posted on Nov, 4 2011 @ 12:16 PM
Originally posted by CherubBaby
reply to post by Soylent Green Is People
Fail Period. First of all what is more pronounced than this real picture I took last night?...
Please do this thought experiment....
The Northern hemisphere is headed towards the winter. Therefore, because of the 23 degree tilt of the Earth, the Northern Hemisphere (including Las
Vegas) will be "above" the ecliptic plain set by the Moon, relative to the Earth, during daylight hours. It is this Moon-Earth ecliptic plane that
can be considered to be the equator in this case.
The Moon's ecliptic plane is NOT directly above the Earth's equator.
Now, picture the Earth's rotation, and consider where Las Vegas lies relative to that Moon-Earth Ecliptic plain as Las Vegas rotates into night. The
location of Las Vegas relative to that Moon-Earth Ecliptic will go from "above" the ecliptic during the day to "below" the ecliptic during the night.
Again, this is due to the 23 degree tilt of the Earth.
Therefore, with this thought experiment in mind, you can see that a person does NOT need to be at the Earth's equator to see this "right-side up
bowl/upside-down bowl" effect. The effect is normal and could be seen in places NOT on the equator, because the Moon's ecliptic is not above the
I'm not saying this above-and-below the Moon-Earth ecliptic is causing the "upside-down Moon". I'm simply saying you don't need to be on the Earth's
equator to notice it. The tilt of the Earth makes the Earth's equator NOT lie directly on the Moon-Earth ecliptic.
If you think about it, it makes perfect sense.
edit on 11/4/2011 by Soylent Green Is People because: (no reason given)