I just want to thank everyone for the insightful comments. I still have much to read through and digest. Who needs an encyclopedia when you have ATS?
There may very well be nothing wrong with the moon, like many have said, and everything could just be the result of the moon's natural orderly cycles
and people's over-active imaginations.
At the same time however, there are wayyy too many people who believe there is something off about the moon lately to dismiss it that quickly. There
just needs to be some sort of system of credible evidence to use as a basis of comparison. I'm still planning on taking some photos later this week at
various different times and I will also post the results.
I know I didn't mention the earth's wobble in my original post and its been awhile since I have read up on it myself but I do remeber a few things if
my memory serves me correctly:
a) The wobble is the change in the rotation of the earth on its axis relative to the fixed stars. Think of the wobble you see in a toy top when it
starts to slow down. Its "poles" do not spin in a perfectly straight line. This has been discovered since the late 1800s.
b) The exact cause of the wobble in Earth's polar motion has stumped the hell out of scientists through out the years with only a few agreeing on the
c) The wobble effects both astronomers and celestial navigation. Navigators' star charts have to be updated to show the new reference point for the
geographic North and South poles ever so often.
That being said, no one really knows as to what really causes the earth's wobble (some speculate as to why) and maybe we are due for a big one. It
could very well be caused by an unknown cosmic force or an event like the December solstice sun aligning with the dark rift in the center of the Milky
Way which the Mayan's 13-baktun cycle on their long Count calendar predicted to happen around December 21, 2012. Maybe the"top" is in the process of a
very large, irregular wobble moving the poles drastically. That might explain all the apperant weird moon phenomena and people claiming that the
constalations are moving like that Orion case.
I guess only time will tell...
edit on 13-12-2012 by ArchaicDesigns because: (no reason given)