[geocentrism] 2 Axes of rotation - drawing

  • From: "Jack Lewis" <jack.lewis@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <geocentrism@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 14:38:08 -0000

Dear All,
This is my attempt to explain more graphically Neville's last drawing showing 
the  two axes of rotation.

1    The green circles are a fixed spot on the world shown in four different 
positions traversing the ecliptic path. The NEP is perpendicular to the grey 
ecliptic plane. This illustrates the world's 24 hour rotation. I have tried to 
take great care to get the geometry correct within the limitations of my 
drawing software. 
2    The green circles also represent the world traversing its annual orbit 
about the NCP. These are shown as red ellipses. The NEP, according to my 
drawing geometry, also traverses the NCP.      

Since there are two rotations happening simultaneously but at very different 
velocities the illustration can only show an NCP rotation (red ellipses) 
extrapolated for a whole year. I value comments by all as to whether I have 
understood the problem or not. I do have a series of 12 illustrations, similar 
to the one below, showing the position of the ecliptic plane every 30 degrees 
about the NCP.  

Jack Lewis

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