Notices
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: The 2004 Earth Axis shift

  1. #1 The 2004 Earth Axis shift 
    Forum Cosmic Wizard icewendigo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    2,150
    I dont know if any of you are amateur astronomers or know any astronomers able to acurately compare the night sky to charts from 2004 or earlier...

    A lady I work with thats appears quite credible, told me that near the time of the Tsunami in 2004 there were Many reports on the internet that the Earth's axis had shifted by almost 2%. She read and looked at many articles, and within 36 hours all pages relating this information no longer existed. No mention of errata or anything like that.


    I fully realize this sounds very far fetched, proposterous and unimaginable, but if anyone finds anything related to that I would like to hear about it.

    A friend of mine is an amateur astronomer with a small telescope, I'll tell him about it and get back here to confirm that his observations do not match this uncanny claim.

    cheers


    Reply With Quote  
     

  2.  
     

  3. #2  
    Guest
    Three are plenty of pre-2004 sun charts - you can compare for any day and time of the year. A 2 degree roll - well just think about the effect on the oceans - they would have stayed where they were causing 140 mile wide flooding across any land anywhere on the equator anywhere. - Think about it...

    If I printed crap like that, I think I might want to erase it within 36 hours, sounds like another conspiracy theory - myth busted!

    Yes I am an amatuer astonomer, so is Captain caveman - there has been no shift.

    If you want you own proof - look through ALL your photos for one with a known date and time and shadows - any photo from any source - as long as the location is still there, it was taken in sunshine, and time and date are known to within 1 minute - go back on the same date, take another picture compare the shadows.

    Also if the earth started to move what would set it going, and what would stop it? - 2degs is 140 at the equator.


    Reply With Quote  
     

  4. #3  
    Forum Cosmic Wizard icewendigo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    2,150
    Thanks Megabrain

    sorry for not thinking it through

    So you are telling me that in addition to there having not been the ocean effects you described you watched starts with the same coordinates after 2004 than before right

    I would leave it up though instead of erasing it so people can benefit from the explanation or errata in case someone else made a similar mistake or heard the same rumour

    Reply With Quote  
     

  5. #4  
    Guest
    I had an equatorial mount in the garden which I used up until 2006 - it had a fixed axis to the pole star and was set (in 1993) to within 30 arc minutes of the pole. the last time I used it, (winter 05/06) Polaris appeared in the proper place. If you mean however an east -west 'tilt' I would not see that, but that's where the oceans come in, to have moved the earyth around 2 degs would have either slowed down or speeded up a rotation period, sidereal day as we like to call it, 23hrs 56 minutes and about 8 seconds. - thats how long it takeas the earth to turn once on it't axis - not 24hrs as most people think! - which of course would screw up every clock, Rest assured IF the earth tilts you will be the first to know, along with me, Liz, Sue, Barry and every other living soul! :wink:

    Another thing - all your TV dishes would have to be re-aligned whether any tilt was east-west or north south! - Perhaps I should have thought of that earlier. Then there's the Space station orbit, I have a pre-2003 record of that somewhere... Yep theres a million ways to show it aint moved a micron! -- No I'll leave thread open for a while.

    Don't be sorry, we've all made that mistake, opening the mouth before engaging the brain! 8)
    Reply With Quote  
     

  6. #5  
    Forum Cosmic Wizard icewendigo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    2,150
    I didnt know a 2 degrees was enough to loose antena signal from dish
    (I have cable)
    but come to think of it, over a long distance the gap becomes quite long
    Reply With Quote  
     

  7. #6  
    Forum Freshman
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    73
    Could this be what she was talking about?

    2 thousandths of an arc second sounds slightly more believable..... :wink:
    Reply With Quote  
     

  8. #7  
    Guest
    YES! now that rings a bell - off the top of my head that's about 6cm.
    Reply With Quote  
     

Bookmarks
Bookmarks
Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •