Tag: critical thinking
revisiting the distance to the moon
I questioned the distance to the moon when I found its rise/set times could be used as tangents on a circle. This then led to the discovery that the Northern and Southern hemispheres have differing rise/set times on the same days. I also saw the moon could not form an orbit around Earth. One moon…
“The moon rotates on its axis” Oh, no it doesn’t!
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…