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It is widely claimed (mostly by religious people) that there was a miracle in Fátima where the sun "danced". It is known as the miracle of the sun.

Is there any scientific consensus that anything scientifically relevant happened, and if so, what is it?

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    Hello @João, welcome to our site! I've slightly changed the tone of your question so it is neutral as to the veracity of the miracle. – Sklivvz Feb 16 '12 at 22:43
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    Plenty of explanations here. Nothing was measured by scientific stations (according to the Church) so, basically, scientifically all that happened was in the minds of the witnesses. Of course, that's also why the Church calls it a "miracle"... – Sklivvz Feb 16 '12 at 22:52
  • Thanks. In hindsight the question really was poorly phrased. – João Portela Feb 16 '12 at 22:52
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    I dare you to stare for a prolonged time directly into the sun and not starting to see it dance... Or, wait, no, on the other hand, I strongly recommend you don't stare into the sun for a prolonged amount of time. – Lagerbaer Feb 18 '12 at 0:40
  • I don't think there is any way to bring facts to bear on this so I don't think it makes a good question. – matt_black Feb 23 '12 at 17:00

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