posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 12:55 AM
Hey, you know tomorrow (Tuesday) is the Summer Solstice! At every point on Earth, the sun will rise due east, and set due west. People living along
the equator get the added spectacle of having the sun directly overhead at midday (noon), but everyone can experience it rising and setting due east
and due west.
So, if there have been any visible changes in any of the Earth's axes, or in its orbit around the sun, then the whole world should be able to observe
some discrepancies tomorrow. Go out yourself, get your cardinal directions figured out, and then observe where the sun rises. I think it's very cool
that this thread was posted exactly before one of the two times per year when this can be tested by literally anyone who chooses to. I wouldn't expect
to find any differences, because as already mentioned, there are millions of people who, by the nature of their professions would have long ago
noticed even the slightest invisible discrepancy.
Also - Don't use a compass to determine cardinal directions. As an earlier poster already noted, magnetic north is different from true north. Magnetic
north is constantly drifting, and is basically the result of the Earth's constantly fluxing magnetic field. True north is a highly specific, fixed
position. Any map, or Google Maps, can be a good source of finding it.
edit on 21-6-2011 by Son of Will because: (no reason given)