The Day/Night Cycle and Centripetal Acceleration
« on: August 07, 2017, 12:53:05 AM »
The day/night cycle on the wiki has the sun and the moon revolving around the midpoint between them. This would make sense in the context of "celestial gravitation" where they both pull on each other. However, this clearly can't be temporally universal as the solar eclipse later this month will demonstrate. If the day/night cycle as outlined on the wiki is to continue, the sun must continue to travel in a circular manner. From whence would the centripetal acceleration of the sun come from during a solar eclipse on a flat earth?

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Re: The Day/Night Cycle and Centripetal Acceleration
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2017, 02:47:36 PM »
The day/night cycle on the wiki has the sun and the moon revolving around the midpoint between them. This would make sense in the context of "celestial gravitation" where they both pull on each other. However, this clearly can't be temporally universal as the solar eclipse later this month will demonstrate. If the day/night cycle as outlined on the wiki is to continue, the sun must continue to travel in a circular manner. From whence would the centripetal acceleration of the sun come from during a solar eclipse on a flat earth?

Most FE'ers believe that eclipses are caused by the motion of a THIRD body (some call it "The Shadow Object" - other "The Anti-moon").   This object is black, possibly opaque, possibly a disk rather than a sphere.   It moves in front of the sun to cause solar eclipses and in front of the moon to cause lunar eclipses.

As usual, they are unable to accurately describe the motions of this object...or how it's utterly opaque to sunlight but somewhat translucent to moonlight...and utterly transparent to starlight and planet-light.

But that's how the majority hand-wave this problem away.

Some don't dispute that solar eclipses are caused by the moon.

All of them are unable to adequately explain why the path of totality during a solar eclipse is so narrow.

If the Sun is only 3000 miles away, the anti-moon would have to be MUCH closer...below the altitude that aircraft fly...or else the eclipse would be visible over most of the surface of the Earth...and it's CLEARLY not.

Hey Tom:  What path do the photons take from the physical location of the sun to my eye at sunset?

Re: The Day/Night Cycle and Centripetal Acceleration
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2017, 08:44:37 PM »
Most FE'ers believe that eclipses are caused by the motion of a THIRD body (some call it "The Shadow Object" - other "The Anti-moon").   This object is black, possibly opaque, possibly a disk rather than a sphere.   It moves in front of the sun to cause solar eclipses and in front of the moon to cause lunar eclipses.

As usual, they are unable to accurately describe the motions of this object...or how it's utterly opaque to sunlight but somewhat translucent to moonlight...and utterly transparent to starlight and planet-light.

But that's how the majority hand-wave this problem away.

Some don't dispute that solar eclipses are caused by the moon.

All of them are unable to adequately explain why the path of totality during a solar eclipse is so narrow.

If the Sun is only 3000 miles away, the anti-moon would have to be MUCH closer...below the altitude that aircraft fly...or else the eclipse would be visible over most of the surface of the Earth...and it's CLEARLY not.
My primary question is where is the moon during the solar eclipse if it's a third body? That of course would also complicate the celestial mechanics.