Friday, 5 February 2016

53) “At places of comparable latitude North and South, the Sun behaves very differently than it would on a spinning ball Earth but precisely how it should on a flat Earth. For example, the longest summer days North of the equator are much longer than those South of the equator, and the shortest winter days North of the equator are much shorter than the shortest South of the equator. This is inexplicable on a uniformly spinning, wobbling ball Earth but fits exactly on the flat model with the Sun traveling circles over and around the Earth from Tropic to Tropic.”

Mr Dubay is making things up again.

“ False claim. Pants-on-fire-false.

It just doesn't happen. This is one of these claims, where I'm first speechless and then very close to losing it because it's just so obviously utterly false.

Look at the sun's movement in Tokyo. Then, 6 months later, fly straight south to Adelaide and look at the sun again. You will see the exact same thing happening, only with north and south positions switched. You have the same times for dawn and dusk, the sun will be at the same angles at the same time of day.

Here's Tokyo during its summer solstice, on June 20, 2016:

Here's Adelaide during its summer solstice, on December 21, 2016

Subtract an hour from Tokyo time due to different time zones and there you have it. The tiny offset of max 2 minutes (rounded) has two reasons:

-Adelaide and Tokyo are not on the exact same longitude.

-The earth does not complete a perfect 180°00'00'' orbit after exactly 6 months. We have leap years for the very same reason.

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