Earth Sway: YES! The SCP is 'Moved" Also

Subject: 
Earth Sway: YES! The SCP is 'Moved" Also
Posted By: 
Juan Loco
Date: 
Monday, July 18, 2005 02:00 pm

Hi Risco and Friends,

This morning in the southern hemisphere about 6:15AM the South Celestial Pole is noticeably \'moved\'. Scorpius, diving through the horizon, was my first clue Earth was on the move again. My land target was directly under The Pointer Sisters (my moniker for alpha-beta Centaurus) and The Crux, low on the horizon and to the left of The Pointers, revealed its long axis in the 6 o\'clock position. The SCP this morning, utilizing the naked-eye and arm extended method, apeared to be 10+ degrees to the left of my terrestrial target and circa 5 degrees higher off the horizon. In other words, looking south, Earth has \'moved\' to my right and down.

Earth wobble is here to stay

Heretics deny with words of \'Naye\'

Honest folk will save the day

Factually observing Earth Sway

Su Amigo, Juan Loco

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: Uh-Oh!.....It appears that not all wobbles are created equal!...

: After several months of predictable consistency, the ongoing Earth
: wobble suddenly took a noticeable turn for the worse this evening.

: There were no prior indications that a change was eminent. Last night\'s
: routine reading\'s were normally abnormal and the usual routine of
: normal abnormality was becoming predictably normal. (For being so
: routinely abnormal!)

: Then... With no warning whatsoever, it was \"wake up\" time!…
: Not only did the evident movement of Polaris exceed the usual amount
: of arc points that it had been covering in the last two months, but
: it did so much earlier in the night than ever before!

: At the midnight reading it was plain to see that something different was
: in the works. The North star had already moved the full amount of its
: expected distance some three hours ahead of the night before!

: Additionally, there has been a small change in the direction of the
: overall movement within the time frame used for measuring.

: Instead of (here in the Northern Hemisphere) the earth to wobbling west,
: northwest @ 300 degrees and by 3.2 arc points, it now seems that the
: tilt is taking a slightly more northerly direction to the tune of
: approx. 2 degrees!

: I will be watching this new development closely and will report any
: further changes at once.

: Juan Loco...How\'s the Southern Cross looking down in Roo land?

: -CliffMickelson