Bible Eclipses

Jesus Baptism Solar Eclipse 24 November 29 AD

On Thursday, 24 November 29AD Jesus arrived at the Jordan river to be baptized [1]. A Solar eclipse covered Jesus as he entered the water around 10:30 AM to be baptized and maxed out at 90% within one hour of being baptized.     

“when all the people were baptized, Jesus also having been baptized, and praying, The heaven was opened” (Luke 3:21)

After Jesus was baptized he began to pray. The bright daylight gave way to unnatural darkness equal to twilight. At 11:00 AM the solar eclipse increased in amplitude until maxing out at 92%. The solar eclipse obstructed the top of the sun leaving an upward-facing crescent. The thin crescent of light from the eclipse appeared as a  dove descending from heaven. Attempting to explain this unusual event in the Bible the apostle stated: “the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily form, as a dove, upon him, and a voice came out of heaven, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.””(Luke 3:22)

A gentle breeze picked up as the solar eclipse reached 90%. The breeze would have been the strongest at maximum eclipse. The Breezes amplitude and the crescent-shaped light in the form of a dove would have increased and decreased in amplitude at the same time.     

Around 11:30 AM the sun was 55% eclipsed when it was no longer detectable. One hour lapsed from the start to the end of the noticeable eclipse.

Jesus shares what he saw at his baptism (John 3:5-11)

““I say unto thee, Except one be born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter unto the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born anew the wind bloweth where it will, and thou hearest the voice thereof, but knowest not whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.” 

Nicodemus answered, “How can these things be?” 

Jesus answered him, “Art thou the teacher of Israel, and understandest not these things? Verily, Verily, I say unto thee, We speak that which we know,and bear witness of that which we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.” 


[1]John lightfoot’s commentary on the gospels places Jesuses baptism in November on a Thursday.

 “[Where dwellest thou?] The proper and most immediate sense of this is, Where dwellest, or, Where lodgest thou? But I could willingly render it as if it had been said, ‘Where dost thou keep thy sabbath?’ and from thence conjecture that day was the evening of the sabbath. For whereas it is said, “and they abode with him that day,” it would be a little hard to understand it of the day that was now almost gone; and therefore we may suppose it meant of the following day, for it is added it was now the tenth hour. It was about the middle of our November when these things fell out in Bethabara, as will easily appear to any one that will be accurate in calculating the times, and that little that was left of that day was then the tenth hour. It was then about sunset, and, as it were, the entrance of a new day: so that it might more properly have been said, “They abode with him that night.”

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