globe heliocentric earth

Still looking for information to support this theory :o)

Our planet system

The Sun The Earth The Moon

(Globe Earth Heliocentric Model)

Understand the phases of the moon

Some Textbook facts about the Moon I have collated:

  • The combination of the Moon’s size and its distance from the Earth causes the Moon to appear the same size in the sky as the Sun
  • It is the gravitational pull of the Moon is strong enough to pull the oceans and cause the tides every 12 hours causing the oceans to bulge towards the moon
  • The phases of the Moon are caused by the position of the Earth, Moon and Sun
  • The Moon Orbits the Earth
  • The Moon always faces the Earth with the same side, leaving one side (far-side) totally hidden from our view from Earth (tidal coupling)
  • We can observe approximatly 55% of the moons surface due to fluctuations of orbit
  • The Moon orbit takes 27 days, 7 hours, 43 minutes, 11.6 seconds (sideral month)
  • The Moon’s orbit around the Earth is a slightly squashed circle called an ellipse.
  • The visible phase of the moon has no effect on the level of the tide sea level
  • We see the Moon only because it reflects the sunlight
  • Moonlight has different properties than Sunlight
  • The mean distance between the Earth and its Moon is 384,000 Km (approximately 60 Earth widths) The orbit is elliptical
  • The best time to view the moon through a telescope is on a quarter phase when the moons surface features are enhanced
  • Our Moon appears to move about 13° against the stars each day, or about one-half degree per hour
  • The Moon appears to not rotate (think anti/clockwise rotation when viewing the moon) but it does have a slight wobble over time
  • In the Southern Hemisphere, people see the moon ‘upside down’
  • Textbooks and Youtube videos do a very poor job of explaining the Moon orbit and tidal effect theory!

Explore the moon on Google Moon

They always make it seem really complicated. They never slow down and break down the aspects of the orbit and rotation.  They either describe it in a very overly simplistic for 3 year olds, or they jump to being over complicated talking fast while using technical terms. This is very typical of any TV program explaining subjects in science – either dumbing down a complex subject to 3 yr old level to make it seem far simpler than it is – or vice versa to make something that is actually quite simple appear complicated as a sign of ‘dont question this it is far too complicated for mortal minds to comprehend so we will bamboozle you with lots of jargon, fast speech and flash up some math equations and hope you fall asleep and not question it again’

Textbook Facts about the Earth and the Sun

  • The distance between the Earth and the Sun varies in the orbit between 91,405,436 mile (January) and a maximum of 94,511,989 (July) Reference link
  • The circumference of the Earth is 24,901.55 miles (40,075.16 km) at the equator
  • The Earth bulges at the equator due to the rotation spin of the earth at 0.47 Km/s or 1040mph or one rotation every 24 hours – This is how we define a Day and Night
  • The Earth is tilted slightly from the vertical by 23.5° – the varies slightly over thousands of years (precession)
  • The Earth Orbits the Sun at a velocity of 29.8 Km/s or 66,660.7015 miles per hour


View the 3D solar system



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