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From the surface of the Earth, the Sun and the Moon appear the same size. According to modern cosmology this is 'just' a coincidence, but any good wizard will tell you the balance between these two primary bodies is clear proof of very ancient magic.
The size of the Moon compared to the Earth is 3 to 11 [99.9%]. What this means is that if you draw down the Moon to the Earth, then the circle through the center of the heavenly Moon will have circumference equal to the perimeter of a square enclosing the Earth. As we saw on page 78, this proportion is also present in every double rainbow you see. The ancients seem to have known about this and hidden it in definition of the mile.
The Earth-Moon proportion is also precisely invoked by out two neighbors, Venus and Mars. The closest:farthest distance ratio that each experiences of the other is, incredibly, 3:11 [99.9%]. The Earth and the Moon sit in between them, perfectly, echoing this beautiful local spacial ratio.
3:11 happens to be 27.3% and the Moon orbits the Earth every 27.3 days, the same periods as the average rotation period of a sunspot. The Sun, and Moon do seem very much the unified couple.
Originally posted by WhamBam
The Earth is not perfectly spherical consequently no single value serves as its natural "radius". Distances from points on the Earth surface to its center range from ~ 6,300 km to 6,400 km (~3,950–3,970 mi).
Picking numbers at random perhaps?
Originally posted by wildespace
The Earth is an oblate spheroid, flattened at the equator. The Moon used to be closer millions of years ago, and will be further away millions of years from now.
Looking for significance in totally unrelated things and coincidences is not science. It can indeed be compared to alchemy, which was a pseudo-science.
Originally posted by drakus
Before the debate goes on:
THERE'S NO NEED FOR IT.
Science is a very definite discipline and method of building scientific knowledge
If some procedure does not follow such method is not scientific.
Up to this point there is no adjectives nor is value per se being judged.
Alchemy is another discipline and method of building alchemichal knowledge
Whether someone prefers one to the other is completely irrelevant to the same choice made by other.
As long as the described factual difference is understood.
So, feel free to coexist in peace, dudes.
Note edit: There's also the fact that this is the Science forum, and references to Metaphysical disciplines will be better received and answered in the correspondent forum.edit on 18/8/2012 by drakus because: a wolfy looking bug strolled around the table saying soedit on 18/8/2012 by drakus because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ZeroKnowledge
Size of Sun as seen from MY Earth is not the same as size of Moon. Moon appears noticably bigger.