Back to the skies, the next major astronomical event, a total solar eclipse, might not be until six weeks before the Mayan Doomsday--which we all laugh about to supposedly occur a few days before Christmas in 2012--but with limited viewing, beginning in northern Australiam moving over New Zealand (bottom right below) and into the Pacific Ocean:
Amazingly enough, there is a new tropical storm west of Hawaii named Omeka, with sustained winds of 50 MPH and heading in the general direction of the greater Hawaiian Islands. However, it is expected to mostly turn north and dissipate. There is also a disturbance in the Atlantic north of South America. Global Warming??