Nostradamus, Solar Flares and Earthquakes


“>nostradamus-solar-flareSolar Flare 2011: Biggest Sun Storm in Four Years Passes Earth

Below is a prediction from Nostradamus, the famed 16th century prophet.  What might this cryptic quatrain mean for our future?  The prediction nearly came to pass recently, and may yet do so.  We need to watch the skies, for a celestial event will precede a great earthquake.

Century I, Quatrain 46:
Very near Auch, Lectoure and Mirande
A great fire will fall from the sky for three nights.
The cause will appear both stupefying and marvelous;
Shortly afterwards there will be an earthquake.


Aurora Borealis

Auch, Lectoure and Mirande are in southwestern France, suggesting a light (fire) will be visible in southern France for three nights.  Perhaps a meteor shower?  I don’t imagine any meteor shower could be described as a “great fire”.  I’d suggest the “fire fall” will be the northern lights, the aurora borealis.  Nostradamus’ description is an apt one for the aurora borealis.  The northern lights rarely appear as far south as southern France, but it does happen.  To appear for three nights suggest a powerful light show.  Nostradamus foresees this event as an omen of doom.

Line 3:  The cause will appear both stupefying and marvelous;

What would cause the aurora borealis to appear in a spectacular display over France?  A giant solar flare that scored a direct hit on the earth could.  The flare’s charged particles could potentially cause a massive aurora borealis display that would reach far south.  Monster solar flares are certainly both stupefying and marvelous.

Line 4:  Shortly afterwards there will be an earthquake.

Soon after this northern light display will be an earthquake worthy of predicting.  I assume a very disastrous one.  Perhaps Nostradamus suggests the solar flare, or disturbances on the sun, will be the cause of the earthquake.

Solar Flare

Solar Flare

We are now entering a cycle of increased solar flare activity.  On February 14, 2011 we had our first Class X solar flare in 4 years.  The Class X flares is the largest.  However, a widespread aurora borealis display did not happen. 

Some stories about this event:


Shields Up: Why Last Week’s Solar Storm Was a Dud

Another giant flare followed on February 24.  The sun is entering into an active cycle.   ‘Monster’ Solar Storm Erupts On the Sun

Shortly after the Class X solar flare on Feb. 14 but before the Feb. 24 flare, we had a tragic earthquake in New Zealand.  On February 22 the deadly 6.3-magnitude Christchurch earthquake struck with a death toll surpassing 200.

Can the sun cause earthquakes?  According to Nostradamus, we can expect an earthquake worthy of prophecy after a solar flare lights up the northern hemisphere with a spectacular three night light show.  Watch the skies, and beware the ground beneath us.

MARCH 10 UPDATE: Major Solar Flare Erupts, May Make Auroras Visible in Northern U.S.
“The solar flare erupted at 6:23 p.m. EST (2323 GMT), letting loose a wave of charged particles that is aimed straight at Earth and should arrive in the next few days. The sun unleashed another major solar flare Wednesday (March 9), a solar storm so powerful it could spawn dazzling northern lights displays that could be visible from even New York City.”

This story demonstrates how a solar flare predicted by Nostradamus may happen soon. We are due for an extended period of wild solar flares. Watch the skies!


On Friday, March 11, 2011 On Friday, at 05:46:23 UTC, a historic 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan, creating a tsunami.

On March 9, at 23:23 UTC, a solar flare erupted, aimed straight towards Earth.  The Coronal Mass Ejection struck our magnetic field March 10.  A bright Aurora Borealis were visible in the northern United States. 

The Aurora peaked at the same time the earthquake  8.9 magnitude earthquake struck Japan, as reported here:

I don’t know if this was the exact solar flare/earthquake event predicted by Nostradamus.  This could be a rolling prediction that reappears over and over.  This may happen again.

UPDATE:  The blog Burnt Food Dude suggested this video.  Burnt Food Dude It made me rethink what Nostradamus might have meant by “earthquake”.   Scary stuff.

8 Responses to “Nostradamus, Solar Flares and Earthquakes”

  1. Jose del Peru Says:

    Yes, it’s true!! 4 or 6 days aprox. after Solar Flares earthquakes usually strike Earth.
    This blog (in spanish language) usually predicts earthquakes with much accuracy:

  2. David Says:

    Hi Jose,
    I have a widget on my blog’s sidebar, beneath the moon widget, which shows the solar weather. Usually everything was quiet, but then I saw a Class X flare on the widget, for the first time. I thought…wow. Since then Class M flares are appearing regularly. I feel Nostradamus, with his clairvoyance, used visuals in his predictions. He described what he saw, such as a spectacular northern light display in his French homeland, followed by an awful earthquake somewhere. It already happened with New Zealand, but that was not about this quatrain or solar flare. He foresaw the mother of all northern lights displays brightening the sky for 3 nights…and then…WHAM!

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  4. james bohler Says:

    I’ve been wondering if there was a connection between solar flares and earth quakes. Today’s Japan’s quake seems to indicate a possibility.

  5. David Says:

    No kidding. I am posting an update. This is downright eerie.

  6. anth Says:

    its somthing how close 2012 movie is to the real thing the 8.9 was in the movie if u watch it again
    but in diff area

    iv notice in wa r weather ben acting up odd notice harder wends n rain n change around the area

    n new york ben having blizzerds this year least 8 blizerds last one was nasty

  7. anth Says:

    i beleve in Nostradamus predictions n other things
    iv had dreams that scare me that seem so real its not right wen i herd about the huge wavs i was like wtf
    i thot my dreams was talkin about the movie 2012 i had feling this was gona happen

  8. David Says:

    Hi Anth,
    With global warming, climate change, and the threat of peak oil resulting in energy shortages in the future, I fear the world is in for rough times in the future. We don’t need Nostradamus or 2012 prophecies for this either. The writing is on the wall without them.

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