On October 14th, Comet ISON, Mars conjunct around Regulus in Leo. This is the 10th of Cheshvan, the day Noah went into the Ark.
On October 21st, it's Cheshvan 17, the day the flood started.
The rain fell for 40 days/40 nights.
Hannukah is nearly 40 inclusive days after October 21st. http://www.timeanddate.com/date/durationresult.html?m1=10&d1=21&y1=2013&m2=11&d2=28&y2=2013&ti=on
There could be +/- a day of play in the time, given the public Hebrew calendar is no longer stricly based on the new moon.
How interesting that comet ISON would perihelion on Nov 28th, ~40+7days after conjuncting with Mars & Regulus.
As in the days of Noah, people were marrying, eating, drinking, building, etc, till the flood took them all away.
Shouldn't mid-trib be then 9th of Av? If the AC breaks the 'peace treaty' in the middle of the 7 year, then steps into the temple to declare himself god, that's the Abomination of Desolation, and that should happen on the 9th of Av. (Based on past patterns)
Based on the 2014/2015 blood moons, if we assume 9th of Av 5777 (July 31st 2017) is mid-trib, that means the 7 year Treaty might begin around Feb 17th 2014.
That would give Israel ample time to start building the temple in time for Passover 2014 and begin the sacrifices again...