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Flat Earth Discussion Boards => Flat Earth Debate => Topic started by: El Cid on December 08, 2011, 09:54:27 PM

Title: Axial Precession
Post by: El Cid on December 08, 2011, 09:54:27 PM
This first part is based in RET.


Precessional movement of the Earth. The Earth rotates (white arrows) once a day about its axis of rotation (red). This axis itself rotates slowly (white circle), completing a rotation in approximately 26,000 years.

This causes the pole stars to change slowly over time, as the "plane" of the sky changes relative to the Earth.


The famous star Polaris is a pole star that is about one degree from the North Pole.  However, at about 3000 BC, Thuban was the north pole star.

This has been observed.  The Pharoah Khufu in ancient Egypt built the largest of the Pyramids of Giza, known as the Pyramid of Giza.  He based the construction of it on Thuban, then known as "Alpha Draconis," the brightest star in the constellation Draco, the serpent.  Khufu expected that when he died, he would join not only with the Sun, but with Thuban as well, maintaining order in the celestial realm, just as he had on Earth.


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According to FET this won't happen, because there is no axis at all.  If we were to imagine a line through the North Pole, perpendicular to the flat Earth, it would never move.  The celestial sphere would never move either and the pole star would never change.  However, it does and it affected the Pharoah.
Title: Re: Axial Precession
Post by: jraffield1 on December 08, 2011, 10:38:25 PM
Bendy pyramids... that's all I'm sayin.  8)
Title: Re: Axial Precession
Post by: General Disarray on December 09, 2011, 12:19:04 AM
Not exactly true, I've never seen FET make any prediction about what the pole stars will do.
Title: Re: Axial Precession
Post by: iwanttobelieve on December 09, 2011, 09:18:14 AM
a very cool post,
my guess is that because of the force of the UA,
and that stars are very small, the largest being less than a mile across,
they are affected even more.
even though the follow the in an orbit as such as the sun and moon do,
they get affected more from small disturbances in the wake the UA causes.
from time to time shifting from there constant orbit.
in 20,000 years it will shift slowly back and it will be the northern most star again.
Title: Re: Axial Precession
Post by: OrbisNonSufficit on December 15, 2011, 06:21:25 PM
I brought this up before in  stellar parallax thread.

There was also no response in that thread...