posted on Dec, 10 2017 @ 04:20 PM
originally posted by: CircleofFloss
Is this the right forum for this question?
I'm sure there are members here who have seen a full solar eclipse or at least watched videos of it on Youtube.
Why does the moon stop moving for a good few minutes before moving on its way?
If you think about it. totality does not occur at one instant. Well, maybe to a single local observer it does, but totality occurs at different times
for all of the different places that totality occurs.
Where I might be, I see totality at a certain time. A mile west of me, they saw it a few moments earlier. A mile east of me will see it a few
moments after me. Someone 10 miles from me will see it occur minutes before. 100 miles from me might be 30+ minutes before me.
So....if you're right and the moon stops at totality, then for whose totality did it stop? Mine? The guy 10 miles away? What about the guy25 miles
away, or maybe for the one a few hundred miles away?
It couldn't have stopped for all of us (i.e., EVERYONE), because that would mean it would never move. So, which of us were so lucky to have the moon
stop for us during totality?
edit on 10/12/2017 by Soylent Green Is People because: (no reason given)