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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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My one and only chance to dunk the basketball I'm thinking.....
1 posted on 12/28/2013 5:00:34 PM PST by kjam22
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To: kjam22

I won’t feel so fat.


2 posted on 12/28/2013 5:02:31 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: kjam22

I’m no astrophysicist, but I’m guessing he forgot a decimal point in there!


3 posted on 12/28/2013 5:03:26 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: kjam22

Woo hoo hooooo...


4 posted on 12/28/2013 5:04:09 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: 21twelve

Three seconds does sound like a long time to “hang” in the air.....


5 posted on 12/28/2013 5:04:19 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: kjam22

Will that affect “Biggest losers” contest?


6 posted on 12/28/2013 5:05:54 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

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...


7 posted on 12/28/2013 5:06:19 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: kjam22

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.


8 posted on 12/28/2013 5:07:05 PM PST by ReaganÜberAlles
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To: entropy12

Probably create an unfair advantage for someone..... I was thinking Obama might be able to hit a 200 yard drive at that very moment.


9 posted on 12/28/2013 5:07:22 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: kjam22

0.3 seconds!?


10 posted on 12/28/2013 5:07:32 PM PST by mikeIII
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To: kjam22

Pluto’s gravitational effect on earth is however very small. Mass small. Distance very very large.


11 posted on 12/28/2013 5:07:58 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: kjam22

LOL...it’s been snoped.....lol


12 posted on 12/28/2013 5:08:00 PM PST by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: kjam22

I seem to recall some years ago ALL the planets lined up. As I recalled nothing happened.


13 posted on 12/28/2013 5:08:24 PM PST by DManA
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To: kjam22

             

14 posted on 12/28/2013 5:09:10 PM PST by tomkat
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To: kjam22

Good time for “candidates” Huckabee and Christie to jump on the scales and tout their fitness....


15 posted on 12/28/2013 5:09:24 PM PST by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: 21twelve

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.


16 posted on 12/28/2013 5:09:50 PM PST by armydoc
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To: kjam22

Pluto is a LONG way away.


17 posted on 12/28/2013 5:10:26 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: ErnBatavia

LOL


18 posted on 12/28/2013 5:10:42 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: kjam22

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.


19 posted on 12/28/2013 5:10:45 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: kjam22

But the Chinese at 947pm will not be able to move a muscle for .3 second


20 posted on 12/28/2013 5:11:09 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: kjam22

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.


21 posted on 12/28/2013 5:11:13 PM PST by txhurl
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To: winoneforthegipper

These guys disproved this faster than they did the Dan Rather document about W. :)


22 posted on 12/28/2013 5:12:09 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: ps
Having graphicedsic thusly, I gotta say Sir Patrick was a hoot to watch, and will be missed.

If memory serves, Sky at Night was one of - if not THE - longest running show on broadcast tv anywhere.

23 posted on 12/28/2013 5:12:40 PM PST by tomkat
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To: bunkerhill7

LOL


24 posted on 12/28/2013 5:12:54 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: kjam22

The doctor is going to question me about my eating habits and my weight loss!


25 posted on 12/28/2013 5:12:54 PM PST by dalereed
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To: kjam22

http://listverse.com/2007/10/24/top-15-april-fools-day-hoaxes/

“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 Earth’s 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.”


26 posted on 12/28/2013 5:13:28 PM PST by FLAMING DEATH (I'm not racist - I hate Biden too!)
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To: kjam22
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

my vertical leap is measured in sheets of paper. I can't wait to experience a 3 second hang time.

27 posted on 12/28/2013 5:13:51 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: kjam22

So Lindsey Graham will be even lighter in the loafers for a moment?


28 posted on 12/28/2013 5:14:17 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: kjam22

Then you have no chance. The article is 100% horsesh7t.


29 posted on 12/28/2013 5:15:00 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: FatherofFive

That’s me too....


30 posted on 12/28/2013 5:15:32 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: kjam22
temporarily counteracting the Earth’s own gravity and making people weigh less

I'm strappin' myself in so's I don't fly off the planet.......

31 posted on 12/28/2013 5:15:33 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
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To: jwalsh07

Are you sure?? Mannnn


32 posted on 12/28/2013 5:15:58 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: Farmer Dean

He’ll still be heavier than McCain.....


33 posted on 12/28/2013 5:16:54 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: kjam22

I am going to lose weight effortlessly?

I am so there!


34 posted on 12/28/2013 5:17:17 PM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: kjam22
Hokus Pokus Junk Science. We have no idea what causes Gravity and we sure as
hell cannot measure it on Jupiter.
35 posted on 12/28/2013 5:18:17 PM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: DManA

This is total BS. No way can Pluto lining up with Jupiter cause any noticeable change.

Here’s another recent alignment.

May 5, 2000
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/alignment.html


36 posted on 12/28/2013 5:20:30 PM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: winoneforthegipper

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.


37 posted on 12/28/2013 5:21:35 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: Chickensoup

LOL


38 posted on 12/28/2013 5:21:46 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: kjam22

Is this guy one of those who predicts Global Warming?


39 posted on 12/28/2013 5:22:49 PM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: kjam22
It has been revealed . . .

A good indicator that what follows will be unmitigated BS ...

40 posted on 12/28/2013 5:22:53 PM PST by mikrofon (Happy New Year 2014)
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To: Cboldt

The appointed “local time”. That’s the part I thought was funny...


41 posted on 12/28/2013 5:23:03 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: Venturer

Probably.


42 posted on 12/28/2013 5:24:40 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: kjam22

Looks like the only way Rossane Barr and Rosie O’Doughnuts are going to loose weight.


43 posted on 12/28/2013 5:24:49 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: entropy12

“Does this planet make my butt look big?”


44 posted on 12/28/2013 5:26:49 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: kjam22

And the planet mars will appear larger than the full moon in the sky too... LOL.


45 posted on 12/28/2013 5:27:56 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: kjam22

Well, that explains it all.


46 posted on 12/28/2013 5:29:47 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: ErnBatavia
Oddly there are neocon GOPe voters that are very attracted to Christie... I guess it's all that mass.
47 posted on 12/28/2013 5:31:04 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: kjam22

.3 seconds, not 3 seconds.


48 posted on 12/28/2013 5:32:14 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: kjam22
Complete baloney.

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.

49 posted on 12/28/2013 5:33:50 PM PST by FredZarguna (Nobody so soundly whipped is entitled to a rematch.)
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To: FredZarguna

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.... :)


50 posted on 12/28/2013 5:35:54 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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