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Earth Changes Calendar
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All events are dated as of UTC time. Dates of your time zone may have to be adjusted occasionally for some events, which may occur the previous or next day. See Time Conversion Table below. There are a few dates which have more than one key event of the planets or moon, accordingly there are a few dates which are shown twice in this column, with different color codes. This is not a mistake.
All times are UTC (Universal Time Constant), which used to be known as the Greenwich Mean Time. Times are expressed in the 24 hour format, such that Midnight = 24:00 hours and the minute after midnight is 00:01. Some times may include the exact second, such that 00:01:01 = one minute and one second after Midnight. There may be slight differences in the format of the numbers, caused by the various sources from which these numbers were obtained. To find the local time for your area, all Longitudes West of England must subtract the correct number of hours. U.S. East Coat = subtract six hours U.S. West Coast = subtract nine hours. To find out the correct conversion for your area, you can use the universal time conversion at
The Sunspot Weather Windows are shown marked in a band of orange red color for seven day periods. Each band begins two days after a Planetary Alignment. In a few instances, the planetary alignments are close together and cause an overlap. The most powerful planetary alignments are shown with a XXX. The strong orange red color denotes the likelihood of very chaotic and stormy weather on Earth as a result of a planetary alignment. These alignments are known from the past few years to produce a large increase in sunspots with dramatic impacts on the Earths weather. The length of these bands is completely arbitrary. Solar activity may actually sometimes peak after the planetary alignment and it may take the Earths atmosphere a full week to feel the effects and become energized enough to produce exceptional weather patterns and new storms. These storm fronts may persist for another week as they travel across the continents. Floods may take a full two to three weeks to materialize after a planetary alignment, as was the case with the history-making floods in Eastern Europe during the fall of 2002 (which were all caused by planetary alignments and very high sunspot counts).
These color bands show a five day "syzygy window" for the Full and New Moons period during which there will likely be an increase in seismic activity. During these moments, the Moon is in a straight line with the Earth and the Sun, on the same side as the Sun during the New Moon and on the side of the Earth away from the Sun during the Full Moon. Seismic activity increases substantially during these times. During the Full Moon, the Sun and Moon gravity fields oppose each other and tend to pull the Earths crust apart from opposite sides and work unevenly on the imbalances in the mass of the Earth.
Accordingly, a polar shift is most likely to occur during this time when the cosmic forces are causing an increase in the tempo of the jiggle in motion of the spin axis. During the New Moon, the Sun and Moon gravity fields combine forces and tend to pull the crust upwards directly under the Moon while they pull the crust in a Westerly direction. This is the best time, while the tectonic plates move a bit more than usual, to look for serious quakes along tectonic subduction zones.
There is also a three-day color band for the Perigee of the Moon, which is the moment when the Moon is as at its closest approach to the Earth in its 28 day orbit. Since the Moons distance from the Earth varies by as much as 15%, the monthly change in the influence of the Moons gravity on earthquakes is quite significant. The number of large earthquakes increase substantially during the three day period of Perigee.
The strongest likely windows for major quakes are marked in special symbols. When Perigee windows combine with New or Full Moon syzygy windows, the effect on seismic activity is quite large and all huge quakes (6.5 plus) tend substantially more often than not to occur during these combinations.
Not all Perigees are equally strong (the distance to the Earth is always a little different). And of course the Suns influence is constantly changing as the Earth increases or decreases its distance from the Sun. And only a few New Moon and Full Moon Windows in any given year overlap with a Perigee Window. Accordingly New, Full, or Perigee windows are never equal in their potency, which keeps earthquake prediction an art form while confusing the statisticians with never-ending variations.
The originator of the use of lunar windows for predicting earthquakes is Jim Berkland, who is now a retired geologist living in California. The windows which are computed in this chart are simplified for easy display and they are often shorter in length than the methods Berkland uses for computing syzygy windows for earthquake predictions.
There are some areas in which major earthquakes have occurred as late as three days before or after the Full or New Moon. So the five day zones spotlighted on this calendar are not always adequate. Berkland also uses a variety of other signals for detecting the potentials for a major quake in certain areas. So use these windows on this Earth Changes Calendar to spotlight the key moments in the month, then go and look at Jim Berklands website at www.syzygyjob.com to get additional prediction details for any given month. Also at his website are links to an online forum where people are recording their personal predictions of coming earthquakes.
This column contains two kinds of data. Clickable numbers in brackets <1> will lead to a page which offers expanded discussion about the predictions or phenomenon for that date. Standard numbers will be the actual sunspot numbers recorded for that date. These numbers will show how close the sunspot peaks (shown in red) correlate with the planetary alignments which produced them.
All New and Full Moon days are defined here and the planetary alignments are described with the sign: |
Accordingly, Mercury | Earth = Mercury aligns with the Earth on this date
Moon Dates, Equinoxes and Solstices: be sure to adjust UTC to local time to compute the correct day on your local calendar. For the majority of the time the day will be the same, but not always.
Moon Apogee = the moon is at its furthest from the Earth on that lunar orbit
Moon Perigee = the moon is as its closest to the Earth on that lunar obit
Moon Apogees and Perigees are marked with notation such as: N-2d15h
This notation means that the Apogee or Perigee occurred two days before the event. Literally in this example, New Moon Moment MINUS 2 days and 15 hours. If the first letter is an F, it is the Full Moon which is referenced. If there is a plus sign after the N or F, the Perigee or Apogee is two days afterwards.
This notation is very useful for defining syzygy windows for seismic activity. If the Perigee occurs within 3 days of the New or Full Moon, the entire syzygy window is shown as substantially larger and for very good reason. It is to be expected that this Syzygy Window will be more seismically active than all others and one can expect that large 7.0 quakes are substantially more likely to occur during these times.
Use this column to find and click onto charts of the solar system which show the major planetary alignment at this time.
The distance of the Moon from the Earth during Apogee or Perigee is shown in kilometers and many other comments are made for the various key sunspot or lunar windows.
Since the planetary alignments are not equally potent in creating effects on the weather, comments are made here to qualify the dates. As well, the various syzygy dates will not be equally potent for seismic activity and comments in this column qualify some of these dates. Statements like: "Seismic syzygy weaker than normal" means that earthquake activity during this window will pick up like it always does for such a window but this particular window probably will not produce as much seismic activity as other seismic windows.
For the West Coast of North America, the New Moon Perigee Syzygies are likely to be the most dangerous and these are noted.
Most sunspot counts are NOAAs Space Operations Counts (SESC or WOA), not the International Sunspot Counts (ISSN). Typically the SESC numbers are higher by about a fourth to a third over the count of the ISSN. If the sunspot number is not referenced, assume it is the NASA number, NOT the ISSN.