I had decided not to write this article–about a week ago when I first heard about it. Giving credence to EOTW predictions that put an exact date on the catastrophe only ever leaves you with egg on your face–and this one not only provides a date, but an exact time, too! Still, the multidisciplinary approach is interesting, and the date isn’t very far away, meaning we don’t have to wait long to test the hypothesis.
On Friday, September 23, 2022 at 05:07 UT a powerful Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) will strike Earth –a Carrington-like event– that will ring in the end of the world as we know it. This is according to scientist Ali Al-Rubaidi in a paper published last month on ResearchGate that is “based on Science and The Quran”–a multidisciplinary approach I find curious.
Lifted directly from the study:
“This short paper forecasts the next Solar Storm, commencing with CME at the Sun’s location in the zenith at Riau, Indonesia, during the Autumnal equinox on 23 September 2022, at around 5:07 UTC. Based on our method of interpreting the Cave chapter verse (18:17), the term [tazāwaru] signifies the negative and southerly orientation associated with the Sun in verse.
“Furthermore, the southward direction and negative polarity of the IMF-Bz component, signifying a strong interaction with the magnetosphere, are also crucial for developing a geomagnetic storm. Consequently, the term [tazāwaru] in verse may correlate with the Sun to suggest the occurrence of CME at the zenith position of the Sun on 23 September 2022.”
Another interesting section:
“The Solar storm consequences for humans vary from awe-inspiring celestial displays, such as auroras, to subtle but possibly harmful impacts on technology systems that are becoming more vital to everyday life.
“For instance, electric power transmission networks and communication lines have been shown to be susceptible to solar phenomena (Joselyn 1992). Internet outage for a day in the US costs $7 billion, while electrical network failure costs $40 billion. All other systems depend on the electricity network (Jyothi 2021).
“Hence, It is certain that if the Carrington event reoccurrence occurred today, it could devastate our modern technological infrastructure. That would offer a high probability of a complex situation of global food crisis that will wreak havoc on local economies and trigger civil unrest.
“In the world bank food security report on 15 August 2022 (The world bank 2022), record high food prices have sparked a worldwide crisis that will push millions more into severe poverty, exacerbate hunger and malnutrition, and threaten to reverse years of development progress. For example, more than 17.4 million Yemenis are food insecure; in the coming months, 7.3 million are expected to fall into emergency hunger (UN 2022).
“As a result, we contend that preparing people for the next Carrington event, which we foresee, is a critical step in shifting from a negative to a positive influence that should be shown to evoke people’s perceptions to reduce the impact of solar storms on people’s lives.”
The paper concludes:
“The world is now experiencing a food scarcity issue. The emergence of a Solar Storm would greatly complicate people’s life.
“As a result, we propose that preparing people for the next Solar Storm, which we anticipate, is a vital step in transitioning from a negative to a significant outcome that should be shown to evoke people’s perceptions to reduce the impact of a solar storm on people’s lives.
“We contend that uncovering the evidence in God’s cave probably will contribute to raising people’s awareness to deal with the repercussions of a solar storm with caution. Myth and legend are likely embedded in the subconscious mind. Therefore, as the best creator, God provides the Seven Sleepers tale with a purpose that likely leads to a change in people’s perspectives during challenging situations.
“Furthermore, we claim that the verse (18:17) that encodes our identity corresponds with the Solar Storm, and you may use our interpretation approach to reveal our identity within a word of the verse.”
The Science Behind The Forecast
Solar flares and CMEs are caused by explosive discharges of magnetic energy from the solar atmosphere.
Al-Rubaidi’s paper aims to notify the scientific community of the threats posed by the Solar Storms expected on Sept 23, and also to “prepare the community to become acquainted with the consequences of said storms and how to limit their impact.”
Solar storms are comprised of three primary elements: solar flares, solar proton events (SPEs), and coronal mass ejections (CMEs). Interactions between CMEs and the earth’s magnetic field may result in a geomagnetic storm. Not all solar storms create all three components, although the most powerful ones often do (Marusek 2007).
Although flare radiation and solar energetic particles have substantial and observable impacts, magnetic storms, which are the reaction of the earth’s magnetic field to unavoidable inhomogeneities in the solar wind, are responsible for the most ubiquitous human consequences (Joselyn 1992).
CMEs include the release of electrically charged solar particles and magnetic fields into space. This magnetic cloud takes 13 to 5 days to reach earth (although the fastest can arrive in 15-18 hours), and interact with earth’s magnetic field to create intense electric currents that may damage and destroy human technology (Jyothi 2021).
Adding further intriguement, there just so happens to be a monstrous sunspot currently blowing its top on the farside of the sun. NASA’s STEREO-A spacecraft recorded this magnificent full-halo CME during the late hours of Sept 5:
A NASA model of the CME shows it heading away from Earth and directly toward Venus:
This will make it the second time in a week that Venus has been hammered by a significant solar storm (an earlier CME struck on Sept 1, probably launched by the same farside sunspot).
“This is no run of the mill event,” says George Ho of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. “Many science papers will be studying this for years to come.”
Ho is the principal investigator for an energetic particle detector onboard Europe’s Solar Orbiter spacecraft–and he is getting a lot of data right now. Solar Orbiter just performed a close flyby of Venus (only 6420 km away) to adjust its orbit around the sun. It is in the perfect position to observe the storm.
This plot shows a wave of energetic particles washing over the spacecraft:
“I can safely say the Sept 5 event is one of the largest (if not THE largest) Solar Energetic Particle (SEP) storms that we have seen … In fact, the >10 MeV and >50 MeV particle intensity has not subsided since the beginning of the storm,” continued Ho.
“This is indicative of a very fast and powerful interplanetary shock, and the inner heliosphere may be filled with these high-energy particles for a long time. I think I’ve only seen couple of these in the last couple solar cycles.”
To clarify, Earth is not affected by this storm, which is happening on the opposite side of the sun. However, the underlying explosion occurred in the magnetic canopy of AR3088 –that monstrous and strangely magnetized (perpendicular) sunspot that we discussed in late August (link here)– is now transiting the farside, apparently even bigger and angrier than before, with the sun’s rotation set to turn it toward Earth again later in the month, timing ominously-well with Al-Rubaidi’s call for ‘the big one’.
Do I personally think that a powerful Carrington-like CME will strike earth’s atmosphere on September 23?
Still, will my eyes be aimed up at the skies three Friday’s from now?
Yes. They will.
Religious scriptures are powerful tools. They often contain warnings of past cyclical catastrophes that are doomed to repeat, from which heedance can be drawn. In other words, I’m not rejecting this prediction out of hand — not least because I can see with my own eyes the fiery AR3088 that is slowly but surely making its way around the farside of the sun.
Also, and just to add further confluences, Al-Rubaidi’s prediction also coincides with the Federal Reserves next meeting, which is also a date that financial expert Jim Rickards has claimed will ring in the next big financial crash, the next Great Depression.
And all this without even mentioning the clear correlation between solar bombardments and tropical storm intensity.
Something is coming, that’s for sure — stay tuned for updates.