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The Force of Sun
« on: January 23, 2019, 06:57:26 PM »
A total solar eclipse occurred on May 29, 1919. With the duration (...) of 6 minutes 51 seconds, it was the longest recorded solar eclipse since May 27, 1416. A longer total solar eclipse would later occur on June 8, 1937, lasting for 7 minutes and 4 seconds.


On that day, during the eclipse, two independent expeditions measured positions of stars in the constellation Taurus. One, situated on the island Principe (off the west coast of Africa), was led by Sir Francis Watson Dyson and Sir Arthur Eddington, the other, led by Andrew Claude de la Cherois Crommelin and Charles Rundle Davidson, settled in Sobral, Brazil.

Both confirmed Albert Einstein's prediction of the bending of light caused by the Sun to be correct.
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Since then, these kinds of experiments have been repeated with the same results. My question is: do FEers find these measurements (that the stars' positions changed due to the Sun's presence) valid?
If yes, do you think that the deflection was caused by the Sun bending the spacetime?
Dr Rowbotham was accurate in his experiments.
How do you know without repeating them?
Because they don't need to be repeated, they were correct.