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January 4, 2014 Planetary Alignment Decreases Gravity
www.newshound.net ^ | Dec 16, 2013 | news hound

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 Earth’s 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 Earth’s 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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KEYWORDS: gravity; jupitereffect; planets; science
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To: kjam22
Pluto is about 12 times as far as Jupiter at closest approach, so since the distance is squared the force goes down by 144. Pluto is also 0.0022 the mass of the Earth, which is about 0.0000068 of the mass of Jupiter. This means that if the Earth exerts 29 million times as much force on you as Jupiter, then the Earth exerts a force which is 144/0.0000068 = 2.1 x 107 greater yet than Pluto does.

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.

61 posted on 12/28/2013 5:52:14 PM PST by FredZarguna (Nobody so soundly whipped is entitled to a rematch.)
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To: ErnBatavia

LMAO!


62 posted on 12/28/2013 5:53:35 PM PST by entropy12 (Great republics wither when more people figure out they can get free stuff by electing socialists.)
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To: kjam22

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.


63 posted on 12/28/2013 5:53:47 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: kjam22
Here's a computer graphic of the upcoming alignment.
64 posted on 12/28/2013 5:53:53 PM PST by Redcitizen (Never bring a tank to a Chuck Norris fight.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

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.... :)


65 posted on 12/28/2013 5:53:55 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: ReaganÜberAlles

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.


66 posted on 12/28/2013 5:55:53 PM PST by entropy12 (Great republics wither when more people figure out they can get free stuff by electing socialists.)
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To: Redcitizen

I’ve seen that on the big bang theory I think... :)


67 posted on 12/28/2013 5:56:07 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: kjam22
Three seconds does sound like a long time to “hang” in the air.....

Since the world record is 0.5 seconds, I believe you are correct.

68 posted on 12/28/2013 5:56:45 PM PST by Mrs.Z
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To: saganite

A decimal and some 0s.


69 posted on 12/28/2013 5:58:04 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Right Wing Assault
The earth pulls on you about 2.8 million times more than Jupiter does when it is closest to Earth.

Oops! That should be about 28 million.

70 posted on 12/28/2013 5:59:22 PM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...
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.

71 posted on 12/28/2013 6:02:00 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: kjam22
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72 posted on 12/28/2013 6:02:05 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: kjam22
What happens if everyone on earth jumps into the air at 9:47 a.m. local time on January 4, 2014? Zombie apocalypse?

And what's all this about planet Pluto? (I thought there wasn't a planet Pluto.)

73 posted on 12/28/2013 6:02:43 PM PST by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: entropy12
it could have more effect than just their mass ratios

Yes, but it's still essentially immeasurable.

74 posted on 12/28/2013 6:03:28 PM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: Pajamajan
2 things. If everyone on earth jumps in the air at the same time.... the earth turns a semi-turn faster at that moment. And two... the obammycare website works faster if everyone on earth is doing something else than hitting it.
75 posted on 12/28/2013 6:05:31 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: kjam22

I’m 5’9” and at my best I needed a 1.5 foot head start!


76 posted on 12/28/2013 6:06:10 PM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: dr_lew

Doh!

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.


77 posted on 12/28/2013 6:10:47 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: FredZarguna

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.


78 posted on 12/28/2013 6:15:27 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: kjam22

Patrick Moore is dead.


79 posted on 12/28/2013 6:17:03 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: SunkenCiv

It only works if you believe.............


80 posted on 12/28/2013 6:18:51 PM PST by Eaker (Sweat dries, blood clots and bones heal so suck it up buttercup.)
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