## Correction (The Moon)

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• I wrote: …if you were standing on the Moon, the Earth would appear almost completely stationary; it would not rise and fall over the Moon horizon, but would
Message 1 of 2 , Jan 30 8:15 PM

I wrote:

"if you were standing on the Moon, the Earth would appear almost completely stationary; it would not rise and fall over the Moon horizon, but would always face the Moon as the Moon rotated around the Earth."

I should have emphasized "almost completely stationary" instead of saying the Earth is completely stationary, if you're looking at the Earth from the surface of the Moon.  I don't know what I was thinking.  The Earth moves through the Moon's sky according to a thirty day cycle.

--- In steiner@yahoogroups.com, "Mathew Morrell" <tma4cbt@...> wrote:
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> The fact that we always see the same face of the Moon can be explained
> by close observation and common sense.
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> The Moon faces the Earth and never reveals its "dark side"
> because The Moon rotates exactly one time during each Earth orbit.
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> If this is hard for you to imagine, place yourself mentally on the
> sun-brightened surface of the Moon. Then try to imagine what you would
> see over the course of the Moon phases. At Full Moon, you would see the
> night side of the earth. At New Moon you would see the day lightened
> surface. In short, the Earth would always be in the opposite phase then
> the Moon. Furthermore, if you were standing on the Moon, the Earth
> would appear almost completely stationary; it would not rise and fall
> over the Moon horizon, but would always face the Moon as the Moon
> rotated around the Earth.
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> If you still can't make a mental picture of this phenomenon, then
> and watch a short YouTube video clip of the Moon orbit.
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> The mathematical symmetry of the Moon-Earth orbit gives credence to the
> idea that the Earth and the Moon were previously one, single, united
> body when the planets were in their formative stages, and that the two
> bodies broke apart during some cataclysmic event in the distant past.
> Rudolph Steiner was among the first to support the united Earth-Moon
> model. Now this theory is accepted by the majority of astronomers and
> is taught in, I would imagine, all beginning college astronomy courses.
> It was taught in mine.
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> From our perspective here on Earth, the Moon turns dark and eerily red
> during a total lunar eclipse. But the Moon itself is not actually
> reddening. Light from the sun is bending through the Earth's
> atmosphere as it "curls" around the Earth and throws the Moon
> into a darkened shadow. The redness, so to speak, comes from the Earth.
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> I'll let the spiritual scientists in this group interpret this
> information for what it is.
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