The Importance of Perspective In Understanding the Flat Earth Model, part 7
From the booklet: The Sea-Earth Globe and its Monstrous Hypothetical Motions: or Modern Theoretical Astronomy
Note: Punctuation and grammar is as in the original.
And what about the altered orbit of the globe? Instead of an ellipse it is “now” a cycloidal curve (as represented by the thick line in figure 18), and a curve shewing that the globe must have reversed motion at each end of the cycle, as it travels from left to right.
Let the monthly positions of the globe be represented in Fig. 18 by the heavier dots, and it will be seen that, in relation to the sun’s corresponding positions, that orb would sometimes appear to be “stationary” in the zodiac, and at other times even “retrograde!” This of itself is sufficient utterly to discredit the new and latest theory of globular motion; for the sun’s “apparent motion” through the twelve signs of the zodiac in uniformly “direct,” as any good ephemeris of the Nautical Almanac will show.
As to the path of the moon, it is more tortuous than ever, as indicated by the dotted cycloids in the above diagram. But it would require further, and larger, diagrams to expose in detail this monstrous motion and movements; and our space is limited. Suffice it here to say that diagram 18 represents the moon getting in advanced of the globe, once every month; which would compel it to move at such an awful rate, that the magnitude and duration of lunar eclipses would be enormously altered and lessened. Yet such eclipses were correctly calculated long before the time of Herschell and Co.