Eyewitness testimony October 13th, 1917..
'the sun trembled, it made strange and abrupt movements, outside of all cosmic laws, ‘the sun danced’
Like many Catholics I've contemplated the Miracle of the Sun, and I've asked myself, why did the Sun dance? Was it only to prove that it was Mary, the Queen of Heaven and Earth, Our Blessed Lord's Mother, that it really was Her speaking to the children at Fatima? Or was it so much more?A message perhaps?
After reading several accounts from eyewitnesses, and from Lucia herself, I am left wondering..maybe Heaven is trying to tell us something more..an imminent Chastisment if no repentance, yes. But still more..read on and feel free to comment, these are only my own thoughts on the matter.
From Lucia's description of Mary before the Sun danced:
'Then, opening Her hands, She made them reflect on the sun, and as She rose, Then, opening Her hands, She made them reflect on the sun, and as She rose, the reflection of Her own light continued to be projected on the sun itself.»
Mary calling attention to the Sun by using Her own light is something that is truly amazing all by itself.
Here are some of the testimonies of eyewitnesses in regards to the Sun and what it looked like:
'I could see the sun, like a very clear disc, with its sharp edge, which gleamed without hurting the sight '
..'it kept its light and heat, and stood out clearly in the sky, with a sharp edge, like a large gaming table.'
'The most astonishing thing was to be able to stare at the solar disc for a long time, brilliant with light and heat, without hurting the eyes, or damaging the retina.'
'It looked like a plate of dull silver, and it was possible to stare at it without the least discomfort.'
'The people could look at the sun as we look at the moon.'
And here testimony of when the Sun moved...
'I saw it perfectly descending as if it came to crash on the earth. It seemed to detach itself from the sky and rush toward us. It maintained itself at a short distance above our heads'
'The sun, in fact, keeping its rapid movement of rotation, seemed to free itself from the firmament and blood-red, to plunge towards the earth, threatening to crush us with its fiery mass. Those were some terrifying seconds.'
'I saw the sun turn and it seemed to descend. It was like a bicycle wheel.'
'The sun began to dance and, at a certain moment, it appeared to detach itself from the firmament and to rush forward on us, like a fire wheel.'
'It seemed very near the people and it continued to turn in the opposite direction.'
To me personally, these accounts don't sound like they are from people educated with the current teaching model of the 'solar system', the one that I learned in school. The idea itself is completely missing here, it's like they are describing a different Sun entirely. Where did that big fireball in the sky go? Was it transformed into a disc? Was it meant to be only an illusion?
I would not go so far as to discredit these witnesses as a bunch of ignorant peasants, considering that testimonies from doctors, journalists and even some scientists were similar to the locals as well. And not to mention the fact that these testimonies were meant to go down in History, and for all time as THE WITNESS to a truly MAGNIFICENT CELESTIAL EVENT!
Interesting to note also that the Miracle was not only confined to Fatima but was reported to have occurred at the same time in other places several kilometers away. The Miracle was viewable only within the Sun's direct location, and was limited only by perspective. Even though ground zero was Fatima, how many more eyewitness accounts would there have been beyond it? Only a small few outside of Fatima were ever recorded.