posted on Sep, 24 2011 @ 02:05 AM
reply to post by JibbyJedi
and if you looked at the video in question, the comet appears to be biggert than jupiter and will come in between the sun and the earth.
I am in no way saying that the comet is that big, I am saying from what the video shows is what the narrator of the video says, now if the comet is
not 800klm wide but larger than Jupiter which has an Equatorial radius 71,492 ± 4 km or around 11.209 Earths.
Now an object of that size you would have to admit could have the ability to block the sun, the closer to earth the greater the chance of total
An analogy would be having a lorry 11 times the size of your car overtake you on the the sun side as you drive which is going slightly faster than
you, it would block the sun from hitting your car until it finally over took you.
Of course the further away the lorry the less light is blocked.
and I repeat that I do not entirely believe the whole elenin/ earth killer scenario.
My argument was the possibility of a larger body which was shown in the video could indead block the sun for 3 days, a 800klm commet would not.