The conspiracy theorists have again become active. They are now claiming that the mysterious death planet Nibiru will destroy Earth on April 23. A Christian numerologist named David Meade has informed that a biblical sign strongly suggests the occurrence of an apocalypse on April 23 which will eventually destroy our Earth.
Meade told to the Daily Express newspaper that on April 23, the sun and the moon will be in Virgo along with the Jupiter, which represents the Messiah. For a particular branch of evangelical Christianity Revelation 12:1–2 marks the beginning of the Rapture and the second coming of Christ. The biblical Book of Revelation has a passage that goes like this, “And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of 12 stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth.”
The woman mentioned in the passage is represented as Virgo and the alignment of sun, moon, and Jupiter represents the Lion of the tribe of Judah, which marks the Rupture. Meade, the famous dooms predictor, believes on April 23, a hidden planet Nibiru, also called Planet X will suddenly appear in the sky and may collide with our Earth or may fly very close to Earth that will bring eventually bring destruction on our planet. Niburu will bring massive volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and tsunamis on Earth, as informed by Meade. Meade described April 23’s Nibiru event as a unique once-in-a-century sign exactly as depicted in the 12th chapter of Revelation.
According to Meade, the Nibiru apocalypse will eventually lead to the return of Jesus as per the Book of Revelation. Meade does not say that our Earth will get destroyed on April 23. He says that the star alignment will bring Niburu very close to Earth marking the start of Apocalypse that may go on for months. The US space agency NASA has always called the Nibiru predictions as hoax and has said that if any planets approach towards Earth they will know about it well in advance. The apocalypse predictions that Meade makes is mainly based on the prophecy of the Book of Revelation.
As per wiki, the Nibiru cataclysm is a supposed disastrous encounter between the Earth and a large planetary object (either a collision or a near-miss) which certain groups believe will take place in the early 21st century. Believers in this doomsday event usually refer to this object as Planet X or Nibiru. The idea was first put forward in 1995 by Nancy Lieder, founder of the website ZetaTalk. Lieder describes herself as a contactee with the ability to receive messages from extraterrestrials from the Zeta Reticuli star system through an implant in her brain. She states that she was chosen to warn mankind that the object would sweep through the inner Solar System in May 2003 (though that date was later postponed) causing Earth to undergo a physical pole shift that would destroy most of humanity. The prediction has subsequently spread beyond Lieder’s website and has been embraced by numerous Internet doomsday groups, most of which linked the event to the 2012 phenomenon. Since 2012, the Nibiru cataclysm has frequently reappeared in the popular media, usually linked to newsmaking astronomical objects such as Comet ISON or Planet Nine. Although the name “Nibiru” is derived from the works of the ancient astronaut writer Zecharia Sitchin and his interpretations of Babylonian and Sumerian mythology, he denied any connection between his work and various claims of a coming apocalypse.
The idea that a planet-sized object will collide with or closely pass by Earth in the near future is not supported by any scientific evidence and has been rejected by astronomers and planetary scientists as pseudoscience and an Internet hoax. Such an object would have destabilised the orbits of the planets to the extent that their effects would be easily observable today. Astronomers have hypothesized many planets beyond Neptune, and though many have been disproved, there are some that remain viable candidates such as Planet Nine. All the current candidates are in orbits that keep them well beyond Neptune throughout their orbit, even when they are closest to the sun.