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Quote Ron Webb Replybullet Posted: 11 June 2014 at 3:49pm
Of course it was at different locations.  The moon's position changes every day, relative to the sun.  That's why the rise and set times also change every day, as the table at www.timeanddate.com shows.  It's also why the moon has phases.


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Quote schmikbob Replybullet Posted: 11 June 2014 at 5:47pm
Any number of possible explanations spring to mind. Most of them have to do with observational error.
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Quote Abu Loren Replybullet Posted: 12 June 2014 at 3:08am
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Any number of possible explanations spring to mind. Most of them have to do with observational error.


I don't buy that. There were two people who saw the same thing.

One day the moon disappeared within two hours and then it hardly moved at all.
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Quote schmikbob Replybullet Posted: 12 June 2014 at 6:51am
Try this then. In order for the laws of physics to not apply to you and a fried sitting on the beach, I'd say you would have to provide some extraordinary evidence. For example, if you and a friend were engineers that went to the beach with observational equipment, made some time stamped observations, sent them to some qualified experts, like astronomers, that verified them with calibrated equipment, then you would have something worth checking out further.
However, what you have now is two guys with unknown credentials that, at some point in time and space say "hey, this is what I notice" and another guy saying "wow, weird". Then one of them posts their "weird" experience in a blog and asks for comment.
Not exactly hard data.
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Quote Abu Loren Replybullet Posted: 12 June 2014 at 11:55am
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Try this then. In order for the laws of physics to not apply to you and a fried sitting on the beach, I'd say you would have to provide some extraordinary evidence. For example, if you and a friend were engineers that went to the beach with observational equipment, made some time stamped observations, sent them to some qualified experts, like astronomers, that verified them with calibrated equipment, then you would have something worth checking out further.
However, what you have now is two guys with unknown credentials that, at some point in time and space say "hey, this is what I notice" and another guy saying "wow, weird". Then one of them posts their "weird" experience in a blog and asks for comment.
Not exactly hard data.


LOL

I don't care what you scientific types say, it was certainly a weird experience.

Even you can't explain it.
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Quote Ron Webb Replybullet Posted: 12 June 2014 at 5:05pm
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I don't care what you scientific types say, it was certainly a weird experience.

Even you can't explain it.

I'm not even sure what you think needs explaining.  I've already told you that this is a common optical illusion -- two of them combined, actually.  Beyond that, you offer us a vague report of the moon moving much faster on one day than another, but you can't even tell me which days, let alone quantify how much faster.  What do you expect in response?

Are you seriously suggesting that the moon's motion was erratic in some way?  And that all the astronomers whose job it is to study the moon and track its orbit, somehow missed it?  And, having gone wildly awry, it somehow managed to return to its proper position and exactly resume its usual schedule?
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Quote schmikbob Replybullet Posted: 12 June 2014 at 5:38pm
It's another miracle, witnessed by two people on the beach and nobody else on the planet.
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Quote Ron Webb Replybullet Posted: 12 June 2014 at 6:06pm
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It's another miracle, witnessed by two people on the beach and nobody else on the planet.

That's twice as many as witnessed the revelation of the Quran.


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