33 days later the stars and planets align and culminate in what's essentially the birth of Christ in the cosmos.
(1) Tribulations is 7 total years, with the first 3.5 years being peaceful, and the last 3.5 years being total war, or as the Bible says "Wrath of God".
Perhaps the first solar eclipse is going to be the marking the beginning of Tribulations.
2) There is a second total solar eclipse over the United States in 2024... 7 years from the one we'll see in August, and an obvious bookend. This time however, the eclipse runs the entire United States from the Northeast to the Southwest. This could mark the end of Tribulations, and the time where Christ will return to establish his kingdom.
Along this path of the first eclipse are numerous cities with names and symbols calling back to Muslim invasions in centuries past. also along this route are numerous, new Islamic faith centers. Could it be that once the Rapture occurs, the holy war begins and lasts for 33 days?
Then on September 23, 2017 the stars align and you have a cosmic birth along with a prophesied 3.5 years of peace.
(3) Strange things are happening right now. The government just created the Space Corps, possibly in anticipation of these events.