1917 – The “Miracle of the Sun” is witnessed by an estimated 70,000
The Miracle of the Sun, also known as the Miracle of Fátima, is reported to have occurred on 13th October 1917.
Attended by a large crowd who had gathered in Fátima, Portugal, in response to a prophecy made by three shepherd children, Lúcia Santos and Francisco and Jacinta Marto.
The prophecy was that the Virgin Mary (referred to as Our Lady of Fátima), would appear and perform miracles on that date.
Newspapers published testimony from witnesses who said that they had seen extraordinary solar activity, such as the Sun appearing to “dance” or zig-zag in the sky, careen towards the Earth, or emit multicolored light and radiant colors.
Extra Note: According to these reports, the event lasted approximately ten minutes.
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