…we will shake it, but will not shift it…will transcend to see beyond what we know and open the avenues of uncovering the deeper secrets of nature that will easily explain: why the earth (planet) spins but not its moon.
October 11, 2017
On August 21, 2017, the world was treated to a celestial phenomenon — the total solar eclipse which was witnessed by the people in North America. Although it was a highly anticipated and publicized event, an in-depth and factual analysis as to why such phenomenon occurs is not as commonplace, and this is what author Ramesh L. Joshi aims to unveil in his new book, Beyond the Theories of Newton, Maxwell and Others.
According to the physical facts, for the solar eclipse, the sun’s diameter is 400 times that of moon, which makes it harder for the moon to block the entire sunlight surface during their alignment. The moon is, however, 400 times closer to the earth than the sun, so the two disks appear to be of the same size to us on earth, and the total solar eclipse is possible. For these reasons alone, the people in the United States were lucky to observe the solar eclipse of 2017 from coast to coast.
For the lunar eclipse, the earth is about four times larger making it easy to block the entire moon surface from receiving the sunlight during their alignment, while the sun is almost at the same distance from the earth. So, theoretically, a total lunar eclipse is easy to occur and should last longer than a solar one.
Under the adverse conditions of difference in sizes and in distances of the interfering celestial objects, however, the durations of both the eclipses are comparable; duration of lunar eclipse is not four times longer. The duration of a solar eclipse is relatively the same as that of a lunar one, and in some cases…