Severe Weather Events

Orbital Relationships


“The Hypersensitive Solar System”



Z. Dahlen Parker



A study of possible effects

consequential to the movement of Earth and it's neighbors

through the space plasma environment.



On numerous occasions during an eight year period of observation of the

celestial neighborhood of the earth, from 1998 to 2006, while its neighbors

 (Mars, Venus and the moon) passed in proximity during their orbits they also

 came into close alignment at varying angles to the outbound solar flow

 and the heliospheric current system. At the time of these passages severe terrestrial

weather events occurred. These observations exposed a puzzle that may point

to potential influence to terrestrial weather from orbital relationship.

 This possibility deserves close evaluation and thoughtful consideration

 from the space-plasma perspective.



During this period


·       Several eclipses occurred

·       A Venus transit occurred, absent since 1882 and due again in 2012.


·       The distance between us and our orbiting neighbor, Mars, was twice closed to a distance not happening in 400 years.


·       This period also included a solar maximum and a minimum and for the inhabitants of this planet it was a time of notable severe weather events.


Some of what we experienced seemed routine but the exceptions hinted

 that there may be more to the routine than is commonly portrayed.

The exceptional events, shown in the tables below, are what drew attention

 away from common explanations because of each storm’s timing with orbital relationships.

 As further evaluation occurred the makings of a pattern appeared.


Most events have been explained by terrestrial mechanisms but the triggers appear unclear and limited in scope of possibilities.


To better identify these triggers and possibly enhance the prediction capabilities of

the earth sciences, we may find the patterns observed over the last eight years

as just cause to take in a larger chunk of the sky to better anticipate

natural threats created through violent weather.





For the purpose of this presentation, only a portion of the events

 will be mentioned, mostly storms of the western hemisphere.

Further investigation is ongoing and will include a global perspective.





The type of events observed were;


·       Hurricanes occurring in conjunction with repeated lunar orbital relationships and cycle coincident.


·       Hurricanes / typhoons /cyclones of significant severity

or who's timing is curious to other orbital relationship.


·       tornados occurring in unusual locations and at times of orbital alignments, such as eclipses and transits.



All these circumstances may reveal the reality of

periodic electrical interaction between earth's atmosphere

and the plasma environment of space and the influence of the

 moon and our neighboring planets in this process.



The first pattern, associated with hurricanes, involves the movement of the moon

in the vicinity of conjunction with the earth and sun. Both the new moon and the

full moon phase see allot of hurricane activity. The least common time for

the occurrence of hurricanes is around the first quarter, which is the earth’s p.m. side

 of the moon’s orbit (tornados seem to covet this period). The most severe hurricanes

 favor the period just before the full moon and through to just after the new moon .

 When exceptions occur other orbital relationships seem influential.


To me this equates to a mystery of why hurricanes seem to favor

the last five-eights of the lunar orbit.





Here are some details under consideration.


·       A certain celestial aspect claims this region of the moon’s orbit in the summer. During the summer the earth travels between the sun and the galactic center. At night in the summer you see a brighter galactic plane because you are looking towards the galactic center, the energy emitted from there is considerable. In later summer (northern hemisphere) the galactic plane lays in a ribbon from the southwest to the northeast.

How this applies is not yet fully developed, it’s just a curious detail.


·       Another aspect of celestial considerations is the lunar cycles called nodes. Typically, each year has an ascending node and a descending node as the moon crosses the ecliptic. Twice in an 18.6 year precession cycle the nodes lines up with the earth and sun. The relevance of this will be covered in subsequent works and is mentioned here because in the fluctuation of storms from year to year there seems to be a cycle of eight years, give or take a little.


·       Another celestial aspect that occupies the full moon region is earth’s plasma tail.. The effect on terrestrial weather by the moon’s movement into and out of earth’s tail is yet to be determined in full so this relationship is made as a note of another potentially influential aspect.
Further elaboration on the pattern of lunar influence is layed out at this link.


An Update that came in 2008 offeres details which strengthen what was
suggested in the Hypersensitive Solar system presentation.
There are manifest consequences of the interaction between planets and moons when observed through the electic universe perspective.


The tables below show the timing of hurricanes with reference

to the lunar phases, full and new moon.

2001 Lunar Relationship Table

Hurricane name,
size and location

Date and duration

Lunar timing
with reference to phase

Approximate path

Allison     (TS)
S. Texas > N.E. u.s.

June 5 > 18, 2001   X

Full moon -2 >+11
(fm 6 > 8)


Barry     (TS)
East gulf >
W. Fla. > Mo.

August 2 > 8

Full moon -3 to +3
(fm 4 > 6)

West to N.W.

Chantal     TS+
Caribbian sea

August 14 > 22

B4 new moon
(nm 18 > 21)


Felix     cat 3
Africa coast to E. Atlantic

Sept. 7 > 19     X

B4 New Moon
(nm 18 > 21)

West > North > N.E.

Iris     cat 4
S. Jamaica > Belize

October 4 > 9

Aft. full moon
(fm 2 > 4)


Michelle     cat 4
Nicaragua > N.E. u.s.

November 1 > 6, 2001   X

After Full Moon
(fm 10/31 > 11/3)

North to N.E.

Of the 15 named storms in 2001, 12 occured between the full and new moon phase. All of the most severe
were among these. This gives the impression that the lunar relationship with the earth has an influence
on hurricane formation. In some years there are more exceptions (x) than were seen in 2001
suggesting there are other factors to take into consideration.


2004 Lunar Relationship Table

Hurricane name,
size and location

Date and Duration
from > to

Lunar timing
(with reference to phase)

Approximate path

Alex   cat 3
East u.s.

July 31 > Aug 6, 2004

At Full Moon   (X)
(fm 7/31> 8/2)


Charley   cat 4
Caribbian > N.E u.s.

August 9 > 15

B4 New moon
(nm 14 > 17)

North then N.E.

Frances    cat 4
East atlantic > florida and E. u.s.

August 24 > 9/6

B4 full moon
(fm 8/29 > 9/2)

N.W. then N.E.

Ivan   cat 3-5
Gulf & S.E.
u.s. back to Gulf

Sept 2 > 24

(fm8/29 > 9/2)

n.w.> n. > (n.e. > e.
> s. > w.) (a loop)

Jeanne    cat 3
Hispaniola to east coast u.s.

Sept 13 > 29

Aft. New moon
(fm 29 > 30)

N.W. > N. > N.E.

Karl    cat 4
east atlntc to N. cntrl atlntc

Sept. 16 > 24, 2004

aft new moon
(nm 14 > 17)

N.N.W > N. > N.E.

The examples marked X were chosen because they appear to show a pattern of storm direction
associated with post-new-moon timing (PM stationing). With a few exceptions they tend to track
to the north and northeast for a large portion of their existance. Ivan shows an odd loop of directional change.
The storms occurring during the moon's AM stationing appear to travel more westerly.
73% of this years storms occured during the moon's AM stationing +/- a few days.

The details of this table help significantly to support this paper's proposition.

2005 Lunar Relationship Table

Hurricane name,
size and location

Date and duration

Lunar timing
with reference to phase

Approximate path

of Mexico

June 29 > 7/5, 2005

B4 New Moon (nm7/6 > 9)

N.W> N.>N.E.

Dennis   cat 3
east gulf to

July 9 > 10   X

after new moon (nm 6 > 9)

North in East gulf

Emily   to cat 5
S. Gulf to n.e.

July 11 > 21

B4 full (-10days)
(fm 21 > 23)

West NW

Katrina   cat 5
Gulf of Mexico

Aug. 18 > 29

Full Moon (-3 to +8)
(fm 19 > 22)

East to West then North

Ophelia   less than 3
east coast of u.s.

Sept 6 > 18    X

New +2 to +12
nm 2 > 5

North East path

Rita   cat 4 (+/-)
Southern Gulf to

September 18 > 28

Full Moon -2 to +9
(fm)19 > 22)

East to West

Wilma   cat 1-5
S. Gulf to East coast of u.s.

Oct 15 > 25, 2005

Full -3 to +6 (fm 17 > 20)
partial lunar eclipse

N.W then N.E.

Of the 27 named storms is 2005,
only 8 occured in the first lunar quarter region.
8 directly overlapped the new moon,
2 of them were the most severe.

The other 4 of the most severe and 7 of the total
occurred as the new moon
passed through the earth's plasma tail.




On a number of occasions tornados occurred with peculiar timing to orbital relationships.



From the standpoint of local observers (June 9th 2004 when a hurricane was near by) of a rare

tornado that ripped through a region in the Phillipines their surprise might be an expected

emotion but imagine their thoughts if they were to take into account the celestial activity

of the planet Venus passing in transit of the sun a day prior. We might pass this timing off

as irrelevant but when more detail is added to the story the probability of a correlation

increases a bit. One detail is the existence of an electromagnetic tail that emanates from Venus

and comes in close proximity to earth's plasma sphere. The tail, a Birkeland current, was revealed

by the SOHO satellite and if considered along the lines of the plasma environment

of space it introduces some interesting possibilities.



Another tornado with unusual timing occurred in Salt Lake City, August 11, 1999, in close timing

with an eclipse whose totality was viewed throughout much of the eastern hemisphere.

As the earth rotated the western hemisphere towards the sun hours later,

here in the west, the early afternoon tornado occurred in Utah,, of all places,,, very curious.

For the sake of discussion, Venus made a passage on this side of the sun 7 days later. At this point

the earth and moon had set themselves between mars and Jupiter.. Strangely enough,

a large earthquake occurred in Turkey on Aug. 17, 1999.



Many other examples exist and may be developed further

if a pattern continues to present itself.



During June of 2001 events on mars overlapped the close approach of earth to a near

alignment on the 14th. Over the next two weeks, on mars, a major dust storm developed

 engulfing mars in a planet wide dust storm for months to follow... On earth significant lighting

storms occurred. One notable characteristic of an early phase in the development of the

Martian dust storm was two adjacent circular areas on the earth facing side, around

the 27th of June. This happened 13 days after the near alignment and close approach

with earth.  Now wouldn’t that be handy, hitch a ride on the solar flow on the 14th and arrive

at mars 13days later? Seriously though, might the earth have left an imprint of sorts

in the solar current that showed up as a disturbance to mars’ environment once

it arrived at mars? In subsequent days as many as six apparent focal points developed on Mars.

This is important because mercury, earth, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn were all grouped

in a broad line to one side of the sun during that same time. Very curious indeed, particularly

because one of the patterns seen in terrestrial hurricanes involves what might amount

to influence from the formation of a (theoretical) virtual conductor created by aligned planets

at right angles to the solar current. At some point along the line created by these groupings

the line presents itself at right angles to the solar flow, with proposed inductive consequences.

If these focal points on mars are any indication of the planets, grouped on the same side

of the sun, we might have further support for a pattern seen in the timing of some hurricanes.



The table below describes some of these instances.



Planetary Orientation Table 2005 (part1)
Hypothetical virtual conductor from right angular alignments to the solar current

Date of Storm

Storm type and name
size by Catagory
Region of influence

Orbital relationships
expressed in order
of alignment by
the first two letters
of the orbiting
body's name

by phase or eclipse

Alignment relationship expressed w/reference
to solar current
in degrees and
+/- line of sight
postition (+ = North)

Additional considerations to mention

June 29,
>July 5th
1st of
2 storms

Hurricane Cindy
Catagory 1
Gulf of Mexico

(Ju Ea mo Ma)
Align 6/29,
By July 5th
moon entering
new moon phase,
[Ea mo Me Ve]
align by 7/9
see storm 2

Last 1/4th to
early part of
new moon

The alignment
that preceeds
these two storms
is almost at
right angle to
the solar current.

This example is a bit out of the ordinary
in that two storms occur around the
new moon period, one on either side.

6 > 10
2nd of two

Hurricane Dennis
catagory 3
East gulf through Alabama

[ea mo Me Ve]July 9 after
new moon,
6th>9th Dennis churned up
lanfall on 7th,
by 10th disipated

new moon and
emerging days
there after

This alignment is
a shallow angle
off the solar current
this follows
the pattern of
post new moon

As emergence occurs on the 9th
the movement into immediate alignment
with Mercury and Venus
suggests an influence

18 > 29

Hurricane Katrina
Catagory 5
S. Fla thru Louisiana

Develops 18th
[mo ea Me Sa], TD
aft full moon,
TS 23rd
[mo Ea Ve Ju],
Hrcn on 25th
[Ea mo Ma], cat5 on 27th
as moon passes Galactic plane

Full moon
Aug. 19>22
thru last Qrtr.

Alignments at 70deg._ Moon near ecliptic as where other planets. Atumnal equinox


Planetary Orientation Table 2005 (part2)
Hypothetical virtual conductor from right angular alignments to the solar current

Date of Storm

Storm type and name
size by Catagory
Region of influence

Orbital relationships expressed
in order of alignment
by the first two letters
of the orbiting
body's name

Lunar Aspects by phase or eclipse

Alignment relationship expressed w/reference
to solar current
in degrees and +/- line of sight postition (+ = North)

Additional considerations

 to mention

18 > 25

Hurricane Rita
Catagory 4 +/-
Sthrn gulf North to Texas

Develops 9/18
[mo Ea Su],
catagory 2  9/20
[mo Ea Ju]
rapid build 9/21
[Ma mo Ea Ve]
Cat.5 9/22
[Ea mo Ma]
cat 3 9/23 > 27
landfall (in gal plane)
9/28 [Ea mo Sa]

Post full moon
fm 9/19>21<br< thru last qtr.

near lunar eclipse
on 18th
[mo Ea Ju]
@ (<) 90deg.
on 20th
[Ea mo Ma]
nearly 90 deg.
on 22nd

Here again we
see movement of storm
being drawn to west
as earth rotates
past the moon & morning-side tug

15 > 25

Hurricane Wilma
To Catagory 5
S.Gulf > N.E. > east coast

Devoped 17th.
[by 1600ut [mo Ea Su] partial eclipse
UT2300 18th [mo Ea Me] storm at cat3
by 19th cat 5.
19th 0700 [Ea mo Ma] [mo+<9deg]
20th eyewall
replacement cycle,
21st direction change to n.e. [mo Ea Ve]
[Ea (-)< 1deg]

Partial Lunar
eclipse 10/17

[mo Ea Su] @ 0 deg
[mo  Ea  Me] @ 70deg
[Ea <1deg(-)]
21st [mo Ea Ve] <1 deg [mo (-)]>

Each alignment was a near

 polar tngnt. The direction change

 of the 21st took place as alignmnt switched from Mars on the

 am. side to Venus on the pm side moving to the N.E. over the 24>25th.

5 > 13

Tropical storm Allison
lingered in gulf producing
record rainfall in region

Developed on 5th.
on 14th [Su Ea Ma]
20th [mo Ea Ma]
21st total eclipse[1200ut]
Mars duststorm began b4 23rd lasted months

6 > 8
20 > 23

Am 6th mo Ea Su @0deg
[Ea , 1 deg +]
am 7th [mo Ea Me] @30deg [Ea 0 deg]
17th [Ea mo Ve @45deg
[mo <1deg (-)]
21st total eclipse [1200UT]

On Mars were no less than five

 areas of disturbances by the 30th

 which included the two that

 formed on the 27th


The link below shows the entire sequence of mars’ dust storm..



Heliospheric Current System


Based on what is expressed by Hannes Alfven in his book, Cosmic Plasma (pg. 53)

 Heliospheric Current Systems, we have a glimpse of the long arms of the sun.

If we can infer potential influence on the bodies that these lines intercept as

 they sweep across the solar system a picture of the hypersensitive solar system

 may become less obscure.


There seems to be the potential for large scale influence, upon the bodies moving

within the sun’s plasma environment, when they are sharing the same region

 of a common current line, to the extent that an effect is seen in terrestrial weather

or disturbances to rarified atmospheres such as Mars’.


The aspects of the heliospheric current system that seems practical to apply here are;


** The two types of field lines that apparently also come in pairs, one above and one below the equatorial plane,


Figure from Hannes Alfven's book Cosmic Plasma


Plasma-Universe site with Heliospheric current sheet article


** the sharp boundary layers of the current sheet referred to as magnetic discontinuity

 and measured at 1-10 proton Larmor radii [estimated at 10^6 meters or (621 miles)]..



From these points it is conceivable that a planet could be straddling (encountering) this boundary layer of magnetic discontinuity.. If that would have a resultant effect on the current layer

 or line then we might be able to imply the next logical step.


From the Mars dust storm example we would then detach ourselves from the limitation of

direct lines of sight relationships drawn between bodies to favor an arc (ellipse) that

the current lines of the heliospheric current system form.


From here we might see how the grouping of the five planets to one side of the sun, along

 the same portion of a current line, may transmit their presence onto the environment

 of mars resulting in the five focal-points that churned up the Martian surface into

 a planet wide dust-storm.


Can this be inferred? I hope the experts in this area of research consider the possibilities

and fill me in on all the details, positive and negative...



At times when our neighboring planets get into very close alignment to each other

and the solar current another effect was observed, an attenuating effect. This has been observed

 at the full moon phase with storms taking a break for a couple of days and then,

 after separation, continuing on as before. It might be figuratively described as being in

the burble of a building on a windy day. As the bodies separate, move out of line, here is

where i'm anticipating a disruption to the plasma environments of the bodies, like the

breaking of a circuit. A glancing passage is the norm so the pattern

should reflect these differences.





Of the times mentioned one orbiting body seems to stand out as an influential mechanism

 for severe weather and other global events.. Our lunar neighbor, in its passage across

the various points where it is either crossing in front of earth or entering near to

its plasma tail downstream, gives us the first point of focus for an influential character,

outside terrestrial mechanisms, to be considered further from the space plasma perspective..


Once developed, many hurricanes appear to move opposite to the direction of

earths rotation, potentially under direct influence of the moon’s station in earth’s vicinity.

 Tornados and inland storms seem to move in the same direction as the earth’s rotation.

The comparison of these details may further support the lunar influence on many hurricanes.



We might just live in a hypersensitive solar system.



Tables will be add as material is assembled. Each will be a work in development and open to your input in an effort to develop a global database reference.

Send info to

Download pdf file of Poster 06.


1988 Orbital Relationship Table


2007 Orbital Relationship Table (updated 9/13)

Discussion Forum Part two


Home page (Electric Spark Scars) 


References The Electric Universe site

Solar System Live An orrery site

Solar System Simulator For orbital information

Hurricane data from NOAA

Lunar Phase Calendar

Plasma-Universe site with Heliospheric current sheet article


More to come on this subject.


Added thoughts