Folklore stands as a guide as to what can be expected during the hours preceding the shift, and the shift itself. Of course, folklore only relays information from
survivors, not those who died during these moments. The tail of the 12th Planet streams outward from the Sun, pushed there by the solar wind. Thus, it does not
sweep the Earth until the 12th Planet is positioned between the Earth and Sun, a short moment in time. During the time of the Jewish Exodus, it was reported that
Moses was able to turn the waters of the Nile red, with his staff. Of course, this was the red dust in the tail doing this, but having been forewarned that the moment
was upon them, Moses took advantage. Thus, one can see from folklore that the tail dusting was in effect at least a few hours before the shift. The red dust is more
distinct when in water, which reflects light so that the coloring can be clearly seen. However, any white cloth can give evidence of this. Folklore reports red rivers
and the like, as this was the dramatic result of dust which otherwise fell between stones or blew into crevices, unnoticed.
The tail sweep includes first the red dust, most likely to be in a cloud around the tail, then heavier gravel, then lastly boulders. Gravel is defined in folklore as hail stones, which can injure homes and humans and animals alike caught under such a deluge. Boulders cannot be defended against, but are rare. Like a meteor dropping from the sky, should one land upon you, your next incarnation is at hand! Thus, dusting with red dust should be considered a warning to take cover, under metal or sod roof structures, out of the wind. The shift cannot be more than a few hours away. The dusting with red dust occurs less than 24 hours, and most likely less than 12 hours. This depends upon a number of factors, including how well the dust drops through the atmosphere to be deposited on land where the very first evidence will be closely watched for and thus observed. In one location, the first sign of dust may be 18 hours ahead of the shift, and all run in panic to shelters. In another location, dust may not be noticed until heavy, perhaps 6 hours ahead of the shift, a good time to head for the shelters in any case.
The tail sweep will then proceed from red dust to hail stones just ahead of the shift. Thus, the public will scarcely notice the lack of red dust, which has not stopped but been displaced by more bothersome debris. By the time hail stones are dropping, few will be noticing the dust, but will be running for cover. Just as well, as the shift is upon them! The hail stones are carried in the tail, being attracted by gravity to the traveling 12th Planet but unless close to the planet being torn away during its travels. Thus, the hail stones are momentary passengers, unlike the dust which has a magnetic reason for being attached, or the boulders which are like small moons and have a gravity interaction ongoing. Thus, a normal roof would protect from the hail stones, which will be like the hail experienced during violent windstorms, where hail of ice falls and ruins crops.
During the week of rotation stoppage, the normal heating and cooling that occurs during rotation stops. This means that the day side of the Earth warms up without cooling, and likewise the night side cools down without warning up under sunlight the next day. Where does this lead, in a week? Will one side of the Earth cook, while the other freezes? Folklore likewise tells mankind that such a situation does not occur, as there are survivors, and these survivors do not relay such problems. In fact, due to the atmosphere moving about, hot air rising and cool air dropping, as usual, there is exchange of heat and cold, even without rotation. Thus, those in the day side will find it may be as hot as a very hot summer day, but no worse, and those in the night side may find they need to break out the blankets and turn on the furnace or start a fire, as in winter, but no worse than this.