Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Moon's motion through the Earth's Magnetosphere

I hold two models of the moon's motion. Both models require the Earth's Magnetosphere. I am moving from model one to model two because of the phases of the moon and the solar eclipses.

1) The moon is in the tail of the magnetosphere. As the Earth moves around the sun the magnetosphere pushes back the dark matter creating a bubble and ending in a tail. The denser side of the moon which always faces the earth is moving within this tail. This is like drafting in car racing. As the dark matter returns to its normal shape as the earth passes.

But this model has some issues and solves some issues.

Issues it solves. Tides. the tides occur every 12.5 hours. This would account for a small wobble in the moon's motion that causes this tidal force. Every 12.5 hours the moon is closer to the earth causing a high tide and every 12.5 hours the moon is further away causing a low tide.

Issues it creates. This model cannot allow for solar eclipses or phases of the moon.

I now think this is more like what is happening.
2) The moon is moving around the earth in its magnetosphere. Much like what is already known. But the face of the moon is always facing the earth. This would be caused if the moon is acting like a top. The more dense face points to the earth and the moon slightly rotates around the axis. This would allow for a small magnetic field for the moon. Other moons in the solar system follow this model. The moons of mars and the inner 4 moons of Jupiter do not rotate in relation to the observer on the planet. But they do rotate like a top.

Issues this model solves: The phases and eclipses.
Issues this model creates: It leave open how the tide work. This will still need to be examined.

I think the moon uses the second model in motion. This changes my original model of how the moon moves.


As I find citations to ideas I have had I will add them to the blog. If there are disproofs of ideas I have had I will also add them to the topic.

As the solar wind flows from the sun, it carves out a bubble in the interstellar medium.
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