Jump to content

  •  

CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.

Photo

earth is wobbling

moon planet
This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
13 replies to this topic

#1 futratmchamp

futratmchamp

    Sputnik

  • ***--
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 27
  • Joined: 15 Oct 2013

Posted 30 August 2014 - 08:28 PM

Im noticing the planets and the moon are wobbling..It looks as if they are experiencing turbulence.  . Any body else seeing this



#2 Dennis_S253

Dennis_S253

    Surveyor 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 1,769
  • Joined: 22 Nov 2011

Posted 30 August 2014 - 09:40 PM

What makes you say such a think? I haven't seen the moon wobble. Of course, I haven't seen what's been going on because of weather. Did I miss something?

#3 Sonomajfk

Sonomajfk

    Ranger 4

  • *****
  • Posts: 300
  • Joined: 30 Jun 2012

Posted 30 August 2014 - 11:41 PM

The earth has been wobbling here in N. Cal.; actually it's been bouncing around pretty hard, almost knocked me right out of bed last Sunday.....



#4 MikeBOKC

MikeBOKC

    Fly Me to the Moon

  • *****
  • Posts: 6,730
  • Joined: 10 May 2010

Posted 31 August 2014 - 08:30 AM

It's either your telescope (is it windy?) or turbulence in the atmosphere.



#5 jethro

jethro

    Vostok 1

  • -----
  • Posts: 180
  • Joined: 12 Jul 2014

Posted 31 August 2014 - 08:50 AM

Since it's a holiday weekend,  the wobbling effect may be due to what you've been drinking for this celebration.   :blink:



#6 futratmchamp

futratmchamp

    Sputnik

  • ***--
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 27
  • Joined: 15 Oct 2013

Posted 01 September 2014 - 11:52 PM

seriously,,,, i lay flat on my back, and secure my head and stare at the moon... \Soon the moon starts moving around in a random turbulent manner..... Then if i concentrate it feels like the earth is wobbling ,,,, 



#7 GlennLeDrew

GlennLeDrew

    Hubble

  • *****
  • Posts: 15,850
  • Joined: 17 Jun 2008

Posted 02 September 2014 - 01:45 AM

Do you have an issue with holding a steady gaze? Perhaps this manifests itself only when the field is mostly dark, like the night sky. What about indoors at night, with all lights off, and you look at something like a lit LED on a piece of electronic gear, or your glowing clock's display? Does the same kind of wobble ensue?



#8 ggalilei

ggalilei

    Apollo

  • *****
  • Posts: 1,362
  • Joined: 01 Sep 2011

Posted 02 September 2014 - 06:58 AM

If thin, barely visible clouds are present it could be due to their motion. I've seen that effect a number of times, it appeared at first that planets and stars were moving.



#9 csrlice12

csrlice12

    ISS

  • *****
  • Posts: 28,016
  • Joined: 22 May 2012

Posted 02 September 2014 - 01:50 PM

It makes it easier to walk a straight line after drinking heavily....



#10 PeterR280

PeterR280

    Apollo

  • *****
  • Posts: 1,302
  • Joined: 27 May 2013

Posted 03 September 2014 - 11:15 PM

It could be an inner ear problem.



#11 blb

blb

    Aurora

  • -----
  • Posts: 4,929
  • Joined: 25 Nov 2005

Posted 04 September 2014 - 12:59 PM

I remember back in the late 50's and early 60's when we started seeing man made satellites. Sometimes when waiting for it to pass overhead, you would think that a star was moving but it wasn't. I think that this is all in your mind.



#12 csrlice12

csrlice12

    ISS

  • *****
  • Posts: 28,016
  • Joined: 22 May 2012

Posted 04 September 2014 - 05:15 PM

Of course they're all moving.......mostly away from us, but some towards us......and to a select few, it's because we're the center of the universe, stuck on a stick and rotating......but then, I guess any place is as good as any......when there is no center to an endless universe.



#13 StarStuff1

StarStuff1

    Skylab

  • *****
  • Posts: 4,155
  • Joined: 01 Apr 2007

Posted 04 September 2014 - 07:08 PM

Maybe precession is speeding up? Scary.



#14 RussL

RussL

    Music Maker

  • *****
  • Posts: 11,005
  • Joined: 18 Mar 2008

Posted 05 September 2014 - 11:07 AM

I've seen things wobble before, but it's obviously my eye muscles.  Sometimes I can't stare right at something at first, but have to look away and then look back.  Then, when I've got it, my eyes may wobble a bit again.  I guess there's a name for it, other than Old Age, that is.  If the Earth were wobbling as you think, we'd be feeling it, or detecting it in some way---not just you, but everyone.




CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.


Recent Topics






Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics