“The moon rotates on its axis” Oh, no it doesn’t!

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Axial rotation describes a point on the edge of a plane that moves at right angles to its centre in a way that will cause it to first approach, then recede from any given direction.

In other words, if you place a marker on a wheel standing on the ground, that marker will first travel in one direction, then continue to move away from that direction until it completes one turn.

With planets round suns, this is easy to see. Our own earth spins in an “Easterly” direction that gives the illusion of sun, moon and stars all rising in the “East” and setting in the “West”. And, we know by using star markers (the Zodiac belt) that earth progresses like a wheel rolling along to complete a cycle round the sun, that we call a year.

You have to visualise this in 4 dimensions of space/time. At any given point on earth’s equator, it first approaches the sun (sunrise), then travels away from that direction to complete an axial rotation. If this is applied to the moons orbit, it is obvious the moon has no axial rotation.

Whereas current astronomy states that it does so relative to earth, the visual model used to describe the rotation requires a stationary earth. Then, for the same side of the moon to always face us it would be turning on its axis. But as described with earths rotation, it is never stationary. In fact, the moon’s “orbit” is a spiral round earths path round the sun. The path of the moon covers the space of 27.32 earth days. This path would be akin to a ribbon round a pole. At no point does the ribbon twist over on itself. The same side of the ribbon is in contact with the pole at all times. An analogy would be earth facing the same side to the sun, while it completed an annual cycle as the sun progressed round the galactic centre.

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