 /May 30, 1946, May 30 1965, May 30 1984
Death Day eclipses on Nov.22nd 1900/ Nov. 22nd 1919/ Nov 21 1938/ Nov 23 1946/ Nov 23 1965/ Nov 22 1984--
Lincoln has 8 eclipses under consideration--two of which are just after his death.
Kennedy has 12 eclipses under consideration--two before and four after his death.
Kennedy and Lincoln both had six metonic eclipses during their lifetime.
That is twice the number of the closest other President--Thomas Jefferson had three. See research at end of page.
Only John F. Kennedy has a matching eclipse paired Metonic side by side with his birth and death days. The Kennedy Century is a most striking reality..as the Abraham Lincoln Century was as well.
The Lincoln Eclipses were amazing because the birth and death day metonics are so close. But absolutely nothing compares to the Kennedy Metonic, where the birth and death eclipses sit side byy side, exactly one eclipse season apart ( 177 days). The very first eclipses of the 20th Century are on the Kennedy Metonic--May 28 1900 ( one day before birthday)and Nov 22 1900 (exact death day)... The Kennedy birthdates and death dates appear side by side in the year of his second birthday in 1919. These dates are 177 days apart, a perfect eclipse season span, and therefore recur essentaially in perpetuity. They will reappear in 1938 on JFK's 21st birthday, again as the first eclipses after his assasination ( 1965) and finally as a strange testament to reality in 1984.
In the first eclipse of the 20th century, we see the kennedy Birth day, followed by the Kennedy Death Day, followed by the Mount Saint Helens Metonic of May 18 and Armistice Day of Nov.11th right in a row.
The perfection of the Metonic happens when JFK is two years old, with very significant eclipses happening side by side.
The May 29th 1919 eclipse is also known as Einstein's Eclipse, occurring on JFK's 2nd birthday.
Right next up is the Nov.22nd 1919 eclipse exactly 44 years before his death, which originates in Texas--the path directly passing over a 10 year old Lyndon Johnson...see further sections for maps and more info.
A solar eclipse occurs on Kennedy's 21st birthday, much as an eclipse occured on Lincoln's 22nd birthday. The Death day Metonic is on Nov. 21st, a day early..
12 hours( May 30) after what would be John F. Kennedy's 77th birthday, a ring of fire crosses the US East Coast south to north, including Washington DC,
177 days later, It is followed by a Nov.22nd eclipse over New Guinea ( and the site of PT 109) on the exact 21st anniversary of the assassination.
About 450 years prior to his birth, here is the perfection of the Metonic in 1565
521 years before that on 1044 AD
504 AD Kennedy Metonic,
They always hold together and reappear in semi-regular fashion over the course of centuries. Here they are in 1600BC...I challenge anyone to find anybody else of true historical significance whose lives are similarly memorialized in closely paired perpetual eclipses like Kennedy and Lincoln.
As Abraham Lincoln was perhaps the Maximum Expression of American personality in the 19th Century, So John F. Kennedy ( perhaps alongside Martin Luther King and Bob Dylan) was one of the Maximum Expressions of that American Personality in the 20th century. In turn, the American Personality was The maximum expression of personality in the global eye.
John F. Kennedy's birthday and death day have an unusual place in the Metonic Cycle. They reside side by side during his lifetime..
I have calculated the odds at 2.6 million to one for any human, much less a President. Please correct me if I am wrong
John F. Kennedy was born May 29th 1917 and was murdered on Nov.22nd, 1963; the latter date being arguably the most pivotal date in the post-civil war history of the United States, and possibly the modern world.
His birthday and death day are forever enshrined side by side in the cycle of eclipses 177 days apart ( one eclipse season).
As an interesting note, since Kennedy was both born and killed on a Metonic, it turns out he was exactly 49 eclipse ( Draconic) years old when he was murdered.
Because of the realities of rotation and international time zones, leap years and date lines, anniversaries are flexible within one day in the metonic reality. there is no other logical way to do it.
The first eclipses of the 20th century were on the JFK Metonic: May 28-1900 ( which went across eastern USA) and Nov.22nd 1900, back to back.
In 1919 ( when he turned 2) perfect metonic alignment May 29 and Nov.22nd eclipses, back to back.
In 1938, ( when he turned 21) back to back eclipse may 29 and Nov 22nd
In 1946, as Saros collapses, the days stretch on two partial back to back eclipses still on the Metonic 5-30-1946 and 11-23-1946
In 1965, the very first complete eclipses (both Total) on planet earth following his assassination occur on his Metonic..May 30 1965 and Nov. 23rd 1965.
19 years later, his Metonic appears in a ring of fire over Washington DC on May 30, 1984 and Nov. 22 1984...
This pattern then essentially moves on as it collapses with a May 31st 2003 eclipse.
By 2011, it has become June 1st and Nov.25th
The coincidence is worth mentioning: As of course is well-known, two of the intellectual giants of the 20th Century also died on Nov.22nd, 1963, the same day as the President was murdered...
C.S. Lewis, famed Christian apologist and author of the Chronicles of Narnia died Nov 22nd 1963
Also Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World and the Doors of perception also died on Nov 22nd 1963...
Huxley once wrote in a letter to his friend George Orwell these words:
"Within the next generation I believe that the world's leaders will discover that infant conditioning and narcohypnosis are more efficient, as instruments of government, than clubs and prisons, and that the lust for power can be just as completely satisfied by suggesting people into loving their servitude as by flogging them and kicking them into obedience "
Thus we find three of the greatest examples of 20th Century Maximum expression in personality, Kennedy, CS Lewis and Aldous Huxley all dying on the same day, a day framed in ecliptic perpetuity with the birth of JFK.
The first solar eclipse of the 20th Century is incredible. It is a Total Eclipse connecting many empires, past, present and future on the JFK birthday Metonic ( he would be born 17 years later on May 29, 1917).
Beginning in the Pacific at sunrise, the eclipse crosses mexico and hugs the US gulf Coast after exiting south of Corpus Christ (98% totality). It brings totality in a thin line to New Orleans, Montgomery, Mobile and Raleigh--exiting at Virginia Beach. 98% totality in Washington DC. 92 % in New York City, 90% in JFK birthplace of Brookline, Mass.
The eclipse crosses the Atlantic to bisect Portugal and Spain, the first colonizers of the New World--entering at famous city of Porto, where the Romans had established major trading operations in the centuries before Christ. Eclipse bisects Spain almost exactly 402 years after Columbus left on his third voyage to the Americas in 1498, and 400 years after Columbus was sent in chains back to Spain for trial in 1500.
The eclipse crosses the Mediterranean and the path of totality directly crosses Algiers, Algeria, and Tripoli Libya before ending a few miles south the Valley of the Kings in Luxor Egypt, which will be revisited by two Judgment eclipses in 2027 and 2034 ---134 and 141 eclipse years respectively... Saros 126,
The second eclipse of the 20th century occurs 63 years to the day before the Murder of John Kennedy.
It begins just east of Angola and crosses one of the most infamous slave sources in Africa, Benguela. The eclipse then travels acroos the southern part of the continent, exiting through Mozambique and extreme southern tip of Madagascar. the eclipse path turns north and passes through much of northwest Australia before dying out.
Exactly one lunar year before JFK birthday, on what just 36 years before was Robert Kennedy's Death Metonic ( solar eclipse on June 6, 1872) having now progessed in time
In the Final months of World War One, as American forces were fighting to a stalemate in the Battle of Belleau Wood, and the Spanish Flu had begun to rage across the country, a total solar eclipse marks the beginning of the American century, which would come to an end 99 years later with a mirrored eclipse on August 21 2017. Path begins over Okinawa, Japan but touches no continental land besides USA. Hepton Relative of 1-24-1925 US Total eclipse... Saros cycle 126, which reappears in Spanish judgment on August 12 2026...
There is only one other eclipse that year --Dec 3 1918 Ring of Fire over South America, annularity over Buneos aires, 24 hours before great Chile Atacam Earthquake of Dec.4th, 3 weeks after end of World War One...the next eclipse will be on JFK's 2nd Birthday and the Theory of relativity will be proved then.
On John F. Kennedy's second birthday (he was born 5-29-1917), Einstein's theory of Relativity is finally proved by observation of the total solar eclipse. Two teams, one in Brazil and one in Africa take the measurements that prove it correct. The longest eclipse duration (at nearly 7 minutes) since 1416 AD. Saros Cycle 136, one of the stars of the Judgment series--reappearing notably in MIdeast valley of the kings eclipse on August 2nd 2027
177 days later, on 11-22-1919, exactly 44 years before JFK assassination, thereby making the dates of JFK's birth and death commemorated in successive eclipses. Ring of Fire Eclipse. Texas, the state where JFK would be murdered 44 years later is the place where the eclipse begins. Including total annularity in Stonewall Texas, home to a then 10 year old Lyndon Baines Johnson, who would replace JFK as president. Total annularity in the capital of Austin and in Houston.--path crosses almost entire island of Cuba, including Havana, with which his destiny would become so intertwined , then across Haiti, St. Georges's , Kingston, Port of Spain--then across the Atlantic to Africa, where the path reached the countries of Senegal and Mali, both of whose presidents visited Kennedy's White House. Eclipse ended after totality in ancient city of Timbuktu. Saros Cycle 141, which reappears in Austalia Day Spanish Judgment of 1-26-2028
Total Eclipse begins just west of Boston and gives that city a total solar eclipse for the first time since 1806 ( it won't have another until 2200) just as its most famous modern son is campaigning for the Presidency of the United States. Kennedy gives a speech that night on the campaign trail in Rochester, New York. Boston is the only major city in America to witness the eclipse. Kennedy would be elected President the following year on Nov. 8th, the day after a transit of Mercury was visible across the Sun's face from the western hemisphere. Something that occurs about 13 times a century ..There are repeated cosmic associations in the 20th century that seem to connect John F. Kennedy--Saros 143 (Kennedy would turn 43 seven months after eclipse)..Last total eclipse in this Saros cycle occurred Oct.24, 1995--over Vietnam and Southeast Asia!)
Total Eclipse --sunrise in Boston heads across the Atlantic before reaching Africa, bringing totality to Senegal and Mali ( both of whose Presidents visited Kennedy in the White House, a first for either of those countries) The shadow crosses the continent and exits through Somalia.
555 days after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, on his birthday Metonic ( actual birthday May 29, but we are dealing with hours over the course of decades), 177 days before interacting with Nov.23rd Death Day metonic, with another solar eclipse over Southeast Asia.
Path travels from extreme north tip of New Zealand to Macchu Pichhu Peru, with no major land mass in the path between.
.The US is now at war in Vietnam.
177 days later. The next eclipse on earth is on the Death Day Metonic--Nov 23rd---thus making the first two complete solar eclipses on earth after the assassination( the defining moment in modern USA history )occur on the birth and death day of John F. Kennedy.
The eclipse says Nov. 23rd but when the Eclipse begins in South Asia, it's still November 22nd in the USA...see why we must often slide around one day on the Metonic date?
The two year anniversary of theassassination of the President ( due to time zones and Metonic reality)...
A ring of Fire Eclipse again heads to Southeast Asia--this time via Turkmenistan across Afghanistan and Pakistan, Kashmir into Thailand Cambodia and Vietnam ( their 5th solar eclipse in 17 years!) then out through Indonesia and Asia. By the end of 1965 more than a half million US troops were in Vietnam. In the week before this eclipse 240 US servicemen had been killed, the most ever up until that time.
80 to 90% coverage in Solomon Islands, where Kennedy was made famous with his heroism after the sinking of Boat PT 109
Saros 132, which reappears in Tsunami Anniversary eclipse December 26, 2019
A darkening White House from TV footage.( 95% coverage in Washington DC).. May 30 1984 JFK Birthday Metonic. His actual birthday is May 29 but that's how Metonic works, sliding around on the hours around a date...He would have still been celebrating his 77th Birthday 12 hours before the eclipse if he had not been murdered 21 years before... Ring of Fire begins in Mexico and Crosses eastern USA before heading to Africa...see close path in next picture
Perfect Annularity in Atlanta, MLK's home. 90% in JFK's birthplace of Brookline Massachusetts, 80% in Dallas Texas, where he was murdered. 93% in New York City. annularity along path in the Deep South including New Orleans (birthplace of Lee Harvey Oswald),
The eclipse crosses the ocean and enters Africa over Casablanca ( white house) and Marakesh ( Land of God) --ends in desert of the Sahara
177 days later. Total solar eclipse appearing in the same year as the JFK birthday Metonic for the last time, the 21st anniversary of the Kennedy Assassination is cosmically acknowledged. 2 and 1/2 weeks after the Reagan/Bush ticket sweeps to re-election in a landslide. These metonicly linked 5-30 and 11-22 eclipses are the only two solar eclipses of 1984. The only nation in the 11-22 path is Papua New Guinea, with totality in the capital of Port Moresby.
Saros 142, which reappears in the Electoral College Pandemic eclipse of December 14 2020
New Guinea? One of the most famous war stories in American history involves the heroics of young Lieutenant John F. Kennedy, who miraculously helped save his crew after their small boat was rammed by a Japanese destroyer on August 3 1943 in the Solomon islands of New Guinea, inside the eclipse path of Nov 22 1984. The incredible story of JFK's heroism and poise and how native islanders helped save the shipwrecked crew was enshrined in both book and movie, and Kennedy's indisputable bravery helped propel him to the Presidency 20 years later.
November 22 1984 was Thanksgiving Day
An extremely powerful Noreaster began impacting the United States' November 22, 1984, beginning unusually south between Florida and Cuba..
The Presidential elections happened 16 days prior, on Nov 6. It was one of the largest landslides in Us history, with Reagan/Bush defeating the Walter Mondale ticket 525 electoral votes to 13..even winning JFK's home state of Massachusetts with 51.22 percent of the vote.
The number one song in America was "Wake me up before you Go Go" by Wham.
1984 would be the last year that the JFK Birthday and Death day metonics would appear in the same year. They began in 1919, when he was 2 years old. He would have been 77 in 1984. He was killed on his 49th Eclipse Year ( Draconic) Birthday. Both brother Robert Kennedy ( Nov. 20)and son John F. Kennedy Jr. ( Nov. 25)were born around that November Metonic
The President's brother, Robert, was born on Nov. 20th 1925, about 10 months after the great USA eclipse of 1-24-1925 which saw 99.5% totality in his birthplace of Brookline, Massachusetts. He was murdered on June 6th, 1968 in Los Angeles, California after winning the California Primary, which almost certainly would have made him the front-runner for the Presidency.
While his birthday and death day eclipses do not appear during his lifetime, they are closely paired in the perpetual eclipse Metonic ending about 50 years before his birth, as can be seen in the above illustration, appearing less than 18 months apart in the years 1872 and 1873. These occur linked in perpetuity.
The only surviving son of John F. Kennedy was born on Nov.25 1960 In Washington D.C. and turned 3 years old on the day of his father's funeral. in 1963. He was himself killed on July 16, 1999 along with his wife Carolyn in the Atlantic Ocean near the Kennedy home in Massachusetts.
He died 26 days before the last solar eclipse of the 20th Century, and perhaps one of the greatest eclipses of all time--the August 11th Great Eclipse, which began at sunrise just offshore of the Northeastern USA, 60% totality at Martha's Vineyard. 72% at Kennebunkport Maine.
Metonic curiosities: A 5 day span separates three vital days in the lives of John, Robert and John Junior. Robert's birthday is November 20th, JFK was killed on Nov. 22nd and John Jr. was born on Nov.25th.
As we learn with Metonics, these numbers progress into each other. Beginning with Robert's 11-20/6-6 finishing in the late 19th Century, JFK's Death date of 11-22 to 11-23 dominates the 20th century...the 11-22 eventually fades into JFK Jr's. 11-25 birthday. by the partial solar eclipse of 2011
In the top colored box, A Total Solar Hepton Cycle eclipse connects the Southern British Empire on what would have been JFK Jr's 70th birthday on November 25, 2030... See more here, 67 years after JFK's funeral.
this is apparently the first appearance of an exact complete November 25th solar Eclipse since 1193 AD as the metonic seems to have avoided that exact date during its Mid-1600's to 1700's rendezvous with that time frame..
A partial eclipse over Antarctica occurred on Nov. 25th 2011.
What is the Metonic? It is simply eclipse dates that repeat for awhile and then slowly change over time. There are usually about three possible dates per month during any given century.
How common is Metonic ( repetitive eclipse day appearance) presence in a person’s lifetime?
In other words, how likely is an eclipse to show up ( anywhere on planet earth, not just where the person happens to be) with a person’s birthday or death day during their lifetime?
Example: If I am born on March 2 1908 and die on July 14 1975, did any solar eclipse ever appear on either of those days anywhere on earth while I was alive? in this case, the answer is no. The Metonic in March is lingering around the 8th, the 18th and the 29th during the 20th Century. The Metonic in July is around the 9th, 20th and the 31st
I will not have a solar eclipse on my birthday in my lifetime--the next time my birthday appears in the eclipse metonic is more than a century away.. Nor has anyone in my immediate family had an eclipse occur on their birthday during their lifetime. The odds appear to be about one in six for an eclipse on your birthday or your death day at anytime during an 80 year lifetime. The chance of having an eclipse appear on both one's birthday and deathday during a lifetime at all appears to be about one in 20. It is within that framework that we can begin to look at patterns that are far more peculiar
It turns out that such birthday/deathday eclipses are peculiarly abundant ( and extremely peculiar) in the lives and times of our most famous American Presidential Martyrs, Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. These eclipse patterns seem to bear a unique witness, worthy of consideration, that compliments the already chronicled extraordinary synchronicities in the lives and deaths of the two presidents. A link to another author's summary of those synchronicities is provided below
Link to free PDF of Lincoln Kennedy Synchronicity---written by Kevin Williams. I do not endorse his conclusion of reincarnation, but applaud his research on the details of synchronicity of the lives of the Presidents.
My premise with this website is to assert the existence of an active God by a consideration of peculiarities in the natural phenomenon of eclipses. I attempt to show that the eclipse phenomenon is a type of cosmic timekeeping, almost musical or poetic in nature. I use preponderances of peculiarities as proof, and as evidence. This type of circumstantial and intuitive proof is time-tested and reliable, though perhaps not honored by scientific orthodoxy. It is irrelevant to me what anyone's orthodoxies say or feel about this work. I use only historical facts and accepted astronomical distances at this site. I am convinced certain preponderances of peculiarities provide evidence for an active, almighty Creator.
Once honor is finally and appropriately given to the Creator by an individual, stories make sense. Perhaps then, also, the eclipse judgment phenomenon makes more sense. Ultimately, that is what this work intends to do: to focus eyes upon the heavens for the series of eclipses yet to come, where all history is finally judged, and believers are called into another plane of existence..
Now, to establish the truth of peculiarity in the case of Lincoln and Kennedy eclipses.
1) Solar Eclipses dates repeat over the course of a century--occasionally varying by one or two days in certain lurches--. ---For instance, the Kennedy Death day Metonic started the 20th Century with Nov.22nd 1900/following eclipses occurred on Nov. 22nd 1919/ Nov 21 1938/ Nov 23 1946/ Nov 23 1965 (annular)/ Nov 22 1984--Total).
Notice they mostly happen every 19 years on basically the same date with an 8 year lurch from 1938 to 1946. You can see the one day variations in both directions...By 2030 the Metonic has stretched to November 25th, out of the realm of consideration, and it will be impossible to go back to Nov.22nd for centuries.
2) The difference in dates is sometimes due to orbital reality, where on earth the eclipse is as it relates to time zones and sometimes due to leap years. Also there is a lurch that happens every 65 years that often pushes the Metonic .
As you begin to appreciate the subtle certainties of the metonic progression, you realize that these are indeed specific moments in time being cyclically marked.
For instance, August 21st 1914--a total solar eclipse across the battlefields of Europe at the outset of the First World War.
19 years later, August 21st 1933--A ring of Fire eclipse across Jerusalem as the Nazis rose to power in Germany.
86 years later, August 21st, 2017 --cross country eclipse of the USA, dividing the nation in half 7 months into the beginning of the Trump presidency.
These dates slowly progress over the decades and centuries. August 21st becomes Aug 24th by the mid-21st century and after 300 to 500 years or so returns again to August 21st. There are approximately 3 dates per month in any given century where an eclipse might happen. For instance , we just had a Dec 4th 2021 eclipse, this was preceded by an eclipse on Dec 14, 2020, and a December 26th eclipse in 2019. They average 11 days apart.
Cycles of time expressed in eclipse. It is not science as we know it. It is closer to song or art.
It may be a little difficult to grasp at first, but it is certainly not nearly as hard as algebra or small engine repair. These are simply dates that repeat for awhile and then slowly change over time.
I looked at the lives of all 40 Deceased Presidents of the USA, and checked to see if there was a solar eclipse during their lifetime on either their birthday or deathday.
I also checked the birthdays of the 6 living Presidents to see if there was ( or was possible to be) an eclipse on their birthday during their lifetime.
Then: I also looked at 39 randomly selected deceased celebrities and public personalities
( picked literally off the top of my head) to see about the presence of birthday or deathday eclipses in their lives.
Here are the results.
Of the 39 Deceased Presidents of the United States,
28 had no birthday or deathday solar eclipses of any kind during their lifetime.
7 had one solar eclipse ( including partials)during their lifetime on either their birthday or deathday.
4 had solar eclipses on both birthday and death days during their lifetime.
Of the six living presidents, only one has a birthday within the eclipse Metonic—Jimmy Carter with October 1st.
Here are the 4 deceased Presidents with both Metonic Birth/Death days expressed in complete solar eclipses during their lifetime. Note: Herbert Hoover—Born 8-10-1874 ---died 10-20-1964 had a partial eclipse on 10-20-1892 and complete eclipse on 8-10-1915
Thomas Jefferson—Born 4-13-1745 ---Died July 4, 1826
William Henry Harrison—Born Feb.9 1773—Died April 4, 1841
Abraham Lincoln---Born Feb 12, 1809--- Died April 14/15 1865
John F. Kennedy—Born May 29, 1917---Died November 22, 1963
3 of them died in office. 3 of them were among the most important Americans of all time. (As a curiosity, All were elected in even numbered years beginning with zero.)
Jefferson Eclipses ( eclipses on April 13 1763/ April 13 1801 (partial)…July 4th 1796---)
Thomas Jefferson, of course, died on July 4th, 1826, the same day as John Adams, a fellow “Founding Father”—who he defeated in the election of 1800. …This happened thirty years after a July 4th, 1796 total eclipse ( over the Pacific), the last eclipse on that Metonic date of July 4th for hundreds of years.
(As a curiosity, James Monroe, another founding Father, also died on July 4th, five years later in 1831.)
There were two complete Metonic eclipses during Jefferson's...His 18th birthday in 1763 and 30 years before his death, on July 4, 1796.
interesting note: His birthday Metonic of April 13 becomes Lincoln's death day Metonic of April 14th, appearing for the first time in 1809 on an eight year lurch from 1801 eclipse, as Lincoln is two months old and Jefferson is 64.
William Henry Harrison, solar eclipses on Feb 9 1785…April 4 1810)
Harrison was supposedly the recipient of a curse by the Native chief Tecumseh and died after 31 days in office of pneumonia.
William Henry Harrison ( are 26.5 eclipse years apart. The first eclipse occurs when he is 12 years old on Feb 9 1785.
The latter date corresponds to his death in 1841. It is exactly one lunar year following the April 14, 1809 Lincoln Death day eclipse, where Lincoln’s death is expressed in the months after his birth in Feb 12, 1809. It is incidentally also the date of the assassination of Martin Luther King 127 years later. That date is embedded in the assassination metonic surrounding the birth of Abraham Lincoln.
There were two complete Metonic eclipses during Harrison's life.
Kennedy and Lincoln’s birth and death days are coupled metonic pairs…meaning the dates are closely embedded within the Metonic cycle nearby each other.You will see this in followingcharts.
Lincoln’s birth and death dates are exactly 3 eclipse years apart. ( 1033 days)
Kennedy’s eclipses are a direct side by side couple 177 days apart/ one eclipse season.
Expressions of eclipse in the lives of the Presidents:
Therefore, we have 2 complete eclipses ( and one partial) on exact birth/death days in the life of Thomas Jefferson.
We have 2 eclipses on exact birth/death days in the life of William Henry Harrison.
Abraham Lincoln in the Metonic
We will see next that we have 7 eclipses on exact birth/death days in the life of Abraham Lincoln—assisted by the fact that Lincoln died over the course of nine hours over two separate days.
We have 3 eclipses on exact birth/death days in the life of John F. Kennedy, but a total of eleven which land on or border his extraordinary side by side Metonic in the 20th century.
The maximum expressions of eclipses in the lives of Presidents apparently occur with Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy—who are in themselves maximum expressions of the American Presidency, which is in turn a maximum expression of leadership.
I include eclipses which border the exact Metonic here, and following after their death. There are reasons to do this, based on orbital, historical and leap year reality.
Abe Lincoln Born Feb 12, 1809--- Died April 14/15 1865
eclipses on Feb 12, 1812/ Feb 12 1831/ Feb 12 1850/ Feb 11 1869
eclipses on April 14, 1809/ April 14 1828/April 15 1847/ April 15 1866—Lincoln was shot on 14th and pronounced dead 9 hours later morning of 15th 1865.
John F. Kennedy Born May 29, 1917---Died November 22, 1963
eclipses on May 28th 1900/ May 29, 1919/ May 29, 1938 ( all total)—
eclipses on May 30, 1946, May 30 1965, May 30 1984—one day removed)
eclipses on Nov.22nd 1900/ Nov. 22nd 1919/ Nov 21 1938/ Nov 23 1946/ Nov 23 1965 (annular)/ Nov 22 1984--Total).
So for whatever reasons, out of 46 Presidents only 4 have eclipses on both their birth and death days. Thematic links can be drawn between the characters and impact of 3 of these four—Jefferson, Lincoln and Kennedy.
Jefferson was 81 years old when he died. He was 85.55 eclipse years old.
Harrison was 68 years old when he died. He was 71.8 eclipse years old.
Lincoln was 56 years old when he died. He was 59.2 eclipse years old
Kennedy was 46 years old when he died. He was exactly 49 eclipse years old.
Bobby Kennedy was killed at 42
Martin Luther King at 38.
Of all the Presidents and celebrities we will look at, only Kennedy died on an ecliptic birthday. At exactly 49 eclipse (draconic) years old.
Presidential Births and Deaths in Eclipse Metonic.
Bold type signifies presence of that day in eclipse Metonic during their lifetime.
1.George Washington—Born 2-22-1732…Died 12-14-1799 ( note that his death day reappears in Electoral College Pandemic eclipse of 12-14-2020)
2.John Adams---Born 10-30-1735…Died July 4th 1826 ( eclipse 7-4-1796)
3. Thomas Jefferson—Born 4-13-1745…Died July 4th 1826---( note how his birthday is 120 years and one day away from Lincoln’s death day)
4. James Madison –3-16-1752 to 6-28-1836 ( no eclipses)
5. Monroe—4-28-1758 to 7-4-1831 (eclipse 7-4-1796)
6. J. Quincy Adams 7-11-1767 to 2-23-1848 ( no eclipses)
7. Andrew Jackson 3-15-1767 to 6-8-1845 ( no eclipses)
8. Martin van Buren 12-5-1782 to 7-24-1862 ( no eclipses)
9. W.H. Harrison born 2-9-1773 to died 4-4-1841 ( eclipses on Feb 9 1785 and April 4th1810)
10. John Tyler—born 3-29-1790 to 1-18-1862 ( no eclipses)
11. James Polk—11-2-1795 to 6-15-1849 ( no eclipses)
12. Zachary Taylor 11-24-1784 to 7-9-1850 (no eclipses)
13. Millard Fillmore—1-7-1800 to 11-8-1874 ( no eclipses)
14. Franklin Pierce—11-23-1804 to 10-8-1869 ( eclipse on 10-8 1866)
15. James Buchanan—4-23-1791 to 6-1-1868 (no eclipses)
16. Abraham Lincoln –2-12-1809 to 4-14/15-1865 (eclipses on Feb 12, 1812/ Feb 12 1831/ Feb 12 1850/ post death on Feb 11 1869—one day before what would have been his 60th birthday
eclipses on April 14, 1809/ April 14 1828/April 15 1847/ post death April 15 1866—Lincoln was shot on 14th and pronounced dead 9 hours later morning of 15th , 1865.
17. Andrew Johnson 12-29-1808 to 7-31-1875 ( no eclipses)
18. US Grant 4-27-1822 to 7-23-1885 ( no eclipses)
19. Rutherford B. Hayes 10-4-1822 to 1-17-1893 ( no eclipses)
20 James Garfield—11-19-1831 to 9-19-1881 ( no eclipses—narrowly misses both dates)
21. Chester Arthur –10-5-1829 to 11-18-1886 ( no eclipses)
22. Grover Cleveland—3-18-1837 to 6-24-1890 ( no eclipses)
23.Benjamin Harrison 8-20-1833 to 3-13-1901 ( Aug 20, 1895 partial)
24. Grover Cleveland—see above
25. William Mckinley –1-29-1843 to 9-14-1901 ( no eclipses)
26. Teddy Roosevelt—10-27-1858 to 1-6-1919 ( no eclipses)
27. William H. Taft---9-15-1857 to 3-8-1930 ( no eclipses)
28. Woodrow Wilson 12-28-1856 to Feb 3 1924 ( eclipse on Feb 3 1916—Wilson’s 60thBirthday)
29. Warren Harding 11-2-1865 to 8-2-1923 ( no eclipses)
30. Calvin Coolidge ---7-4-1872 to 1-5-1933 ( no eclipses)
31. Herbert Hoover-- 8-10-1874 to 10-20-1964 ( had a partial eclipse on 10-20-1892 and Annular eclipse on 8-10-1915)---I use only complete eclipses in calculation of double eclipses during lifetime.
32. Franklin Roosevelt –1-30-1882 to 4-12-1945 ( no eclipses)
33. Harry Truman—5-8-1884 to 12-26-1972 ( no eclipses—note: narrowly avoided metonic in both dates)
34. Dwight Eisenhower—10-14-1890 to 3-28-1969 ( partial eclipse 3-28-1968, exactly one year before his death)
35. John F. Kennedy Born May 29, 1917---Died November 22, 1963
eclipses on May 29, 1919/ May 29, 1938 ( all total)— Nov. 22nd 1919—many eclipses bordering one day from metonic, eleven in all
36. Lyndon Johnson—8-27-1908 to 1-22-1973 ( no eclipses…note: interesting similarity to JFK death date 1-22-1973 compared to 11-22-1963..a difference of 10 years and 10 months)
37. Richard Nixon 1-9-1913 to 4-22-1994 ( no eclipses)
38. Gerald Ford 7-14-1913 to 12-26-2006 ( no eclipses..died 34 years after Truman)
39. Jimmy Carter 10-1-1924 ( born in Metonic 10-1-1940 eclipse)
40. Ronald Reagan 2-6-1911 to June 5 2004 ( no eclipses)
41. George HW Bush 6-12-1924 to 11-30-2018 ( no eclipses)
42. Bill Clinton born 8-19-1946 ( not on Metonic)
43. George W. Bush 7-6-1946 ( not on metonic…44 days before Clinton)
44. Barrack Obama 8-4-1961 ( not on Metonic)
45. Donald Trump 6-14-1946 ( not on Metonic..born 22 days before George W, Bush—66 days before Bill Clinton—3 US presidents were born in a 66 day span)
46. Joe Biden 11-20-1942 ( not on metonic.. note: Biden was born on Robert Kennedy’s 17th birthday)
Of 46 US presidents - 39 are Deceased Presidents of the United States,
Of them, 28 had no birthday or deathday solar eclipses of any kind during their lifetime.
7 had one solar eclipse (including partials) during their lifetime on either their birthday or deathday. Herbert Hoover had one partial and one complete.
4 had complete solar eclipses on both birthday and death days during their lifetime.
Of the six living presidents, only one has a birthday within the eclipse Metonic—Jimmy Carter with October 1st.
71% of deceased presidents had no eclipses with their birth/death day during their lifetime.
18% had one.
10% had two—Jefferson, WH Harrison, Lincoln and Kennedy.
Continuing Synchronicity Eclipse Experiment
Now let’s continue this experiment. I chose a list of 39 random dead celebrities/public figures from the past. I chose them off the top of my head without first looking at their birth/death days for best scientific effect.
What would the percentages be of ecliptic presence in their lives?
39 Total Public figures.
22 had no eclipses ( 56%)
15 with 1 eclipse (38%)
And 2 with two eclipses (5%)
A smaller percentage had no eclipses ( 71% to 56%) in the celebrity group than presidential .
The celebrity group had more than twice as many with one eclipse ( 38% to 18%)
They had half the number with 2 eclipses. (5%)
As you will see, the two with two eclipses were Huey “The Kingfish” Long and Ray Charles…Long was a populist American politician who was assassinated on September 10, 1935. Ray Charles, of course, was one of the greatest entertainers in the history of popular music.
List of famous people and their relation to Metonic:
1. Ben Franklin 1-17-1706 to 4-17-1790 (no eclipses)
2. Albert Einstein 3-14-1879 to 4-18-1955 (one eclipse)
3. Princess Diana 7-1-1961 to 3-31-1997 ( no eclipses)
4. Marilyn Monroe 6-1-1926 to 4-4-1962 ( no eclipses)
5. Elvis Presley 1-8-1935 to 8-16-1977 ( no eclipses)
6. John Lennon 10-9-1940 to 12-8-1980 ( no eclipses)
7. Huey Long---8-30-1893 to 9-10-1935(eclipses---total on 8-30-1905, partial on August 30, 1925..total on September 10, 1923)
8. Charles Lindbergh 2-4-1902 to 8-26-1974 ( one eclipse 2-4-1943)
9. Walt Whitman 5-31-1819 to 3-26-1882 ( one eclipse)
10.J. Edgar Hoover 1-1-1895 to 5-2-1975 ( no eclipses)
11.Mahatma Ghandi 10-2-1869 to 1-30-1948 ( no eclipses)
12. Mao Tse Tung---12-26-1893 to 9-9-1976( one eclipse)
13.13. Josef Stalin – 12-18-1878 to 3-5-1973 (one eclipse-partial in 1924)
14. Queen Victoria—5-24-1819 to 1-22-1901 ( one eclipse)
15. Nelson Mandela –7-18-1918 to 12-5-2013 ( no eclipses)
16. Roy Rogers—11-5-1911 to 7-6-1981 ( no eclipses)
17. Judy Garland – 6-10-1922 to 6-22-1967 ( one eclipse)
18. Robert E. Lee 1-9-1807 to 10-12-1870 ( no eclipses)
19. Martin Luther –11-10-1483 to 2-18-1546 ( no eclipses)
20.Charles Darwin—2-12-1809 to April 19th 1882—shared birthday with Abe Lincoln)
21.Harry Truman ( Mount saint Helens hermit) birth unknown..Died May 18, 1980 –one eclipse)
22.Mozart ---1-27-1756 to 12-5-1791 ( no eclipses)
23.Mother Theresa—8-26-1910 to 9-5-1997 ( no eclipses)
24. Babe Ruth – 2-6-1895 to 8-16-1948 ( no eclipses)
25. Thomas Edison 2-11- 1847 to 10-18-1931 ( no eclipses)
26. Ray Charles 9-23-1930 to 6-10-2004 (eclipses 9-23-1987 and 6-10-1964)
27. Pablo Picasso—10-25—1881 to 4-8-1973 ( one eclipses)
28. George Harrison – 2-25-1943 to 11-29-2001( one eclipse)
29. CS Lewis 11-29-1898 to 11-22-1963 ( one eclipse –shared death day with JFK and Aldous Huxley)
30.Helen Keller ---6-27-1880 top 6-1-1868 ( no eclipses)
31. Malcolm X—5-19-1925 to 2-21-1965 ( one eclipse)
32.Walt Disney--- 12-5-1901 to 12-15-1966 ( no eclipses)
33.Buddy Holly –9-7-1936 to 2-3-1959 ( no eclipses)
34. Winston Churchill 11-13-1874 to 1-24-1965 ( one eclipse 1-24-1925)
35.Shah Reza Pahlavi—10-26-1919 to 7-27-1980 ( no eclipses)
36. Augusto Pinochet--- 11-25-1916 to 12-10-2006 ( no eclipses)
37. Salvador Allende—6-26-1908 to 9-11-1973 ( one eclipse four years before his death—he was also born 2 days before an eclipse on 6-28-1908)
38. Lucille Ball—8-6-1911 to 4-26-1989 ( no eclipses)
39. Jimi Hendrix 11-27-1942 to 9-18-1970 ( no eclipses)
Once again, 39 Total Public figures.
22 no eclipses ( 56%)
15 with 1 eclipse (38%)
And 2 with two eclipses (5%)
The two with two eclipses were Huey “The Kingfish” Long and Ray Charles…
Total of 78 deceased Presidents and Public Figures.84 counting living presidents
6 of them had eclipses on birth and death days. 7% of them.
4 were Presidents. Another was a famous politician/Governor—one was an entertainer.
Half of that figure (3) were assassinated—Lincoln, Kennedy and Huey Long.
The other three were Jefferson, William Henry Harrison and Ray Charles.
Lincoln has the most eclipses during his life on his exact birth/death days—5
Kennedy and Jefferson both have three.
The rest have two.
Only John F. Kennedy has a matching eclipse pair (Metonic side by side) with his birth and death days. The Kennedy Century is most Striking..as the Abraham Lincoln Century
The Metonic Cycle is a period of almost exactly 19 years after which the phases of the moon recur at the same time of the solar year. 235 lunar months is just 1 hour, 27 minutes and 33 seconds longer than 19 tropical years. Meton of Athens in the 5th Cnetury B.C. determined the cycle to be a whole number of days, 6,940. Using these whole numbers facilitates the construction of a luni- solar Calendar. The Chinese based their calendars on this, the Bahai use it, and it has implications in all major religious calendars.
Every nineteen years will find us at the exact phase of the moon. Meaning if there was a new moon on Dec 4 2002, there will almost certainly be one on Dec 4 2021, as happened. eventually this shists to another date, after 219 years.
The revolution of the earth around the sun and the revolution of the moon around the earth have no particular scientific reason to bear any relation whatsoever to each other...yet they do, creating a nearly perfect match every 19 years...every 6,940 days.
As astonishing as it is to find a point of synchronicity between the lunar and the solar calendars...the draconic reality pushes the envelope of all coincidence to beyond impossibility.
At that same 19 year point where the lunar and solar calendars intersect., we find the intersection of 255 Draconic months... 255 draconic months (lunar nodes) = 6,939.1161 days.20.021 eclipse years (40 eclipse seasons)
Solar Year= 365.24 days. 365.24 x 19 = 6,939.6 days (every 19 years)
Synodic ( Lunar)= 29.53 days.29.53058868 x 235 = 6,939.68days (every 235 months)
That's a difference of only hours, every 19 years!!!
The difference between 19 solar years and 235 lunar months is only about two hours, or 0.086 days per cycle, resulting in a full day of delay every 219 years (12.4 parts per million), roughly twelve cycles.
Now the Draconic ( Eclipse) calendar results from the alignment of the moon in a lunar node about every 346 days, a reality that is completely independent of the solar and lunar cycles.
That's less than half a day difference every 19 years with the lunar and solar calendars!!!
Not only is the sun the same size as the moon in the sky, but three different calendars all line up to allow for perfection in human observation of time and eclipses.
Sometimes the eclipses show up every 19 years for 3 times in a row on the same date. Sometimes certain dates roll in and out of eclipses for more than a century before fading and moving on.
This is an extraordinary arrangement and absolute proof of a designer God who also intends our educational growth.
Not only is the sun the same size as the moon in the sky, but three different calendars all line up to allow for perfection in human observation of time and eclipses.
To assert these manifestations are coincidence after any genuine open-minded consideration might seem to suggest either aggressive ingratitude or blind religious obedience to a false faith.
Eclipse follow the same date, circulating around it. for about a hundred years or more, before moving on.
During any given century, there are only about 36 given dates for eclipses. These dates are not rock solid, they slide a bit due to international date lines, and astronomical realities.
So we could have, for instance, a Dec 24th date which becomes Dec. 25 for a couple of eclipses, and then reverses course to become Dec. 24th one more time, before leaping ahead to Dec. 26th...at some point it must keep moving to the 27th, 28th and so on...sometimes it will skip a date, but rarely.
the Metoni dates are separated by between 10 and twelve days ( because the actual Saros distance is eleven days 8 hours).. so for instance December solar eclipses are now occurring on or beside Dec 4th, Dec. 14 and Dec. 26th---this happened the last three years...as we experienced solar eclipses on Dec.26th 2019, Dec. 14 2020, and Dec 4th 2021...three December eclipses in a row, each exactly one lunar year apart---354 days..
In the same vein August eclipses are currently occurring around the 2nd, 12th and 21st
latest examples Aug. 21st 2017, August 12 2026 and August 2nd 2027...this same kind of spacing is found through all the months.
The year of Abe Lincoln's birth saw an eclipse on April 14th ( which would be the day of his death 56 years later)...19 years later, there is an April 14 ,1828 eclipse over the Mideast. By the year after his assassination, the metonic date had moved only gradually and there is a partial eclipse on April 15th 1866 visible from North America. By the time of the Titanic, that Metonic had shifted to April 17th, 1912, and then reached to April 19th in the late 20th Century. The next manifestation of that same sliding metonic occurs with the 4-20-2023 eclipse near Australia.
Thus it's possible for a date to shift 6 days over the course of 220 years. This is a constant cycle of flowing and repeating dates..
The Aug 21st Metonic date is a great example and is spotlighted in a section below. Aug 21st 1914 saw the great WWI Eclipse.
19 years later, August 21st 1933 saw the great Jerusalem Ring of Fire. ( Saros 124)
19 years later, The metonic retreated for the August 20th 1952 Ring of Fire ( Saros 134)
19 years after that the Aug 20, 1971 partial. (Saros 144)
Notice how the Saros are exactly 10 cycles apart.
Then the 19 year mark collapses in Aug 20, 1971 ( Saros 154) , but the general metonic reality remains and shifts to compensate for new Saros eclipses and a new 19 year ( and alternating 10 saros )spacing!!!
Aug 22nd 1979 Ring of Fire. ( Saros 125)
Aug 22nd 1998 Ring of Fire. ( Saros 135)
And then, incredibly, after 4 eclipses, the Aug 21st date returns...
August 21st, 2017 ( Saros 145) USA Great American Eclipse--103 years after the first appearance of 8-21 in the WWI Eclipse.
19 years after that is a partial on 8-21-2036 ( Saros 155) and then the Metonic rapidly collapses so that by 2063, the eclipse date is August 24 ( Saros 136)
See JFK birthday/Deathday , Mt.St. Helens and Armistice Day Metonics neatly lined up at turn of the 20th Century