Miracle of the Sun

Fatima 13th of October, 1917


October 13

The sun began to spin rapidly like a gigantic circle of fire. 
Then it stopped momentarily, only to begin spinning vertiginously again. 
Its rim became scarlet; whirling, it scattered red flames across the sky. 
Their light was reflected on the ground, on the trees, on the bushes, and on 
the very faces and clothing of the people, which took on brilliant hues and changing colors. 
After performing this bizarre pattern three times, the globe of fire seemed to tremble, shake, 
and then plunge in a zigzag toward the terrified crowd. All this lasted about ten minutes. 
Finally, the sun zigzagged back to its original place 
and once again became still and brilliant, shining with its everyday brightness. 

The Miracle of the Sun
as described by Sister Lucia dos Santos and witnessed by more than 70,000 people