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Along the train of thought that hydrogen nukes are the "stars"... Russia has nuclear tipped missiles that would detonate in the sky to take out the American ICBMs in flight. Perhaps this is it?? A few dozen or hundred hydrogen nukes going off in the sky could appear like mini stars?
They would appear like "mini stars" if they were far enough away from on observer, except they would be as bright as the sun, and therefore looking at them would burn and destroy tiny portions of the retina in the eyes. If they were very close to an observer they would be as big or much bigger than the sun, and just as bright, and would permanently blind an observer. If they were closer than 20 miles their concussion, heat, and nuclear radiation could be a mortal danger.
A hydrogen bomb nuclear explosion would not only "appear" like a mini star" - it literally IS a mini star.
As described in the original post, a hydrogen bomb explosion causes 2 hydrogen atoms to fuse together to create a helium atom. It fuses the nuclei of the 2 hydrogen atoms together, releasing enormous energy in the process - mainly in the form of light and nuclear radiation. This is EXACTLY the same nuclear fusion reaction that occurs in a star. A star is composed of hydrogen gas that is compressed at such an extremely high pressure that the nuclei of hydrogen atoms fuse to create a helium atom, releasing enormous energy causing the star to shine. A hydrogen bomb explosion is literally a star on a smaller scale. It does not just "appear" to be a star - it IS a star - EXACTLY THE SAME nuclear reaction.
When Jesus said during the end time tribulation, "stars will fall from the sky" he wasn't talking about meteors falling in the sky. Meteors aren't stars - they are rocks or very tiny stones that heat up white hot and burn as they fall through the atmosphere. If Jesus was referring to meteors, he would have perhaps said something like this: "fire and brimstone will fall from the sky" (like what destroyed on Soddom and Gomorrah). But he said, "stars will fall from the sky" - -IMPOSSIBLE -- until almost 2000 years later with the invention of bomber aircraft and missiles that can drop hydrogen bombs from the sky that can explode, creating literal stars falling from the sky.
Appears there will be a "little bit" of everything.
An asteroid, nuclear exchange, worldwide economic collapse, famine, pestilence, earthquakes. Burrrr - makes me shutter to think what this world is going to be like.
Rev 16:21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven,
every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.
Rev 11:19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
Here's one best fits asteroid:
Rev 8:7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
[link to en.wikipedia.org
The spectacle that confronted Kulik as he stood on a ridge overlooking the devastated area was overwhelming. To the explorers' surprise, no crater was to be found. There was instead around ground zero a vast zone (8 kilometres [5.0 mi] across) of trees scorched and devoid of branches, but standing upright. The trees farther away had been partly scorched and knocked down in a direction away from the centre
Selected eyewitness reports
The Southern swamp—the epicentre of the Tunguska explosion—in 2008
Testimony of S. Semenov, as recorded by Leonid Kulik's expedition in 1930:
At breakfast time I was sitting by the house at Vanavara Trading Post [65 kilometres/40 miles south of the explosion], facing north. [...] I suddenly saw that directly to the north, over Onkoul's Tunguska Road, the sky split in two and fire appeared high and wide over the forest [as Semenov showed, about 50 degrees up—expedition note]. The split in the sky grew larger, and the entire northern side was covered with fire. At that moment I became so hot that I couldn't bear it, as if my shirt was on fire; from the northern side, where the fire was, came strong heat. I wanted to tear off my shirt and throw it down, but then the sky shut closed, and a strong thump sounded, and I was thrown a few metres. I lost my senses for a moment, but then my wife ran out and led me to the house. After that such noise came, as if rocks were falling or cannons were firing, the earth shook, and when I was on the ground, I pressed my head down, fearing rocks would smash it. When the sky opened up, hot wind raced between the houses, like from cannons, which left traces in the ground like pathways, and it damaged some crops. Later we saw that many windows were shattered, and in the barn a part of the iron lock snapped.
Testimony of Chuchan of Shanyagir tribe, as recorded by I. M. Suslov in 1926:
We had a hut by the river with my brother Chekaren. We were sleeping. Suddenly we both woke up at the same time. Somebody shoved us. We heard whistling and felt strong wind. Chekaren said, 'Can you hear all those birds flying overhead?' We were both in the hut, couldn't see what was going on outside. Suddenly, I got shoved again, this time so hard I fell into the fire. I got scared. Chekaren got scared too. We started crying out for father, mother, brother, but no one answered. There was noise beyond the hut, we could hear trees falling down. Chekaren and I got out of our sleeping bags and wanted to run out, but then the thunder struck. This was the first thunder. The Earth began to move and rock, wind hit our hut and knocked it over. My body was pushed down by sticks, but my head was in the clear. Then I saw a wonder: trees were falling, the branches were on fire, it became mighty bright, how can I say this, as if there was a second sun, my eyes were hurting, I even closed them. It was like what the Russians call lightning. And immediately there was a loud thunderclap. This was the second thunder. The morning was sunny, there were no clouds, our Sun was shining brightly as usual, and suddenly there came a second one!
Chekaren and I had some difficulty getting out from under the remains of our hut. Then we saw that above, but in a different place, there was another flash, and loud thunder came. This was the third thunder strike. Wind came again, knocked us off our feet, struck against the fallen trees.
We looked at the fallen trees, watched the tree tops get snapped off, watched the fires. Suddenly Chekaren yelled "Look up" and pointed with his hand. I looked there and saw another flash, and it made another thunder. But the noise was less than before. This was the fourth strike, like normal thunder.
Now I remember well there was also one more thunder strike, but it was small, and somewhere far away, where the Sun goes to sleep.
Krasnoyaretz newspaper, July 13, 1908:
Kezhemskoe village. On the 17th an unusual atmospheric event was observed. At 7:43 the noise akin to a strong wind was heard. Immediately afterwards a horrific thump sounded, followed by an earthquake that literally shook the buildings, as if they were hit by a large log or a heavy rock. The first thump was followed by a second, and then a third. Then the interval between the first and the third thumps were accompanied by an unusual underground rattle, similar to a railway upon which dozens of trains are travelling at the same time. Afterwards for 5 to 6 minutes an exact likeness of artillery fire was heard: 50 to 60 salvoes in short, equal intervals, which got progressively weaker. After 1.5–2 minutes after one of the "barrages" six more thumps were heard, like cannon firing, but individual, loud and accompanied by tremors.