With the latest Earthquake in Siberia I'm wondering a theory i have been following has some merit that earthquakes and lunar and solar eclipses have
something in common.
There was a solar eclipse on the 1st of august in Siberia.
below is an article i found.
Luke Harding in Moscow The Guardian, Friday August 1 2008 Article history thousands of people from all over the world were gathering yesterday in the
Siberian city of Novosibirsk before a rare total solar eclipse today.
The eclipse - the moon passing between the Earth and the sun - begins in northern Canada at 9.45am GMT. It will then sweep across Greenland, western
Siberia and Mongolia. It will reach northern China an hour and a half later - then disappear.
Officials said 15,000 amateur and professional astronomers had descended on Novosibirsk, Russia's third largest city, which lies directly under the
eclipse's path. In theory, Novosibirsk will be blanketed in darkness for two minutes and 20 seconds - at 5.45pm local time (10.45am GMT). Yesterday,
however, officials admitted that there was a strong possibility it would rain.
"If it does rain it will be dark like at night," said Sergei Neshumov, a spokesman for Novosibirsk's mayor. "Despite the forecast the mood is
good. People are excited. After all, our last solar eclipse happened 300 years ago."
Eclipse-chasers from across Europe and the US had flown in for the occasion, he said. The city has organised 16 special viewing areas, equipped with
telescopes. Hotels - fully booked - have been doling out eclipse glasses.
The eclipse will be partially visible from other parts of Europe and Asia, and the eastern part of north America, with a 58% eclipse predicted for
Moscow. The forecast for northern China is sunshine.
Also interestingly there was a partial lunar eclipse on the 16th of August that passed over that region as well
My interest in this came from a show on the SciFi channel called "Sightings"
Michael lee a teacher in religion and history has come up with the theory i think it deserves some discussion.
Sadly i cant find much on the guy bar ringing the school in Hawaii (which i still might)
he had a prediction site but its down and sure it could all be "baloney"
the school have distanced them selves a bit from him but don't doubt his sincerity.
Nobody at the University of Hawaii predicts earthquakes. The person on "Sightings" was Michael Lee, a teacher of religion and history at Damien High
School in Honolulu.
I am convinced that Mr. Lee's predictions have no merit. His basic idea is that an earthquake occurs sometime after the passage of a lunar
eclipse in the area from which the eclipse is visible. The trouble is that the areas involved are huge, and his prediction windows last for as long as
sixteen days after an eclipse. Since the Earth has about ten earthquakes of greater than magnitude 5 every day, Lee's technique is guaranteed to
"predict" a large number of earthquakes, regardless of whether there is actually a link between earthquakes and eclipses. Lee claims a success rate
of 40%. 40% seems impressive, until you realize that if you chose locations completely at random (instead of being guided by eclipses) but otherwise
followed his procedure, you would also get a 40% hit rate. In other words, Mr. Lee's predictions are no better than completely random guesses. In
saying this, however, I do not mean to imply that Mr. Lee is in any way insincere; I am sure he is convinced that his method works.
You can make up your own mind after visiting Mr. Lee's earthquake prediction web page
Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology
University of Hawaii, Honolulu HI 96822
When i went to check the page its gone!
But was wondering if anyone else here has heard of this theory considering the location of both lunar and solar eclipses
I'm thinking maybe he does have some merit after all.