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If the earth is moving at 67000 miles per hour then how do we see the same constellations every night?

6700 mph is nothing in cosmological speeds and distances. Constellations are freakin’ far away.

Get on a car at night and drive on a straight road, then look at the moon. The angle of the moon in respect to your point of view doesn’t change, it seems like the moon is following you wherever you go. Meanwhile, things that are really close to you, like electric poles, roadside buildings and trees, seem to fly by really fast.

The effect is known as parallax. Things that are close seem to move faster and “travel more distance” (not really) than things far away.

On the video above there are several objects in perspective. The light in the center, which represents the sun, was placed so far away you can barely see it move.

The sun is only 8 light-minutes away, that’s 146 million km on average. At human scale (km) it seems like a lot but in cosmic distances it is nothing. Orion, for example, has stars that are from 243 to 1360 light years away from us. Imagine traveling at the speed of light for 1360 years. That’s how far these stars are. And these are not even the farthest stars. Some stars are Giga-light years away from us.

Now, with the proper precision instruments you can indeed notice the parallax in distant stars, just not with the naked eye. Furthermore, our solar system has moved so much since the early days of astronomy and astrology, the constellations do not correspond to the early astrology maps. The constellations appear shifted.

As a free info-nugget, in case your life is ruled by astrology, whatever sign you think you are, you are not.


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What are your thoughts on this subject?
24 Comments
Keith Williams
Irma Rivera, so how large is Jehova? And he/she/it managed the job in 6 days, that’s unbelievable, yeah that’s the word unbelievable
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Mar 17, 2021 4:06AM
Mike Gilmore
Well 1 reason is we're all moving @ 1,134,000 knots (WE - Milky Way )
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Jan 16, 2020 4:36PM
Vicky Buono
Bad grammar. It should read, “if the earth.......per hour, how do we see...” No need for the word ‘then’.
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May 21, 2019 7:01AM
Irma Rivera
The universe is totally sincronize!!!
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May 14, 2019 12:51AM
Irma Rivera
There's no doubt that the universe was created by a supreme being that none of the celestial bodies move and none of them crash with each other!!! And what's taking man centuries to name each STAR, Jehovah knows them by it's name!!!
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May 14, 2019 12:50AM
Paulette Arnold
Interesting, but in the beginning of your comments, it said 67,000mph, then it said 6,700mph. My memory says 6700mph. Which is correct?
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Mar 27, 2019 4:26PM
scottlarock
I read a general description of the characteristics of a person born under my sign and I thought I was reading an autobiography...I am still waiting for that rule the the world part, though...
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Jan 8, 2019 10:16PM
ninakamwene
I prefer numerology to astrology.
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Jan 6, 2019 10:34PM
fabitzer
Informative👍
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Sep 11, 2018 4:30PM
Humberto Carrasco
AMAZINGLY INTERESTING.!!
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Sep 1, 2018 12:11PM
vasily tchaikovsky
Interesting information in spite of the fact that 6700 mph is not the same as 67,000 but at this story it doesn't matter .Thanks
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Aug 22, 2018 4:48PM
Popoy Amesola
It would be interesting...
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Aug 12, 2018 11:37PM
Steve Westlake
6700 mph or 67,000? Have you no proof readers or don't you care to give accurate facts?
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Aug 6, 2018 11:47PM
John Puza
Hard to believe .
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Aug 5, 2018 10:02PM
David Macmillan
if we are moving at 67000mph how does it take me 10-12 hours to get from Scotland to the States in an aeroplane?
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Jul 22, 2018 10:23PM

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