(If you were expecting some kind of sun sign nonsense, forget it. This is real astrology. See the section above.)
1997 SUPERMOON & ECLIPSE ALIGNMENTS MEAN STORMS & QUAKES FEB 4-10, MAR 6-12 & 21-27, AUG 15-21, AUG 29-SEP 4 & SEP 13-19
The 1989 World Series earthquake, 1992 Landers temblor, 1995's Hurricane Opal and 1996's Typhoon Herb all had one thing in common. Each occurred within three days of an unusual alignment of sun, earth and moon - either an eclipse or a SuperMoon. (Technically known as a perigee-syzygy, a SuperMoon is a new or full moon which occurs while the moon is in its closest approach to earth.) Having used these alignments to predict every one of the aforementioned natural catastrophes in national magazines, in radio interviews and/or on network television, I'm obliged to call your attention to a new batch of these celestial line-ups looming on the horizon in 1997.
The first SuperMoon of 1997 occurs on February 7, bringing a threat of seismic activity, severe storms and flooding February 4-10. A combination SuperMoon-eclipse takes place the following month on March 9, to be accompanied by the usual seismic and meteorological effects during the risk period which extends three days before to three days after the date of exact alignment (i.e. March 6-12). This is followed some two weeks later by the lunar eclipse of March 24 (in effect March 21-27). Severe winter storms producing heavy snow (and in some cases heavy rain) are bound to be generated in the northern hemisphere during all three of these intervals. In North America, the northern Atlantic and Pacific coastal regions and the Great Lakes area are especially vulnerable in this regard. Seismically active regions of the continent (mainly the Pacific coastal zone from Alaska south to Mexico) could be hit by SuperMoon earthquakes of Richter 5 intensity or greater. Effects will be not be limited to North America however, because SuperMoons and eclipses are global phenomena. For example, central Australia, New Guinea, Japan and the Pacific coast of Russia plus central Greenland and the western quarter of Brazil fall in the seismic and/or meteorological risk zone February 4-10; while western South America and Australia plus eastern China and Tibet are similarly at risk March 21-27.
A second wave of these powerful soli-lunar alignments comes on strong from mid- to late summer, beginning with the August 18 SuperMoon (in effect August 15-21), followed by the solar eclipse of September 1 (in effect August 29-September 4) and the September 16 lunar eclipse (in effect September 13-19). Once again, powerful storms and attendant flooding plus moderate to severe seismic activity (including Richter 5+ quakes, possibly even a volcanic eruption) will be par for the course during these three periods. As always, because eclipses and SuperMoons are global in effect, their meteorological and seismic effects will be widespread. In North America, the Caribbean, south Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico (plus Central America and southern Mexico) are targets for tropical storms during these alignments, while the Pacific coastal states from Alaska southward are prone to seismic activity and the plains states face destructive summer storms around these dates. Elsewhere in the world, coastal southeast Asia (and southward) plus the middle Mediterranean coast are at special risk for storms and seismic activity August 15-21. Western India and plus Western Europe and West Africa are in the risk zone August 29-September 4, while central India and Russia are vulnerable to seismic and weather extremes September 13-19.
(This page last updated October 30, 1996)
Richard Nolle, Certified