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Originally posted by Hundroid
This is funny, seeing stars move around is something I have been thinking about all my life, since I was a kid of 8-9. And few weeks ago something weird did happen to me, but cannot be sure stars were moving because it was cloudy and I felt like I was about to fall on the floor. As many other people on here, I have problems with sleep and often I stay up until about 4 AM. My nose points to the sky anytime it is possible and I too possess a small telescope and binoculars to watch the infinite. Now this is a bit OT but how many of you have zero-neg blood type as I do?
Thanks for answering
P.S. lately everytime I watch the sky I always look for Orion first, the rest is seemingly less important but I don't know why I feel like that.edit on 14-2-2011 by Hundroid because: forgot something
Originally posted by The GUT
I've smoked twice as many cigarettes tonight as usual and I have a crick in my neck. Thanks.
Cool thread and fascinating topic. Lotsa strange stuff in the heavens lately. I'm experiencing an oddity in the last few months as well: The stars seem SO close some nights...as if they are only a few thousand feet in the air.
That's new to me in 40+ years. I've been mostly leaning towards the theory that my eyesight ain't what it used to be and that affects my depth perception. I'm keeping an open mind however because it's pretty impressive for an 'optical illusion.'
I also remember an account I've heard in the last few months--not sure if it was here or not--of someone relating a 'star shift' experience that was a lot like yours. It made an impression because the person came across much like you--they had seen something and were just looking for answers.
I've searched but can't find it so far, but I'll give it another go if I can come up with some new search terms.
Originally posted by dnvrliz
You are not the only one, for the past few nights when the sky is clear, I have noticed that the stars seem way closer than they ever were. I feel like I can reach up there and grab them...very strange indeed.
Originally posted by TheSonOfMan
OK i just read thru a couple of pages and now I'm starting to remember some strange things as well....i remember one night i was on break at work and the moon was coming up just alil above the horizon it was big and yellowish orange..all the sudden the moon rose up really fast i mean really freaking fast i was tripping so bad i screamed at all my co workers to check it out , one that was chatting with me while i was smoking is a witness to it....it just moved up in the sky way faster then i ever saw before..like some said in an earlier post it covered distance that would take a hour or more in less then a minute...
and i also remember in the way into work the other morning a week or so ago, it was around 9 30 am ...the sun was already at were it should have been at 12..i thought to my self how odd it was cause the sun was blaring thru the window..and it was just too early...BTW i live on the east coast..for better reference.
Originally posted by twinspirited
Hey guys...I actually made an account for this website because I found this thread, and frankly, have been looking all over the internet for something talking about this subject and the coincidences are just too great after reading some of these posts.
Three or four days ago, I can't remember which at about 3am to 4am GMT (I live in Scotland) I had the exact same experience. I was sitting at my computer and all of a sudden, I felt like everything in the room was moving, like...tilting upward. My heart started going a million miles an hour and I was absolutely compelled to go outside and walk. I've never felt anything like it in my entire life...and needless to say I was completely freaked out. I've been surfing the internet for days trying to find somewhere talking about any possible goings on with the Earth or electromagnetic activity but I haven't found anything.
I have no idea if my experience lines up with the others, as I've only read a bit of the thread before needing to add my own experience. But something definitely felt like it was happening...I'm generally have an objective, scientific approach to my own experiences, but I have absolutely no explanation. I thought it might have been in my head however, there seem to be a couple who've had the same experience. As a sidenote, I was wondering if any of you all who experienced something similar happen to believe in meditation, higher consciousness or any other activities of note.
I can't say I saw the stars move, as I was in doors, but I IMMEDIATELY threw on clothes and went outside...the hairs on my arm were standing on end.
Originally posted by moonbabi2
reply to post by fixedworld
The same thing happened to me - I was outside and it was about 1:00am and looked up at the sky - saw the big dipper and it seemed to be "spreading" apart or looking strange - moving funny but in the same place. Very strange. I was wondering what was going on with it. It was not in alignment correctly with little dipper and all looked funny.
Originally posted by purplemonkeydishwasher
I just witnessed a pole shift, or an alien invasion.
Originally posted by Liberterius
I think this posts is getting a little out of control and everyone needs to relax for a moment and take their medication if necessary. Not to be facetious but we all are aware the Earth is in orbit around the Sun which itself moves throughout our wonderful celestial sphere yes (note google Copernicus)? People are loosing their minds and second guessing themselves over a lifetimes experience. It's quite simple, if you believe the celestial sphere moved or that the big dipper is hovering 12 inches over your head, or that the moon somehow didn't used to be visible during the day but something has changed and now it is. Then I strongly suggest you visit a physicians office ASAP. Because you are actually and truly having a psychotic episode, and I'm not poking fun here either, you really SHOULD see a doctor you may be a danger to yourself or others.
During half the orbit, it is approaching us, and during the other half, it is moving away from us. During the half orbit that it is approaching us, our mutual gravitational pull accelerates the Moon, causing it to move faster and faster, until at the closest point in the orbit, or perigee, it is moving about 6% faster than its average motion. Similarly, during the half orbit that it is receding from us, our mutual gravitational pull decelerates the Moon, causing it to move slower and slower, until at the furthest point in the orbit, or apogee, it is moving about 6% slower than its average motion. In addition to these actual changes in velocity, there is an apparent change caused simply by its being nearer or further; when it is closer, any motion that it has looks faster, in angular terms, than when it is further away. This effect causes another 6% apparent increase or decrease in velocity, in addition to the actual change.
In other words, as the Moon approaches perigee, its angular speed among the stars will appear to increase by 12% of its average speed, half of that change being due to its lesser distance, and half being due to an actual increase in speed; and as it approaches apogee, its angular speed among the stars will appear to decrease by 12% of its average speed, half of that change being due to its greater distance, and half being due to an actual decrease in speed. Since 12% of 13.2 degrees per day is 1.6 degrees per day, the daily motion of the Moon to the east can vary from as little as 11.6 degrees per day near apogee, to as much as 14.8 degrees per day, near perigee.