posted on May, 19 2010 @ 06:13 PM
reply to post by Just Wondering
Do you not understand the concept of the globe, our Earth? Different latitudes, views of astronomical occurences appear different, depending on point
on Earth observing from?
Add to that the complexities of the Lunar orbit, and the entire phasing phenomenon, as we view it...
Maybe I chalk it up to youth...I've lived long enough, and been in different locations on the Globe, and have seen the waxing AND waning crescents of
the Moon at many different angles, relative to the horizon, time of year, and my latitude at the time.
Now....To the notion of the Sun rising or setting a bit "off"? How accurate is an "eyeball" measurement, and one's perception via that method?
How fragile is the Human memory, year after year?
To sit in a room, gazing out a window, using a favorite tree as a reference point doesn't account for differences in the positioning
the observor, year after year. you may think
your favorite easy chair hasn't budged in twelve months, but...really? Certain?
A difference of only a few inches will amount to a great deal of parallax in what you observe, and perceive. These are pretty basic understandings,
and aren't hard to research.