reply to post by luxordelphi
Contact him and ask.
I'm serious. Ask him what he means by sunrise and sunset. You are assuming
what he meant.
I asked my wife as I was typing my previous post what her definition of Sunset and Sunrise were. She said that to her, the sun is only fully set when
the trailing edge of the sun has gone below the horizon (so it's fully covered), and that Sunrise is when the leading edge of the sun appears above
So in her opinion, for sunset the sun must be fully covered, and for sunrise, the sun only has to literally peek above the horizon.
My definition is different from her's slightly. To me, sunset is the same as her's, but sunrise to me is when the sun becomes fully visible. But that
is just how I view it.
So what we have here is a single person's blog in which he used two words that may have ambiguous meanings, depending on who you talk to. You showed
that yourself in a earlier post when you were showing the definitions of sunset and sunrise.
So I'm afraid the only thing you've proven so far is that: people have a different idea what sunset and sunrise is.
And to tell you the truth, thanks! I never thought about it really or realized that people will look at it different.
by the way, if you go back and look at the video again, for each screen shot of the web cam, you see the dot move as the sun moves, only it get's
closer to the sun, the is gone, then as the sun passes the center of the screen, it reappears, on the other side, and again, moves further away from
the sun. The dot also changes color from a white/yellow color to greenish blue then disappears, then when it reappears, it's greenish blue and goes
back to white yellow.
It also goes from solid looking to a halo look, then when it reappears, it starts as a halo then looks solid again.
That's what light reflecting off a window will do with a camera when the light source is moving from right to left, or from left to right.
Last: if it were a celestial body, in order for it to have "moved" that far, it would only work if:
1) the body is very small and very close to the Earth, and I do mean small and very close (think small meteor and LEO).
2) The body is big and far, but that would be a huge distance for it to move that fast, in fact, it would be moving faster than any object in our
solar system (several percentages close to the speed of light), and anything moving that fast will not stay in our solar system, but would be long
3) The body is big and far, but is not moving that fast........then the Earth must move even faster. But if that were true, again, we'd be moving out
of the solar system and by todays date we'd be further away from the sun than Voyager 1 is right now, just since October 31st.
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