In Act 1 of Hamlet, what unnatural happenings does Horatio equate with the ghost's appearance?

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Horatio talks of the unnatural eclipse and the firestorm of stars that occurred just before Julius Caesar's death.  He believed these recorded and unnatural events were an omen of the impending tragedy.  In this way, he connects the appearance of the King's ghost, dressed in armor, with the movements of young Fortinbras.  Fortinbras has been gathering an army, and Horatio believes that he will come to challenge Hamlet and Claudius for the lands his father lost. 

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