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Lag Time

Updated on October 23, 2012

Effects of combined and unequal tides in time and space

This region is known for the highest tides in the world. It is effected by the moon and the funnel shape of the bay. The further up the funnel, the higher and later the tides.
This region is known for the highest tides in the world. It is effected by the moon and the funnel shape of the bay. The further up the funnel, the higher and later the tides. | Source
The reversing falls at Annapolis NS is a major tourist attraction in the area. It is directly related to the world class tides of the Bay of Funday.
The reversing falls at Annapolis NS is a major tourist attraction in the area. It is directly related to the world class tides of the Bay of Funday. | Source
This fantastic landscape is revealed at low tide in the Bay of Funday. It has taken the tides several thousand years to carve out this landscape. The people give some scale of the tides where the high tide is marked by the undercut of the rocks..
This fantastic landscape is revealed at low tide in the Bay of Funday. It has taken the tides several thousand years to carve out this landscape. The people give some scale of the tides where the high tide is marked by the undercut of the rocks.. | Source
This is the sudden oncoming tide typical of the Bay of Funday. During spring tides and storm surges, it is even more extreme.
This is the sudden oncoming tide typical of the Bay of Funday. During spring tides and storm surges, it is even more extreme. | Source
A stellium of planets is a condition where many planets group in one region of the sky. Astrologers hold this occurrence as a potent influence. This is a horoscope drawn up for March 15, 2010. Check out the entire page.
A stellium of planets is a condition where many planets group in one region of the sky. Astrologers hold this occurrence as a potent influence. This is a horoscope drawn up for March 15, 2010. Check out the entire page. | Source
As a result of austerity being imposed, France existed in a state of dual power for over a month in late 2010. This situation was replicated in Greece and other places.
As a result of austerity being imposed, France existed in a state of dual power for over a month in late 2010. This situation was replicated in Greece and other places. | Source

Separation of Cause and Effect

Lag time is a descriptive tag that indicates a differential between cause and effect offset through time. This reality is primarily what lies behind the confusion that exists concerning the link between a specific cause and its natural outcome elsewhere. In a many bodied and complex cosmos, it can be devilishly difficult to isolate a specific cause of a specific event. In some cases, the cause is clear-cut, such as the case of the lagging tides pulled up by the moon. The lag of the tides behind the moon is caused primarily by friction and inertia. Friction occurs along the ocean bottoms and coastlines. Inertia is a physical reality encountered when force vectors change over time. In the case of a globe in rotation, these vectors change constantly. It is hard to get something at rest into motion in a particular direction. The flip side of inertia is momentum. When things are in motion, it is hard to stop them or change the direction of motion. These facts were determined by Isaac Newton.

Tides are complex in the extreme given the earth's rotation, the moon's orbit and the irregular coastlines, but at least we understand them clearly to the point of being able to predict them with extreme accuracy over extended periods of time in the local sense. Each and every region of the Earth experiences a differing tidal surge almost twice daily. Actually, the tidal surge follows the nearly 25 hour lunar "day." Some regions like the Minas channel near the Bay of Fundy have an enormous rip tide that varies by some 50 feet between extremes. Other regions, like the Fiji Islands have virtually no tidal displacement. Some closely spaced regions around New York can experience considerable time lag up to several hours behind the overhead passage of the moon. But, at least we can fully appreciate these events and predict them. They also stand as a vivid proof of time lag between cause, in this case, the moon, and effect, high and low tides.

Other time lags are not so clear cut as the tides. They are far subtler and require a lot of digging, literal and figurative, and investigation. For example, the time lag from the sun when a visible eruption of a coronal mass ejection occurs and the moment that it impacts the Earth to when it affects power grids and human moods are three events all separated through time. Between the observation of a solar mass ejection and the impact on the geomagnetosphere, exists a time period of nearly three days. When the event impacts on the magnetic field of the Earth, the moment of impact and the time of power fluctuations and human influences is measured in hours. Initial effects are almost immediate, but the total effect takes hours to peak and wane. During that time, there can be sudden erratic fluctuations in the energy being dumped into the geomagnetosphere that are events primarily responsible for power grid collapse and human anomalies. During such events, there are also animal anomalies. The solar fluctuation itself is tied to the solar magnetic cycle. Coronal mass ejections are more common during sun spot maximum periods than during quiet times.

Time lags induced by other planets are subtler still. One very clear cycle induced by Venus is now well understood. But this cycle was not appreciated in full until the advent of chaos theory and other supportive evidence coming from ice cores and the mathematics of M. Milankovitch. The correlation between the orbital period relationship between Venus and Earth is now well understood. The one between Venus and Earth lasts for a full 100,000 years effecting long ages and the overall climatic conditions over the entire Earth. There are other time lag planetary influences as well, but these are still being sorted out in the tangle of detail. Some initial indications show impact cycles linked to Venus and Jupiter. The span of time between cause and effect has one other consideration and that is the limit imposed by the speed of light. The proven postulates of Einstein also figure in time lag associated correlations. One of the more interesting aspects of time lag is the idea of gravity waves that originate deep in space from coalescing neutron stars or black holes. It is time lag generated by the limit of the speed of light that allows for gravity waves at all.

Time lag figures importantly in cosmobiology, also known as astroboilogy or astrology. It explains why events in a person’s life often manifest well after the particular planetary influence has past. For example, a particular planetary stellium in Aquarius during February 4th, 1962 did not have the immediate effect of ending the world like many thought. Instead, the world nearly ended during the October 1962 Cuban missile crisis that almost brought the world to nuclear oblivion culminating on the 27th - 28th of that month. Indeed, it was so close, that less than a minute separated humanity from continued existence and extinction! At the crucial hour, two events nearly plummeted humanity into nuclear winter. A communication mix up ended up sending US jets deep into Soviet territory during the height of the crisis. NORAD detected a serendipitous anomaly that had the appearance of a nuclear detonation over the Pacific Ocean that later proved to be a large bolide event. The initial plans unfolded well before October, but the culmination occurred in October of that year, demonstrating the importance of the separation of cause and effect in time in a lag time event. Since the Cuban missile crisis, there have been well over 250 bolide events around the globe that could have been mistaken for nuclear attack. For the most part, they occurred over the ocean and away from sensitive areas and times. As 71 % of the globe's surface is covered with water, only 29 % of these explosions occur over the land masses and much of this in remote areas like the Antarctic, deserts and mountains. Occasionally, they occur over a populated area. They announce their arrival with a blinding flash of light followed by a loud explosive sound. The large the bolide, the larger the effect.

Lag time is in effect concerning the 2010 stellium and the winter solstice eclipsed moon. The stellium involves the outer planets and extended throughout 2010. The year also turned out to be one of the most tumultuous in recent history. The Dec. 21St, 2010 winter solstice lunar eclipse in the Mayan “Heart of Sky” serves as a naked eye astronomical marker for the end of the long count as opposed to the popular date of Dec. 21St, 2012. However, the watershed events of 2010 may well take to 2012 to mature. One of the events expected for that period is the complete and manufactured collapse of the world economy. Consider that in the US, Canada and Europe, the baby boomers are set to retire. In a week economy, the added expense cannot be supported in a state of reduced income. With little tax money coming in, the tendency to bankruptcy cannot be forestalled forever. Bankruptcy will be the convenient excuse not to pay wages to civil servants, social support programs and state or federal pensions. What began in Oct. 2008 will mature over 2012 to 2014. After this, there will likely be some form of new order. The nature of this new order is yet to be determined, but one thing is certain, and that is plenty of tumult.

Lunar Influence on the Tides

The Tidal Bore near Moncton NB

A spectacular China Tidal Bore

Riots in MAr., 2010 in Greece also occurred in many other countries including Canada.

Natural disasters also took center stage in 2010, such as the Russian firstorm

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