Skip to comments.January 4, 2014 Planetary Alignment Decreases Gravity
Posted on 12/28/2013 5:00:34 PM PST by kjam22
It has been revealed by the British astronomer Patrick Moore that, on the morning of January 4th 2014, an extraordinary astronomical event will occur. At exactly 9:47 am, the planet Pluto will pass directly behind Jupiter, in relation to the Earth. This rare alignment will mean that the combined gravitational force of the two planets would exert a stronger tidal pull, temporarily counteracting the Earths own gravity and making people weigh less. Moore calls this the Jovian-Plutonian Gravitational Effect.
Astronomers have long been aware that there would be an alignment of the planets on that date, when Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto would be on the same side of the Sun, within an arc 95 degrees wide. But now the effect could be expected as the gravitational effect of the other planets on the Earths crust is maximum even at their closest approach.
If you think you will be able to float around your house then you will be mistaken. BUT if you jump in the air at 9:47AM local time on January 4th 2014, it should take you about 3 seconds to land back on your feet instead of the usual 0.2 seconds.
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In other words, the effect of Pluto on gravity at the earth's surface is 1/(2.1 x 2.9 x 107 x 107) = 1/6 * 10-15. That's less than one part in a quadrillion. I doubt even the most sensitive torsion interferometers could even measure that effect.
I like how they put this. If you jump you will have .3 seconds hangtime not .2 seconds. Why not say if you step on a scale you will weigh 150 lbs instead of 200 lbs. Cause that would be too easily disprovable.
When I was in highschool.... I could jump and just barely touch the rim on a 10 foot basketball goal. I’m 6 foot tall with a 32 inch sleeve. Now when I jump I can only touch about 3 or 4 inches of the bottom of the net. I was really hoping this day was going to turn back that aging process.... :)
Gravity is proportional to Distance squared. If those two planets are much closer to earth than sun at that particular moment, it could have more effect than just their mass ratios.
I’ve seen that on the big bang theory I think... :)
Since the world record is 0.5 seconds, I believe you are correct.
A decimal and some 0s.
Oops! That should be about 28 million.
if you jump in the air at 9:47AM local time on January 4th 2014, it should take you about 3 seconds to land back on your feet instead of the usual 0.2 seconds.Ludicrous, or maybe quaaludicrous. Jupiter Effect flashback. Thanks kjam22.
And what's all this about planet Pluto? (I thought there wasn't a planet Pluto.)
Yes, but it's still essentially immeasurable.
I’m 5’9” and at my best I needed a 1.5 foot head start!
I mis-recalled my back-of the envelope calculation, which uses MG/R^2 X d/R as the force, where d is the distance on the earth from the earth’s center. Of course, there’s a tensor involved to give you the direction of the force, but we’re just concerned with the magnitude here.
Then we just use M = rho r^3, where rho and r are the density and diameter of the moon or planet exerting the tidal force, and we see we have rho G (r/R)^3 X d. So it’s the CUBE of the angular size, not the square. So make that 10^-23 instead of 10^-15.
... but the point remains the same.
Of course the tidal effect is the differential effect of another object’s gravitational pull on the earth and objects nearby. The earth and everything on it is in free fall in the object’s force field, and it is the difference between the force on points slightly displaced from each other that constitutes the tidal force field.
Patrick Moore is dead.
It only works if you believe.............
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