Retrograde Motion of Mars, Is It Possible On Earth?

During this period time, I mean from 15th November 2007 to 30th January 2008, Mars began to slow its movements until it showed no eastward motion at all. Then, strange as it may seem Mars will begin moving westward through and it will continue to do so until about January 30th, when Mars will once again slow down, halt and then begin moving eastward. This phenomenon will create a vision that on Mars, the sun will rise from the west and sets on east. What actually happens is the Earth moving faster than Mars during the period and so we overtake Mars and pass it. Mars will appear to be moving the opposite direction, a motion we called as retrograde motion. When Mars displays retrograde motion, it appears to etch out a looped path. The loop is because Earth and Mars’ orbits are not in exactly the same plane. This retrograde loop of Mars is a terrific display of celestial geometry. The loops vary from opposition to opposition and the pattern of the loop changes depending on where Mars happens to be in its’ orbit when Earth passes it.

Many relate this phenomenon to events that happened through the history of mankind. 

During retrograde period of November 7, 1975 to January 20, 1976, Indonesian forces launched a massive air and sea invasion, known as Operasi Seroja, 60,000 Timorese were dead by mid-February.

During retrograde period of February 20 to May 12, 1982, Argentina was in the midst of a devastating economic crisis and large-scale civil unrest against the military junta that was governing Argentina in the period leading up to the war. The government, headed by President General Leopoldo Galtieri, decided to play off long-festering nationalistic sentiment by launching what it thought would be a quick and easy war to reclaim the Falkland Islands. The ongoing tension between the two countries over the islands increased on 19 March when 50 Argentines landed on the British dependency of South Georgia and raised their flag, an act that is seen as the first offensive action in the war. On 2 April, Galtieri ordered the invasion of the Falkland Islands, triggering the Falklands War. Though initially surprised by the Argentine attack on the South Atlantic islands, Britain launched a naval task force to engage the Argentine navy and air force, and deployed Royal Marines on the ground. After heavy combat, the British eventually prevailed and the islands remained under British control, although as of 2005, Argentina has still not relinquished its claim to the Falkland Islands. The political effects of the war were strong in both countries. The Argentine loss prompted even larger protests against the military government, which prompted its downfall, while a wave of patriotic sentiment swept through the United Kingdom, bolstering the government of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

During retrograde period of March 18 to June 4, 1999, The Kosovo War occurred and inflicted many casualties. Yugoslavia claimed that NATO attacks caused between 1,200 and 5,700 civilian casualties. Human Rights Watch counted a minimum of 500 civilian deaths in 90 separate incidents. NATO acknowledged killing at most 1,500 civilians. The majority of deaths appear to have been within Kosovo itself; there were up to 5,000 military casualties according to NATO estimates, while the Serbian figure is around 1,000. Large numbers of Albanian civilians were also killed, although the exact numbers are unclear.

Like other planets, Retrograde motion is expected to happen on earth as verified by the scientists, soon or later.

In Quran (Chapter 02:Verse258) “Abraham said, Verily! Allah causes the sun to rise from east; then cause it to rise from the west”
In Chapter 06 : Verse158:- “The day (ie. Portents of the hour e.g., sun rising from the west)that some of the signs of your Lord (Allah) do come, no good will it do to a person to believe then, if he believed not before, nor earned good through his faith”.

Guys, I believe that the retrograde motion phenomenon can occur on earth and the sun will rise from west. Let us be prepared and pray to the Almighty that when that time comes, we will be among the one who were blessed.

10 Responses to “Retrograde Motion of Mars, Is It Possible On Earth?”

  1. I am Muslim and what ever people say I do believe on my Allah. First people ignore Quran’s Judgment day’s sign but now due to NASA and other Agencies people have started to believe on Quran. First people don’t even believe that one day our Universe will destroy but now they are going much faster than Islam, Now they say 21 Dec 2012 will be our doom day. LOL! Our Universe will destroy but now in 2012 still some signs yet have to appear.

    • shahroz butt Says:

      ASSALAMUALIKUM Hassan says well. well we dont know what is gonna happen in 2012.It signs which have three catagaries will must appear.the signs of first two have almost shown.Big signs include the rise of sun from the west which will be the starting of the appearence of those signs.No one knows what is gonna happen even in the next moment.

  2. I am Muslim and what ever people say I do believe on my Allah. First people ignore Quran’s Judgment day’s sign but now due to NASA and other Agencies people have started to believe on Quran. First people don’t even believe that one day our Universe will destroy but now they are going much faster than Islam, Now they say 21 Dec 2012 will be our doom day. LOL! Our Universe will destroy but now in 2012 still some signs yet have to appear.

    (Sorry for re-posting but I forget to check “Notify me through e-mail”. SOrry again.)

  3. Allah forgive us.
    Really this should be happen, this is the word of the prophet (Peace be upon him) and we are believing on true prophet. make your iman better, there is no need to verify it by nasa, for builting your iman stronger , it is good to read & share this type of articles .

    QURAN 6:158
    Do they [then] wait for anything except that the angels should come to them or your Lord should come or that there come some of the signs of your Lord? The Day that some of the signs of your Lord will come no soul will benefit from its faith as long as it had not believed before or had earned through its faith some good. Say, “Wait. Indeed, we [also] are waiting.”

  4. Mohammed Mustafa Oomer Says:

    Bismillah hir rehmanirrahim.
    Assalaamalaikum.

    I came upon this thread while trying gather information relating to retrograde motion, more specifically, as to when this event may occur on earth. Just like many, i was trying to pinpoint this event in time, in refference to the stated facts in the Holy Quran. To a muslim it is the word of Allah, to all else it is simply a religious book. I am not qualified to explain the Holy Quran in its detail and its entirity, however, if I may put forth the following the analogy.

    Imagine travelling into a remote part of the world where “modern civilization” has not reached and give them a self sufficent computer, along with a book, thoroughly comprehensive, in language (explanations) that they could understand. They would first learn to use the computer, then as they gain knowledge they keep trying to prove or disprove the instructions in the book. As they gain more knowledge they will learn to understand the book better and better, but truth is, the book is exact. The machine will operate within the hardware and software perameters set by its designer. Whether or not they believe in the book is redundant.

    Its an inadiquate analogy, but I hope you get my drift.

    Retrograde motion is now explained but they still do not know precisely why it happens. Explanations are based on observations,t heory and historical records but there are no accurate formulae for the precise triggers. No predictions as to when earth will experience it, but accepted that it will happen. !400 years ago we were given this knowledge, not in reference to Mars or any other planets, but Earth. It has never been recorded nor is it predictable for Earth.

    As far as its implications are for universe, that too has been explained. It is one of the signs of the inevitable. I would also like to add a word of caution regarding 2012. Think back to Y2K. Anyway no calender predicts the precise date of the end. I would sincerely like to encourage all, to look at what the calenders point to. Its simply a date, according, to those calenders about the position of the Earth in relation to our sun, solar ayatem and galaxy.

    It should be beautiful to those who will observe it, but all glory is on to Allah, who ordered it so. The ultimate designer. In the HolyQuran it states “how many of my wonders will you deny”.

    Please feel free respond as you wish, we keep learning.

    Fee AmanAllah.

  5. Jazak Allah for the information. May Allah give us a life filled with faith in Allah and a blessed death, thereafter. May we be raised amongst the pious. May be give us peace in the life and a peaceful death. Ameen!!

  6. cud be just another allegory….

  7. I am a Muslim. And Im a science student who has a strong understanding of the laws of physics and planetary movements.

    I believe in the day of judgment. But I’m sorry, Retrograde motion CANNOT HAPPEN ON EARTH. All of our Islamic beliefs cannot be scientifically proven. Some are just blind faiths and spiritual beliefs. To prove my point you need to understand what retrograde motion really is.

    Mars orbits slower then the earth. When earth passes Mars, it gives an illusion that Mars is going backwards. Actually it’s not. retrograde motion is just an illusion. Second point, we can only planet going backwards if we are on another planet. example, if we were to stand on Mars, only then we might see earth going backwards (it still won’t be going backwards, just an illusion ) .

    Please do not provide scientific facts without sufficient knowledge. I do believe that on the day of judgment the sun will rise from the west, but it will be due to power of Allah, not any scientific fact.

  8. Aliyu Shehu Says:

    Only Allah (SW) knows the exact day the dooms day will come but surely Retrograde of the earth is one of the signs. Almost all the signs that will come to pass before the dooms day as narrated by our holy prophet (saw) has occurred if not the last ten (10) signs which include: I) the coming of dajjal 2) The attack ya juj wama juj 3) The coming of leader Hahdi 4) The coming back prophet Isa I.e Jesus (peace be opun him) 5) The Retrograde of the earth and so on. May Allah (SW) guide and protect us.

  9. Rafi Ahmed Says:

    God has given very limited intellect to us human beings. Many of the creations of God, particularly the universe and our own solar system is beyond our full comprehension even today. With our limited understanding we claim to have made great scientific discoveries. They are nothing. A great scientist, Galileo of 17 century, said at the fag end of his life that what he discovered all his life can be compared to a child who had collected a few pebbles at the sea coast. That speaks of our limitations.
    What is important is that there was reference to sun raising from the west in the Holy Quran some 1400 years back when it was revealed to prophet Mohammad (saw) during which time the scientific community had obsolutly no knowledge of the retrograde motion of the planets in our solar system. Is this not something for us to ponder on?
    Rafi Ahmed

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