Isn’t Lunar Eclipses Proof of a Globe Earth?
Heliocentrists believe lunar eclipses are caused by the ball-Earth occulting the Moon. The Sun, Earth, and Moon orbs align like billiard balls, casting the Earth’s shade onto the Moon. This argument is wrong for heliocentrists because lunar eclipses have occurred and continue to occur when the Sun and Moon are still visible above the horizon! The three masses must be lined in a 180-degree syzygy for Earth’s shadow to fall on the Moon.
“According to the globular theory, a lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, earth, and moon are in a direct line; but it is on record that since about the fifteenth century over fifty eclipses have happened while both sun and moon were visible above the horizon.” Cook, “The Earth Plane”
Pliny recorded moon eclipses with the Sun and Moon visible. The Greenwich Royal Observatory noted that “during the lunar eclipses of July 17th, 1590, November 3rd, 1648, June 16th, 1666, and May 26th, 1668 the moon rose obscured whilst the sun was still above the horizon.” “On September 20th, 1717 and April 20th, 1837 the moon looked to rise obscured before the sun had set,” according to McCulluch’s Geography. “The moon rose obscured before the sun set” on April 20, 1837, Sir Henry Holland wrote in “Recollections of Old Life.” On January 17th, 1870, and July of the same year, the Daily Telegraph reported it again, and it still happens during moon eclipses. Thus, the Moon’s eclipsor cannot be Earth’s shadow.
Flat Earth Queries Gravity is a Lie
No weight. A blimp filled with helium, which is lighter than nitrogen, oxygen, and other air elements, will instantly rise. Hydrogen, lighter than helium, makes balloons rise faster. A dandelion seed, barely heavier than air, will drift away and gently fall to the ground if you blow it out. If you drop an anvil, which is much heavy than air, it will immediately fall to the earth. This is unrelated to “gravity.” Weight naturally makes light things lift and heavy things sink. “Gravity” is distinct. Gravity is a hypothesised magnetic-like force held by big bodies which Isaac Newton needed to help explain the heliocentric theory of the cosmos.
Why would gravity make planets orbit the Sun and humans cling to Earth? Gravity should either drag the Earth into the Sun or hold humans in circular orbits around it! What form of magic is “gravity” that it can glue people’s feet to the ball-Earth, while causing Earth itself to circle ellipses round the Sun? Both results have the same cause.
Hit a cannonball. The shot makes a parabolic arc and sinks to earth due to the explosion and gravity. Why, if the forces are the same—direct impetus and gravitation—does the shot not orbit the earth like a planet? Newtonians can respond that the shot’s impulse is transient and the planet’s is enduring. Yes, but why is the impulse eternal for the globe orbiting the sun? Why this permanence? Crossland, “New Principia”
“If the sun is tugging so strongly at the earth and all her sister planets, why do they not fall upon him?” “Sun, Moon, and Stars”—A. Giberne (27)
Gravity’s magnetic-like pull of massive things is not found in nature. No huge sphere or other shaped object in nature attracts or orbits smaller objects solely due to its bulk! Nothing on Earth is large enough to attract or orbit a dust bunny! Try rotating a wet tennis ball or other spherical object with tiny items on it. Everything falls or flies off, and nothing clings to or orbits it. Hearsay is not science.
“That bodies sometimes approach each other is a fact, but that their joint approach is due to a “attraction,” or drawing process, on the part of these bodies is, after all, a theory. Hypotheses may be sometimes acceptable, but when they are created to support other hypotheses, they are not only to be denied but disgraced and abandoned. The hypothesis of a universal force called Gravitation is based on, and was invented to support, another hypothesis: that the earth and sea together form a vast globe, whirling through space, and therefore need some force or forces to guide it in its mad career and control it to conform to its annual orbit around the sun! The theory first makes the earth a globe, then an oblate spheroid, flattened at the “poles,” then more oblate until it was in risk of becoming a cheese, and lastly a pear-shaped earth with the “elipsoid replaced by an apoid!” What form it takes next depends on some smart and speculating “scientist.” “Zetetic Astronomy,” Lady Blount and Albert Smith (14)
How can “Gravity” hold all the seas, buildings, and people to the underside of the ball-Earth, but allow birds, bugs, smoke, and balloons to easily escape its grip? How is it that “Gravity” keeps our bodies clung to the underside of the ball-Earth, but we can easily lift our legs and arms, move, and leap without feeling a steady downward pulling force? How does “Gravity” make planets orbit elliptically around a unique point of attraction? Ellipses have two foci, so gravity must rise and reduce to keep planets in orbit and avoid direct collisions!
The Antarctic ice-plateau surrounding us may end in an edge like Dark City, a barrier/dome like The Truman Show, or an endless plane like video games, making it unclear how big the flat Earth is.
“How far the ice spreads, how it terminates, and what lies beyond it are issues no human experience can answer. “All we know is that snow and hail, howling winds, and indescribable storms and cyclones rule; and that in every direction ‘human entry is barred by unsealed escarpments of permanent ice,’ reaching farther than eye or camera can pierce, and becoming lost in gloom and darkness.” “Zetetic Cosmology, Earth Not a Globe!”—Dr. Samuel Rowbotham. (91)