reply to post by siriusstarlight
Eclipsed by what though? Even if the moon magically and drastically changed orbit, managed to NOT fly off into space or crash into the Earth, AND
just happened to stay between the Earth and the Sun, the resulting eclipse would still only affect a small area at a given time. There are no bodies
that are large enough AND slow enough between here and the sun to cause a 3 day eclipse. If you're suggesting some outside body will come careening
into our system to cause this, then I would argue a few things:
1) that this object would be so massive that we should be more worried about the gravitational effects.
2) that its speed and trajectory would need to be JUST RIGHT to stay between the sun and Earth for 3 days. (Slow enough that we'd see something that
3) If this is something we've detected, why isn't there more concrete info about it? If this is a body that we CAN'T detect, then how did anyone
come to any conclusions about its size, trajectory, and speed?
The Milky Way's center is at least 25,000 light years away...even if we were going to pass through the "disc" of the galaxy, I fail to see how the
center of the galaxy even plays a role in something blocking the sun.
As for the center of the Milky Way conspiring with your intuition to give you this idea, I can't comment. I would however say respectfully that in
this instance, your intuition will most definitely give you a tick to put in the "wrong" column.