"...the magic of the Moon causes it to move in a mirror image of the Sun, in that the midsummer full Moon will set at the same angle and in the same place on the horizon as the midwinter sunset. Then the midwinter Moon sets where the midsummer Sun sets, and at the equinoxes, the Moon takes the same setting line as the Sun. This is very, very odd-but it is observably true." Christopher Knight and Alan Butler, Civilization One.
There is also the strange coincidence that creates perfect eclipses: the Moon is exactly 400 times smaller than the Sun, AND exactly 400 times closer to the Earth than the Sun.
There are many more strange coincidences about the Sun, Moon and Earth, but I think these two illustrate visible things we can see. Are these just coincidences? There is no astronomical reasons why they should be this way. Is it just lucky chance, or did someone set it up this way purposefully?
It's call "gravity", not "moon magic". Gravity is what causes the moon to rise and set in specific times and places.
Nor is the moon exactly 400 times closer to earth than the sun; it is 389.17262774486613217223838730611 times - no nice round number unless we round it off to make it nice. Although that figure is constantly changing as the moon is slowly moving away from the earth; in the distant future there will be no total solar eclipses. There is thus a very definite astronomical reason for the apparent size of each: the moon once looked larger and will one day look smaller than the sun. In between, of course, there WILL be a time where they are identical, or close to that as they are now. Still all due to gravity.
So no, it would not seem that there is a "sign from God" in either case. Just coincidence (and one that will exist for only a short time), but one that man has seized up as having a special "meaning" somehow.
by janesix3 years ago
It looks pretty and makes nice, perfect eclipses.But what was God's purpose in doing this?
by daeemomin8 years ago
DARWINISM’S UNSCIENTIFIC FORMULAPlentiful Muddy Water + A Long Time + Many Coincidences = CivilizationWhen the subject of evolution comes up, many people imagine that this is a scientific problem—and that...
by Rafini3 months ago
My son thinks so, and now I'm beginning to think it could be true - has this theory already been considered? I mean, it's impossible to know what the sun is really made of...all we know for sure, is that its still...
by sibtain bukhari3 years ago
. ''Do ye not see that Allah has subjected to your (use) all things in the heavens and on earth, and has made his bounties flow to you in exceeding measure, (both) seen and unseen? Yet there are among men those who...
by Susannah Birch4 years ago
I did a Google image search of my full name just to see what photos were on there so I could change anything if needed.The first two results for my name were gravestones.-->The first gravestone listed the woman with...
by dishyum5 years ago
# The Sun is 330,000 times larger than the Earth.# The moons of all other planets in the solar system are named after Greek gods, except for those of Uranus, which are named after Shakespearean characters.Got more?
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.