Comet Siding Spring

Comet Siding Spring

By Ray Ward (updated 9.24.2014)

On October 19, 2014, Comet Siding Spring will come within 82,000 miles of Mars, give or take a couple of thousand miles. While NASA has taken into account meteor strikes, showers, and the like, in it’s predictions of various comet effects on Mars, there is one more thing that we feel they should have considered – the electrical effects of the comet on the planet.

Do you remember Comet ISON, last Thanksgiving, when it came so close to the sun? Whether it was destroyed or not is not pertinent to our discussion here. What is important is that during the SDO monitoring of the comet moving around the sun during that 12 hours or so it took to make the trip, there were sounds of loud disturbing static all throughout the transit. It’s obvious to me that the comet underwent a series of electrical discharges between itself and the sun every few minutes during its trip around the sun.

The coma around the comet has been measured at 150,000 miles in diameter with water alone. Then there is a 1,000,000 mile coma diameter of hydroxyl particles that could easily engulf Mars. There is more than enough ions to create the conditions for a repetitive electrical discharge

Since we were not there to measure the electrical charges on the sun and the comet, we can only get an idea of the scenario that will play out when comet Siding Spring approaches Mars. At about a million miles out, as Comet ISON was from the sun, there will probably have already been a discharge (A huge lightning strike between Comet Siding Spring and Mars). As the comet closes on the planet, there will be more discharges, perhaps every few minutes, until it is well past Mars; or possibly explodes due to it’s smaller size, on it’s way to its rendezvous with Mars. The larger the object, the more discharges it can produce. If there are any Martians there, let’s hope they are deep underground.


Comet Siding Spring was discovered on January 3, 2013 about 7.2 au from the sun by Robert H. McNaught, at Siding Spring Observatory in Australia using the 20 inch Schmidt Telescope there.

With the approach of Siding Springs to Mars, it is apparent to me that something is up. The earthquake activity in at least the past week has jumped by an average of roughly 50 earthquakes a day with magnitudes above 2.5 to over 100 per day and then some. Even these numbers are generous. This now is a trend that is apparently going to continue for some time. And what of the changes in the locations of our weather satellites (up to 2 degrees-never seen before)? What also is with the very large hurricanes off both the continental coastlines-East and west? Coincidence? I sincerely doubt that. Environmental or weather change – absolutely! That is an awful lot of stuff taking place with such a small body moving into our general area. That is a great amount of power from such a small object. Is something else coming into our neck of the woods?

This brings up something that has got me wondering about the ramifications of these effects on our planet. With Fracking apparently down, at least in this country, why do these earthquakes continue?

What does this increase in earthquakes do to any system of tunnels underneath our soil? If there are aliens below our surface, they might want to think about going off world right now. This situation cannot help them, especially with the changes occurring in our earth’s magnetosphere at this time, with increasing numbers of hits to our environment. I sure don’t see any help coming from them. Good luck on that.

What is going to happen to Mars if we feel these effects at our relatively great distance from the comet? It’s going to take The Lord’s help on all of this for not only the Martians, but us as well.


This comet Siding Spring  is extremely high in dust production-100kg/sec or 800,000 lbs per hour on 1/28/2014. It is stated in a paper from NASA that:”significant perturbations of the upper atmosphere of Mars will occur if the cometary production rate is 10-28 s-1 or larger, which corresponds to about 300 kilograms per second.  As you can see, it is highly likely that the production rate is already at what is needed to affect Mars upper atmosphere in such a manner. Also, the first figure is DUST, not water.

It is also stated on a NASA website that the “coma likely to engulf all of Mars.” To have this engulfing Mars sounds like a major electrical discharge. This has been suggested on another web site as well. Also, the preponderance of dust will likely increase the severity of the electric discharges between Mars and the
Comet making them much worst than just water production. (Not unlike volcano lightening when a volcano explodes).

Something else came up in that particular site from YouTube. It was a discussion of Phobos and Deimos leaving the area, as this individual feels they are the target of this comet. ESA said in 2012 that they are artificial bodies he is quoted as saying.

The earthquake rate is up to 148 tonight, as I write this,  which ties the record that I know of. The rate varies from about 115 to 145 over any given 24 hr period. I also make note of gradually increasing eq activity in the area of Greece. The eqs are stronger and somewhat more frequent than a month ago. This may mean a major eq in the near future in that area.

Surely the next few weeks will be interesting for those of us that watch these things closely.

3 Responses to Comet Siding Spring

  1. You say “What is important is that during the SDO monitoring of the comet moving around the sun during that 12 hours or so it took to make the trip, there were sounds of loud disturbing static all throughout the transit.”
    I guess you just sorta forgot to cite that – would you mind doing so now?

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