# The Great American Eclipse of 2017

On Monday, August 21st we have the Great American Eclipse happening. It is a pretty exciting thing indeed to have such an event taking place across the entire continent of North America. With that in mind, I have been thinking on it quite a bit… and honestly, I have one major question.

But, before I ask my question we need to clarify how it all works. Bear with me for a moment while I try to elaborate on what we need to know to grasp how these bodies orbit or spin in relation to one another. Hopefully this is written in a way that it isn’t too hard to follow.

So… here we go.

To make one complete rotation in 24 hours, a point near the equator of the earth must move at close to 1,000 miles per hour (1,600 km/hr). The speed gets less as you move north, but it’s still a good clip throughout the United States. With that being the case, for simplicity sake, we will say that the earth spins at 1,000 miles per hour while making one full revolution within a 24 hour period. Within the course of one full rotation, the earth spins a total of 24,000 miles in 24 hours (seems simple enough).

The Moon orbits the earth at a speed of 2,288 miles per hour (3,683 kilometers per hour). During this time it travels a distance of 1,423,000 miles (2,290,000 kilometers) for one full revolution. The sidereal month is the time it takes to the moon to make one complete orbit around Earth. This is about 27.32 days. The synodic month is the time it takes the Moon to reach the same visual phase. This varies notably throughout the year, but averages around 29.53 days.

This would mean that one full revolution for the moon takes close to 27 or 30 full 24 hour periods. This would then further imply that the earth would in essence spin on its axis a total of 27 to 30 times while the moon itself completes one single revolution. In other words the moon during one full 24 hour period would have traveled only a total of 54,912 miles. This is roughly 1,368,088 miles shy of completing one full revolution.

To better grasp what I am getting at, the following video is a great animated visualization of these two bodies and their respective speeds of motion (the earth spinning on its axis and the moon orbiting the earth). This video makes it seem a lot less complicated than I just did, for sure.

In this video you will notice that both bodies are moving from West to East. The earth spins on its axis in an eastward direction. The moon orbits the earth in an eastward direction as well. With that in mind, both of these objects move from west to east in their respective speeds. This is something we can all agree upon I hope. The earth is going one speed. The moon is going another speed. They both travel in the same direction.

Seems simple enough…

There is however a major error that occurs when you consider the two speeds and the fact that the earth is generating a full revolution at more than 27 times that of the moon’s speed. As a result, although the Moon is moving to the east relative to the earth, the much faster westward motion of the sky is carrying it to the west, so despite its eastward motion relative to the center of the Earth, it rises in the east and sets in the west, just like any other celestial body.

To better grasp what I am rambling about, go back and watch that video again. You will notice that although the earth and moon are both traveling eastward, the earth’s greater speed is causing the moon to appear to travel east to west rather than west to east in relevance to the observer from ground level on the earth.

The point here is simply this; although the moon travels from the west in an eastward direction, the earth spins so fast that it causes the observer from ground level to see the moon traveling backwards from east to west instead. With this in mind, go back and watch the animation one last time to see what I am talking about.

Now, assuming that I haven’t lost you… here is the question.

Despite the fact that both the earth and the moon are traveling from west to east, the relative motion of both bodies causes the moon to appear to be traveling backwards from east to west. If this is the case (which it is) please… someone explain to me how in the world is the Great American Eclipse on the 21st is apparently occurring from West to East?

This absolutely defies the Copernican Principle.

Again, if the moon due to relativity appears to the observer to be traveling from east to west, how in the world is this eclipse happening from west to east? Someone, please explain to me how this doesn’t totally disprove the Copernican Principle of Heliocentric Cosmological Evolution?

This eclipse is only going to last like 4 hours across the United States. But before we look at the math behind this… let’s let Neil Degrasse Tyson explain real quick how math surpasses our senses. Don’t trust what you can see, touch, or feel… No, instead, trust the math.

With that in mind, let’s look at some math real quick. In order for the moon to defy our senses, no longer appearing to travel from east to west despite the fact that it supposedly isn’t, it would inevitably need to somehow speed up and begin traveling in an eastward direction faster than that of the earth’s spin.

And since it will only take 4 hours for the moon to cross North America on the 21st, this would then mean that the moon is somehow no longer traveling (according to math) 1,423,000 miles in the course of 720 hours. No, instead… on the 21st it will magically have sped up from 2,288 miles per hour to a whopping 69,644 miles per hour so as to defy the east to west observational conundrum.

Hhhmmmmm… I don’t know why, but this bible verse seems to come to mind.

And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; – Luke 21:25

Who are we kidding though, I am clearly just ignorant.

To the average observer here on earth the moon travels from east to west. But, on the 21st it will be doing its own thing. Don’t worry about it. Just let the math do the talking. Like Neil Degrasse Tyson said, we can’t trust what we see anyway. The science guys will explain this one away. Keep on letting them do your thinking for you.

What does NASA have to say?

Wrong!!!

Whatever… rant over.
Space is fake.

# Apparently you can ask these people anything!!!

As some of you already know, I have a lot of questions about science, cosmology, and what we are told about the physical properties of physics and nature. With that in mind I was totally blown off guard when my wife showed me the number bellow. You better believe I instantly dialed the number and ran through a series of questions.

Sadly, they were unable to answer any of my questions. With that said, here were the questions that I asked.

1.) How is it possible for the Polaris Star to be stationary in the night sky while the earth travels through space in five directions at once? The earth spins on its axis, goes around the sun, the sun around the Milky Way, the Milky Way through space, while the earth also apparently pivots its axis making the north pole change locations every 27,000 years (despite this last one having never been observed).

2.) Since the earth is spinning at more than 1,000 MPH at the equator… how is it that sound at the equator is possible? The speed of sound is a little more than 700 MPH. And with that in mind the sound wave would never catch up to the earth at the equator, causing it to be a dead zone of silence.

3.) If the earth is spinning at the equator at more than 1,000 MPH wouldn’t the basic laws of physics as a result of the angular momentum cause the wind to only travel in one direction?

4.) The ISS (International Space Station: NASA) is flying over our heads at more than 7,000 MPH. That speed equates to nearly 50 MPS. With that in mind, it is traveling at nearly 3 times faster than the speed of sound. How can they hold a conversation?

5.) We are told by NASA that the ISS and most satellites exist in or beyond the exosphere. We are also told by NASA that these manmade objects have an exterior made of aluminum. Here is why I have a problem with that… the exosphere is more than 3,000 degrees. The melting point of aluminum is only 1,200 degrees. Since the exosphere is twice what these objects can withstand, how are they up there?

Basically what this comes down to is that I am going to save this number… because, let’s face it. I have tons of questions and no real answers. And I shamefully admit it… I got way too much out of it. I enjoyed hearing the person on the other line scratching their head… because, with questions like these… I seem to do a lot of that these days.

# Foundations of a New Financial System

I stumbled across this Forbes Magazine article and I had to share it. Here are a few quick little quotes from the article just to give an overview of what the article is about.

“Aadhaar is a biometric database based on a 12-digit digital identity, authenticated by finger prints and retina scans.”

“India Stack allows citizens to open a bank account or brokerage account, buy a mutual fund, or share medical records anywhere in India with just a fingerprint or retinal scan from Aadhaar.”

“Modi’s move to demonetize the country was viewed as an isolated event. However, it was the action that forced everyone into the new digital system.”

“If the transition to a digital society can happen in India, where just 2% of transactions were non-cash a few years ago, it can happen anywhere.”

This article was an amazing find. And when you consider the fact that it was posted only two days ago… as a Christian you can’t help but get excited.

And here’s why…

And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. – Revelation 13:16-17 NKJV

Get ready people. The end is right on top of us. And though you may not want to admit it… the signs of Christ’s initial arrival were subtle and the people of that day believed it not. what makes you think this sort of thing will be any different?

# So many sixes it’s making my head spin

Earth’s orbital plane is known as the ecliptic plane, and Earth’s tilt is known to astronomers as the obliquity of the ecliptic, being the angle between the ecliptic and the celestial equator on the celestial sphere. Earth currently has an axial tilt of about 23.4°.

An axial plane is based on the 90° pivot. With that in mind I find it rather strange to consider that the opposing tilt of the earth equates to a rather interesting number. What I mean by that is this; if we were to subtract 23.4° from 90°, we get exactly 66.6°.

Hhmmm…

What a wonderful coincidence.

But, it doesn’t stop there. According to Live Science, we are also carrying a velocity of roughly 66,600 MPH as we fly through space around the sun.

Hhmmm….

What another wonderful coincidence.

Or even better… what about the fact that the curvature of the earth for one mile squared equates to exactly 0.666 ft. If you don’t believe me you can do the math yourself using this program.

I bet, if you decided to not stop there and continued to look at the math behind how the secular world describes their godless creation, the coincidences wouldn’t stop here.

But then again, who are we kidding… right? I clearly am just ignorant.

If you want to believe you are flying through space at 66,600 miles per hour around the sun while on an opposing tilt of 66.6° with a radial drop of 0.666 ft per mile squared under your feet, you go right head.

I think I’ll put my feet on the bible instead of the wisdom of secular men, thank you very much.

1 Chr. 16:30: “He has fixed the earth firm, immovable.”

Ps. 93:1: “Thou hast fixed the earth immovable and firm …”

Ps. 96:10: “He has fixed the earth firm, immovable …”

Now, don’t get me wrong… I do realize that there are plenty of verses that suggest the world does move. For example:

Ps. 99:1: “The Lord reigneth … let the earth be moved.”

Job 26:7: “He … hangeth the earth upon nothing.

Is. 24:19: “the earth is moved exceedingly.”

With that in mind I am neither arguing for or against the motion of the earth. All I am getting at here is the simple fact that we are so quick to settle on the side of the secular world when it comes to Biblical creation. If we are so quick to stand up against things like the theory of evolution, why then would describing the creation of earth and the celestial bodies above be any different? Rather than standing on the truth of God’s word, we have given the Biblical attributes of cosmology over to the wisdom of men, diminishing that portion of the Bible to allegory rather than truth.

If Satan really is in charge right now, and his goal is to deceive men into believing that God does not exist, the quickest way to do something like that would be to distort their view on creation itself.

But… I digress.

I’m clearly just ignorant. All of those numbers above are clearly just a coincidence.

# Believe in the wisdom of men much?

This post is in no way attempting to point out what I believe, but rather the proposition of an honest question with an honest answer being sought. Lately, I have been combing through my bible and taking a look at what it might have to say about cosmology. And surprisingly enough, I have found that it has quite a bit more to say than I expected.

With that in mind, here is my question: If the Copernican Principle of Heliocentric Cosmological Evolution is the truth as we are taught both in the secular and Christian realm… how is it that both the first chapter and the last chapter of the bible defy a need for the sun’s gravitational pull on the solar system (something Earth could not exist without according to the CPHCE)?

Without the gravitational pull of the sun on the earth, moon, and other celestial bodies within the heliosheath, the heliosheath itself would not exist… protecting us from the bombardment of the cosmos around us.

The sun is supposedly 96 million miles away with a radius of about 433,000 miles. That’s pretty epic. And when you account for gravity, it becomes very apparent that nothing on this earth can sustain without that gigantic beast of a star.

I would hope that most Christians are familiar with the following scriptures, but here they are anyway… as they are a major source for my question.

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day. And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the third day. And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day. Genesis 1:1-19

You should notice that the earth was made first. Not the sun. You should also notice that the grass and plants yielding seed and fruit occurred prior to the creation of the sun. Now, obviously, there was light prior to the sun as seen in verse 3. And time and time again we have proven that you can grow plants with artificial light rather than sunlight. So, that question is already answered within the scriptures. Light existed without the aid of the sun which allowed the plants to grow. But, the plants isn’t my focus here… gravity is.

But it doesn’t stop there.

And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.Revelation 22:5

The very last chapter of the bible talks about the new creation with the new river and the new tree of life. In verse 5 we are basically told that there will be no moon or sun. The greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night will not be needed because the Lord will give forth light. A great example of this would be Genesis 1:3 as obviously stated before.

So, again… here we are with another problem for the Copernican Principle of Heliocentric Cosmological Evolution. If you take away the sun… you take away its gravitational pull, which according to the CPHCE is necessary for existence.

At what point are we actually going to start leaning on the scriptures rather than the wisdom of men?

According to the CPHCE we are told that the sun is a star. Not only that, but we are told that it is one of the smallest stars. My bible has something very different to say about that as a matter of fact. My bible says that the sun is “THE” great light. And that the stars are separate from it. It goes even further to suggest that one day the stars will fall to the earth. Please explain how that is possible if all the stars are bigger than the sun and so far away that it would take trillions of billions of years for them to reach us?

Not to mention the fact that the sun is called a “he“. The moon is called a “her“… and the stars time and time again are referred to as the angels of heaven. So, what are the stars then? Big massive balls of gas zillions of miles away… or angelic beings that can and will fall to the earth (one of which is given a key to the bottomless pit at some point)?

Anyway… back to the actual question.

Please explain to me how earth can sustain without the aid of the gravitational force of the sun both at creation and after Judgment while still holding onto the Copernican Principle as believers?

Because, trust me… if you think a man can walk on water, die, rise from the dead, and float into the clouds… the world already thinks you are crazy. What would it honestly matter to them for us to start taking the bible’s account of the cosmos serious as well?

The bible is either inerrant or it isn’t.

What is more ridiculous; to trust my God given senses… or to deny them because man said I should?

I guess that makes me ignorant.