Wednesday, November 20, 2013

An Observation on Typhoon Haiyan

On November 8th, Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines killing over 10,000 people. Here, over the years on the pages of the Weather Alternative, I’ve made numerous accurate long-range forecasts naming the dates and places of hurricane formations and landfalls months in advance. The links below provide the specifics. My work is based on the work of Johannes Kepler, who was convinced of the truth that the alignments of the planets in our solar system affect weather patterns here on Earth.


As I reviewed the different planetary alignments at the time of Typhoon Haiyan’s landfall over the Philippines, I came across an interesting “key” that I think will be instrumental in future forecasts. That key has to do with our closest satellite, the Moon. In astro-meteorology, the Moon has long been known as an important timing factor in long-range weather forecasting, the distributor of moisture, and the celestial trigger that activates other planetary alignments. The Moon, as a weather forecasting tool, has been expertly explored by long-range weather forecaster Ken Ring of

Besides orbiting the Earth every 27.32 days, the Moon also varies in its closeness to Earth. Its closest approach to Earth is called perigee, and its farthest distance from the Earth is termed apogee. This aspect of the Moon’s orbit is referred to as the anomalistic month, which is 27.55 days in length. The Moon also moves north and south of the equator in its orbit at the same time. At some point in the month, the Moon will reach its highest north declination and then begin to head south. After it reaches its southern most declination it begins to head north again and repeat the cycle.

Each one of these cycles is important in long-range weather forecasting. At times, these cycles can overlap each other for a while, and when they do, the lunar influence is even stronger than usual. This is exactly what was happening during Typhoon Haiyan’s landfall over the Philippines. Around November 7th, the Moon was at its closest approach to Earth (perigee) and at its southernmost declination. In addition to this, the Moon was making a square to Uranus and an opposition to Pluto. These two outer planets and been in exact square to each other on November 1st so they were still very close. The square between these two planets, according to astro-meteorology is very disruptive to atmospheric conditions. The chart below shows that at the time the Moon made its square to Uranus all three celestial bodies were over the Philippines.  

Let’s follow this pattern because it repeats itself during the month of December. The Moon will be at its southernmost declination and at its closest approach to Earth again as it squares Uranus and conjoins Pluto on December 4th. Now, Uranus and Pluto will not be as close to each other as they were in November, but I think we should see some type of severe weather system generated by this. The first astro-locality map below shows that India will be affect. This is the post-monsoon season in India, so, since Uranus-Pluto can signify cold air masses, there might be an outbreak of cold air from the north.
The next map shows that this trio will also affect the Rocky Mountains of the United States. This could result in a strong cold front and perhaps precipitation and windy conditions.

The last map shows the Moon, Uranus, and Pluto over the waters just north of the Guyanas of South America. We are no longer in hurricane season at this time but perhaps some type of low pressure area will form.  
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Gary (NJ) said...

Not to nit pick, but when referring to physical distance, the word is farthest. Furthest is used for everything else.
I was an English major. ;)

The Weather Alternative said...

Thanks, Gary, I've been told that before and I need to get it straight!