Posted by: cindybythesea | July 11, 2010

Eyes Looking to the Skies


          Immense monolithic figures of Easter Island gaze out to sea

Tomorrow, Sunday July 11, the monolithic figures of Easter Island known as Maoi, will witness a total eclipse of the sun, an historic first, as it is believed these mysterious figures were first erected sometime after the last solar eclipse embraced the island some 1400 years ago.

Maoi is the Polynesian term for the hundreds of immense stone figures which stand watch over the island. Carved from porous volcanic rock, it is believed that these giant figures with over-sized heads and under-sized bodies, represent the deified ancestors of the Polynesian people who lived on the island during the time period in which they were carved. Standing as tall as 33 feet in height and weighing several tons each, it remains a mystery as to how these giant figures were moved from the site in which they were quarried to the various locations around the island where they now stand.

Easter Island, as it is known today, was discovered on Easter Sunday of 1722, by Dutch explorer, Jacob Roggeveen, while searching the Southern Pacific for Davis or David’s Island.  Located 2,180 miles west of Continental Chile, Easter Island is considered to be one of the most remote regions on the planet.  It is also believed from archaeological studies as well as oral tradition that the first people to inhabit the island were Polynesians, who had traveled from the Marquesas Islands across vast ocean expanse by canoe or catamaran.

On September 9, 1888, the island was annexed to Chile and officially named Isla de Pascua, which is Spanish for Easter Island.  Interestingly, according to Polynesian history, some of which is oral tradition, the original name for the island was Te pito o te henua, which according to Wikipedia, means, the navel of the land or the ends of the land – pito meaning both navel and umbilical cord, was considered by the early inhabitants of the island to be a link between the world of the living and the spirit world; a world, which they believed was east of them beneath the ocean.  One of the earliest known names for the island according to oral tradition was, Mata-ki Te-rangi, which means “eyes looking to the skies”.

In a few hours, the moon will come between the earth and the sun, casting its shadow across a narrow swath of the Pacific from Easter Island to the tip of Chile.  The eclipse will begin at sunrise approximately 1200 miles northeast of New Zealand and will last approximately 5 minutes and 20 seconds.  It’s only visible viewing points from inhabited locations will be Easter Island, the Cook Islands and the tip of Argentina and Chile. Interesting, when you consider that Easter Island belongs to Chile and Chile was the site of the 8.8 magnitude earthquake earlier this year. It is also interesting to note, that tomorrow’s eclipse will be the third of three in a row to fall on Av 1 of the Jewish calendar.

For those of us who are watching, the signs pointing to the soon return of Jesus are many.  Could this third eclipse figure in some how?  Might it be a third and final warning to the gentile nations regarding the pending judgment of God?  Will a great earthquake accompany the eclipse?  Is it a coincidence that the eclipse will take place during the final minutes of the World Cup?  Do the monolithic figures of Easter Island who have been watching the skies for centuries mean anything?  If so, who or what might they be watching for?  Is it coincidence that the modern discovery of Easter Island was made on Easter Sunday and that its ancient name means “eyes looking to the skies”? 

These are all questions I’m thinking and praying about as the hours and minutes to the third eclipse of Av 1, tick by.

“Hear the word of the Lord, O you nations, and declare it in the isles afar off; and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd does his flock”.  Jeremiah 31:10

“Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper who love thee.”  Psalm 122:6   Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus!   Cindy



  1. What a great post, especially the many questions near the end that are on our minds! Thanks Cindy! Great photo too!

    Solar eclipses usually portend judgment for the nations, correct? But we also have the 9th of Av coming up in a few days, which is historically a time of trial/tribulation for the Jews. And the three eclipses happening on the same day of the year on the Jewish calendar, not the Gregorian, again adds some mystery. We are also right in the midst of their three week period of lament leading up to the 9th. And then 6 days later is Tu B’Av which is related to celebration and marriage, iirc. All things to ponder along with that list of questions you already noted.

    John 14:1-3, 27
    Jesus Comforts His Disciples

    1″Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me.

    2″In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.

    3″If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.

    27″Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.

    • Hi Jay, Thanks for taking the time to write. There are a lot of questions, many of which I believe we will see the answer to soon. Keep praying and keep looking up! Cindy

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  3. Hi Cindy!

    A few interesting details about this eclipse.

    – Archs over the farthest point from Jerusalem.

    – Finishes just before midnight in Israel.

    -Comet 10P/Temple and Jupiter at their closest, on July 11, just 7° apart.

    -Comet Mcnaught will pass the ecliptic between the crab and Gemini DURING the eclipse

    Here is some interesting reading…



    • Wow! Thanks for sharing these links Mike, July 26 (Tu B’Av) is definitely one date I will have circled on my calendar! Cindy

      • Christian2018 and Cindy,

        To continue on this Rapture scenario topic around or at the end of the wheat harvest or at the beginning of the grape harvest——-
        I have always been lead to Isaiah 18 as a description of this event and haven’t seen any discussion of this on other blogs by anyone else. I’ll start in verse 3 using the New King James Version.

        Verse 3—All inhabitants of the world and dwellers on the earth: (Our Lord and Savior addressing the inhabitants of planet earth)
        When he lifts a banner on the mountains, you see it, (could this be the shadow of the solar eclipse as it displays over the mountains like a banner?)
        And when he blows a trumpet, you hear it. ( Could He be referring to the Rapture trumpet scripture speaks of?)
        Verse 4—For the Lord said to me (Isaiah)
        I will take my rest, ( I have prepared a place for my church / bride as I promised, the church age is complete, and everything is ready for the end time scenario?)
        And I will look from My dwelling place (could this paticular dwelling place be the clouds of the air the bible speaks of when He comes to get His church / bride and those who have died in Christ?)
        Like clear heat in sunshine, (talking about something rising—His elect who have already died and are rising to meet Him in the clouds at the Rapture ?)
        Like a cloud of dew in the heat of the harvest, ( also talking about something rising and vanishing. Is this His elect that are still alive and rise to meet Him in the clouds?)
        Verse 5—For before the harvest (end time harvest—grape harvest?) when the bud (church/bride?) is perfect. And the sour grape (Jews who haven’t accepted Him yet) is ripening in the flower, He (God) will (do two things) both cut off the sprigs (church/bride?) with pruning hooks, and take away (Rapture?) and cut down the branches (ones left behind)
        Verse 6— They (the ones left behind) will be left together for the mountain birds of prey (birds of prey have been referred to on TV as alien
        spacecraft or UFO’s?)
        And for the beasts of the earth; (Nephilim–entombed giants ready to be released at the appropriate time?)
        The birds of prey will summer on them (will UFO’s appear right after the Rapture and attack the people left behind in summer—
        this summer?)
        And the beast of the earth will winter on them. (will the Nephilim / entombed giants of the earth be released in winter to feast on the
        ones left behind after the Rapture?)

        I’ll leave it up to your discernment and possible discussion as to how you fell about Isaiah’s text and how it fits into present events that we find ourselves in.

        In Christ—John

      • Great passage and great interpretation John! From just reading through it briefly, I’d say it fits. I was reading a chapter out of Micah chapter 7, this morning and find it to be very similar. Maybe we can do a comparison – exciting stuff, as these events, in my opinion, are “oh, so close.” Cindy

    • So this eclipse actually occurs during 29 Tammuz or 1 Av?

      • The eclipse occurs on 29 Tammuz where it falls but in real time that is 1Av in Jerusalem. 1Av begins at sundown tonight (Sunday). I checked four different Hebrew calendar resources.

      • Awesome, thanks ultraguy!
        J’lem is the key. =)

      • It gets a little confusing with the date in Jerusalem changing at sunset. But, as Art points out – althought it was Tammuz 29 where the eclipse fell (in the South Pacific), it was actually Av 1 in Jerusalem, and that’s where it counts. So to sum it up, when the eclipse took place, it was Av 1 in Jerusalem. (Tammuz 29 in the South Pacific).

      • Btw, Chile just had a 6.2M earthquake this evening. That’ll get people outdoors to witness the eclipse (and folks often remain outdoors for a while in case of strong aftershocks so they should still be out there at sunset.

      • ultraguy corrected me that the earthquake actually happened -after- the eclipse, so there goes my theory. =)

      • Hi Jay,

        Signs (if they are valid, Luke:21) are indicators, they don’t cause the events, they just herald them. You wouldn’t place a road sign after the hazard. The amazing thing to me is how the celestial heavens are like a grand clockwork set in motion during creation. I travel often in foreign countries and sometimes a road sign I can’t read grabs my attention. If another driver said “don’t worry about it, it’s meaningless”. I might rather consider the intent of the one who placed the sign, and the apparent conditions. At that thought, being from a Nation that is attempting to destroy every Godly covenant, I think this sign says “Detour, bridge out ahead”.

        God Bless


  4. […] Also writing important (unique, AFAIK) posts about the WC and the eclipse are Cindy by the Sea: "Eyes Looking to the Skies" and Bob Schlenker: "World Cup Occult Symbols". END […]

  5. There are some good eclipse pics here…

  6. Cindy,

    Were you able to see the eclipse?


    • Hi Kim, No, the eclipse was not visible from here, although last year, we were able to see a partial eclipse and that was pretty neat.

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