On October 13, 1917, at Fatima, Portugal, the Miracle of the Sun happened. Thousands of people witnessed the sun appear to rotate in the sky, becoming blue, then yellow, and changing size for nearly 10 minutes. The devout who had gathered at Fatima expecting a prophesied miracle regarded it as confirmation of their faith.
The appearance of the sun at Fatima is said to have taken place around 3:00 PM. However, due to an error made by a priest, most of the witnesses wrote down the time as 3:17 PM. This is why some sources state that the miracle occurred at 3:17 PM on October 13, 1917. Others note that since Portuguese time is based on the European standard clock, which was five hours behind Spanish time, that this was probably just a typo and should be read as 3:17 AM on October 14, 1917.
People from all over Europe traveled to Fatima to see the miracle for themselves. When they returned home, many reported having seen the sun become red, white, and green before disappearing into darkness.
The Vatican has declared that this was indeed a miracle, and that it was performed by Jesus Christ himself. The event marked the beginning of Pope St. John Paul II's third millennium vision, in which he claimed that Christ would return to Earth in 2000.
The Miracle of the Sun (Portuguese: Milagre do Sol), also known as the Miracle of Fatima, is a series of events reported to have occurred miraculously on October 13, 1917, in response to a prophecy made by three shepherd children, Lucia Santos and Francisco, in response to a prophecy made by three shepherd children, Lucia Santos and Francisco, in response to a prophecy made by three shepherd children, Lucia Santos and Francisco, that a "great wonder" would happen in heaven and on earth. The children said they had seen these things with their own eyes.
On August 29, 1916, Father Pedro Nuno Oliveira, a Portuguese priest living in China, wrote from Macau to his bishop, requesting permission for him to travel to Portugal to meet with Pope Benedict XV. The letter described political turmoil in China and urged the pope to send priests to serve as missionaries in several Chinese cities where church services were being banned. When Oliveira returned to China in December 1916 after meeting with Pope Benedict XV in Rome, he told officials of the Chinese government that he believed it was God's will for him to remain there. In May 1917, while still in China, he received word that the pope had died. Wanting to return home immediately to take charge of the Catholic Church in Portugal, but knowing that his journey would be blocked by the European war, he ordered that no departure be made from Macau until he gave further instructions.
In September 1917, when it was clear that Father Oliveira would not leave China, officials there asked him if he knew of any way to contact the children.
The Miracle of the Sun (Portuguese: Milagre do Sol), also known as the Miracle of Ftima, is said to have taken place on October 13, 1917, in Ftima, Portugal, in response to a prophesy made by three shepherd children, Lcia Santos, Francisco, and Jacinta Marto. The children had predicted that two suns would rise on one day in Portugal.
They told their parents that they had seen "two suns" in the sky and that this meant that there would be a miracle done to Jesus when he died. The event was confirmed by several bishops who visited the site later that year. It is believed that if Jesus Christ were to return to Earth today, then this would be the occasion.
Many people claim that this prophecy has been fulfilled, including Pope John Paul II in his book Miracles: A New Look at an Old Idea. He wrote that many scientists believe that there could be life on other planets, which would explain why some people think that there were actually three suns seen in the sky on October 13, 1917. He also wrote that many people claim to see images of Jesus in clouds or on rocks, which would explain why some people think that there was actually a fourth child at the scene of the miracle- not three!
In conclusion, the Miracle of the Sun was probably one of the most famous predictions in history and it did take place on the specified date.