Axis Change Star Chart comparison

 

 

 

 

Since 2006, on June 21st, the sun has been rising and setting on the horizon at a 26 degree angle to the north of Texas. Since the sun should never be any farther north than the Tropic of Cancer on the summer solstice, which is located in central America. The variance in the sun's position would indicate that the sun is now 1200 miles farther north in the Summer.  

If this was caused by a shift in the earth's axial tilt.... then by extrapolation, it would seem that the sun may also be 1200 miles further south on December 21st. However, that is not something I can personally verify.

A second alternative which could create this 1200 mile variance would be a wobble in the earth's axis as it rotates. The wobble could be at any speed, but if it was not the same each day, then the angle of the sunrise and sunset would be in flux with the wobble.  

This is directly related to the relative position of the angle of the earth in respect to the sun as earth orbits around it. The earth is not flopping around on its axis. The angle is a fixed position as we orbit the sun (unless it slips further as the polar ice continues to melt and disrupt the weight distribution and balance.)

Sun position in the Summer:

When the earth's tilt was normal before the slippage, the sun was directly over the Tropic of Cancer (located in mid Mexico) on June 21st. With the change in axis, the earth shifted about 1200 miles to the south on June 21st placing the sun directly above the Dakotas and just below Maine which would be the new location of the Tropic of Cancer.

Sun position in the Winter:

When the earth's tilt was normal before the slippage, the sun was directly over the Tropic of Capricorn (Brazil) on Dec 21st. With the change in axis, the sun will now be directly above 1200 miles farther to the south near the tip of South America and this would be the new location of the Tropic of Capricorn.

Sun position in Spring and Autumn:

When the earth's tilt was normal before the slippage, the sun was directly over the equator on Sept 23rd and again on Mar 21st. Despite the 1200 mile shift of the earth's axis, the sun will still continue to be directly over the equator on those dates. So everything will appear completely normal on those dates.

A 1200 mile shift does not create a dramatic change in the appearance of the stars as some people might think. A 26 degree change in the angle of the sun does not translate into a 26 degree change in the stars. This is due to the distance and size perception of the stars versus the sun. If you traveled from Chicago to Brownsville TX, you would not notice any difference in the stars at all if it was the exact same time of night on the same day. (keep in mind that the earth continues to rotate and orbit the sun so this causes the stars you see to move throughout the night). 

A similar problem people mistake is to think they would be able to feel a 1200 mile shift but that is not the case. The earth rotates just under 25,000 miles each day. Or about 1038 miles each hour, but you cannot feel the rotation of the earth or the orbit of the earth around the sun. So when you think about this, 1200 miles is much less in comparison with the movements constantly occurring with our planet in motion.

As we move closer to Autumn, the angle of the sun is returning to a more normal position. As we move toward winter, the sun will again be 26 degrees but to the south this time. From the northern hemisphere, it would be difficult to notice. Someone in Brazil would be better able to see the difference in angle. The best time to see the axis change from the US is in the month of June during sunrise and sunset.... at the moment it begins to pass behind the horizon. If you try to judge this while it is in the sky, it will throw you off because the path of the sun across the sky is curved.

However, since the sun is supposed to be directly above the Tropic of Cancer in central Mexico at noon on June 21st.... and you live in the US and see the sun setting and rising to the North of your location, that is the one conclusive piece of evidence which cannot be obscured or manipulated. The sun should never rise or set to the north of the tropic of cancer.

Here are two star charts. One is for the latitude between the Dakotas 99.21 N Latitude and the other image shows the stars at the central Mexico Latitude 22.21 N. Both are the same longitude 99.24 W. Each pair of images are comparisons in the same time frame as stars will seem to move as we rotate below them. Stars also change as we rotate around the sun.... but again, not as dramatically as one would think.

The differences are of little notice to the average person. The most outer edges which correspond with a perfectly flat horizon are normally obscured behind buildings, trees, hills, etc. Smog and glare of city lights also reduce the ability to see much at the horizon and often, only the brightest stars directly overhead show up.

 

Dakotas Central Mexico
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Dakotas Mexico
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Dakotas Polaris Mexico Polaris
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Dakotas Polaris marked Mexico Polaris marked
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ND constellations Mexico constellations
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