posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 05:27 PM
Originally posted by stereologist
The entire 2012 thread is filled with many simple as well as complicated misunderstandings. Some of the misunderstandings deal with archaeological
issues such as mixing Aztec with Mayan cultures or thinking that other cultures other than the Maya mention 2012.
Here I'd like to point out a recurring mistake concerning the South Pole. Countless threads and posts within threads suggest that it is possible to
"sneak" up on the Earth by approaching directly at the South Pole.
It is unclear to me why no threads claim that the same can be done for the North Pole. Why can't an object apply the same trickery at the other end of
Is it because there is a telescope at the South Pole and not one at the North pole?
You are obviously in the northern hemisphere and just because those of us living well south from the equator are considered to be living "down under"
you assume that the south pole is the lowest part on earth and can be snuck up on from even lower areas of space.
I live at 37degrees south and can see the celelstial south pole every day and night when there is no cloud.
This celestial south pole is actually elevated at 37 degrees above the visible horizon, so I look UP at this celestial south pole.
You in the north cannot see it, just as I cannot see the celestial north pole, it is below the visible horizon
So far have not seen anything "sneak up" on us.
edit on 1-4-2012 by Sailor Sam because: spelling