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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I won’t feel so fat.
I’m no astrophysicist, but I’m guessing he forgot a decimal point in there!
Woo hoo hooooo...
Three seconds does sound like a long time to “hang” in the air.....
Will that affect “Biggest losers” contest?
Jupiter is something like 300 times the size of the earth. Pluto is about one-fifth as large as our MOON.
Someone’s calculator has too many digits, and they have too much spare time...
The Sun has 99.86% of the mass of the solar system. These planets can do what ever they want and it will have NO effect. The sun could extrude a very, very, VERY minor solar flare, which by the way, it does quite regularly, and the mass produced would dwarf these two planets.
This is baloney.
Probably create an unfair advantage for someone..... I was thinking Obama might be able to hit a 200 yard drive at that very moment.
Pluto’s gravitational effect on earth is however very small. Mass small. Distance very very large.
LOL...it’s been snoped.....lol
I seem to recall some years ago ALL the planets lined up. As I recalled nothing happened.
Good time for “candidates” Huckabee and Christie to jump on the scales and tout their fitness....
Even if he meant a 0.3 instead of a 0.2 second “hang time”, I’m not buying it. A 50% decrease in gravitational effect? Preposterous.
Pluto is a LONG way away.
I think there’s a decimal point missing on that three seconds. Not to mention a few zeros to the right of the decimal I’m guessing.
But the Chinese at 947pm will not be able to move a muscle for .3 second
It would certainly change up mixed martial arts, golf, football, soccer, well, any activity.
What would I do with three seconds of levitation? Mega-pirouettes.
These guys disproved this faster than they did the Dan Rather document about W. :)
If memory serves, Sky at Night was one of - if not THE - longest running show on broadcast tv anywhere.
The doctor is going to question me about my eating habits and my weight loss!
“10. Planetary Alignment Decreases Gravity
In 1976 the British astronomer Patrick Moore announced on BBC Radio 2 that at 9:47 AM a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event was going to occur that listeners could experience in their very own homes. The planet Pluto would pass behind Jupiter, temporarily causing a gravitational alignment that would counteract and lessen the Earths own gravity. Moore told his listeners that if they jumped in the air at the exact moment that this planetary alignment occurred, they would experience a strange floating sensation. When 9:47 AM arrived, BBC2 began to receive hundreds of phone calls from listeners claiming to have felt the sensation. One woman even reported that she and her eleven friends had risen from their chairs and floated around the room.”
my vertical leap is measured in sheets of paper. I can't wait to experience a 3 second hang time.
So Lindsey Graham will be even lighter in the loafers for a moment?
Then you have no chance. The article is 100% horsesh7t.
That’s me too....
I'm strappin' myself in so's I don't fly off the planet.......
Are you sure?? Mannnn
He’ll still be heavier than McCain.....
I am going to lose weight effortlessly?
I am so there!
This is total BS. No way can Pluto lining up with Jupiter cause any noticeable change.
Here’s another recent alignment.
This one makes the rounds every so often. I recall hearing it about 30 or 40 years ago. The idea is to see how many people “try it” at the appointed time.
Is this guy one of those who predicts Global Warming?
A good indicator that what follows will be unmitigated BS ...
The appointed “local time”. That’s the part I thought was funny...
Looks like the only way Rossane Barr and Rosie O’Doughnuts are going to loose weight.
“Does this planet make my butt look big?”
And the planet mars will appear larger than the full moon in the sky too... LOL.
Well, that explains it all.
.3 seconds, not 3 seconds.
The gravitational force exerted on you by the Earth is:
Fe = Gmemyou/r2e
The force exerted on you by Jupiter similarly is:
Fjupiter = Gmjupitermyou/dist2jupiter
The relative force of the two is: Fe/Fj = me/mj * dist2/r2e
At nearest approach, Jupiter is 600 million Km, and the center of the earth is 6300 Km away. Jupiter's mass is about 320 earth masses. Plug it in and find that:
Fe/Fj = 2.9 x 107
That is, the gravitational attraction exerted by the Earth on you is 29 million times greater than Jupiter's.
You could put a whole 'nother Jupiter right behind the real Jupiter at its closest approach to Earth, and it would keep you "floating in the air" around 1/10,000,000th of a second longer than one Jupiter does. The effect of tiny, far more distant Pluto is unlikely to have an additional effect that can even be measured within the Uncertainty Principle.
This, incidentally, tells you why astrology is crap. The gravitational attraction of a fat obstetrician exerts more of an influence on you the instant you're born than the largest planet in the solar system.
Pluto being so far away is like using a mutiplier. Ever use one of those little ratchet tools that is geared to be a multiplier? Same principle I’m pretty sure.... :)