reply to post by waynos
I honestly have no idea. The only thing which I could think of, is the fact that when you spin a globe, you have a central point of axis. This point
simply pivots in place, and does not move in physical location. Maybe this area was closer to the point of pivot, so the change was no as great, or
vice-versa with some other airport, or whatever it may be.
Also with GPS, you have a device which works by triangulation, by measuring the distance between multiple stationary satellites. So, let's say that
the world tilts, but the area where you are, does not move that much...lets say a geographic second or so. So in the movement, your actual distance
from the GPS satellites has not changed. It would stand to reason then, that if you had a plane that landed according to GPS; the plane would land
either ahead of the GPS location, or behind the GPS location. This is because that actual physical surface has moved, however the actual distance to
the geosynchronous GPS satellites has not changed.
Another thing is, that this movement was supposed to have happened quite abruptly...like the globe tilted a second or two, or so, then went right back
a few hours ago. I don't know about any of the technical ShItE about the actual mechanical operation of the planes and such, I am basically just
repeating what I have heard.
But on a side-note, I have a permanent sundial i my backyard, which is something that the previous owner had put in. This thing is a concrete circle,
that has bronze inserts which show the solstices, and equinox's; and is aligned with the north pole. It is also pretty cool, in that it marks the
days by the highest point of the sun-- which is marked by a circular configuration around the north-side of the sundial. Anyways, from 1997 (when I
bought the house), the positions of everything were damn near exactly right on. This was until right around late 2003-early 2004, which at that time,
the positions of the equinox's/solstices/days started to become slightly askewed. This became progressive worse until 2011, when things really began
to become really erratic. Suffice it to say, this thing has never moved, so whatever anyone says, we definitely have one of 2 things happening:
1. that somehow the sun is moving, wobbling.
2. That the Earth is wobbling.
I personally think that option 2 is the more logical solution.