One of the most asked questions about the Flat Earth is how Eclipses work on the flat earth model. This topic is even more popular now because of the soon coming total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, across North America. This article will explain different theories on how the solar and lunar eclipses work and will also address how and why they do not work on the Globe model. Even though the eclipses are proclaimed as difficult to explain on the flat earth and therefore proof that the flat earth theory is false, in actuality the Eclipses when examined closely prove the Globe model completely false and impossible and the earth to be a flat stationary plane.
The simple explanation for a solar eclipse on the flat earth, although there is evidence against this which I will show later, is that the moon and the sun are the same size and that the moon is simply passing in front of the sun, blocking the sun’s light as it passes in front of it.
The explanation for a lunar eclipse on flat earth is more difficult to prove, but the official “Scientific” NASA explanation is easy to disprove. The official globe model explanation is that the sun, earth, and moon line up perfectly and the earth then casts its shadow on the moon, creating the lunar eclipse. The main problem with this official model is that the sun AND moon have both been visible ABOVE the horizon during a lunar eclipse, making the alignment for earth’s shadow to be cast on the moon impossible!
Samuel Rowbathom in “Zetetic Astronomy: Earth Not a Globe” says this about the Eclipses:
“A SOLAR eclipse is the result simply of the moon passing between the sun and the observer on earth. But that an eclipse of the moon arises from a shadow of the earth, is a statement in every respect, because unproved, unsatisfactory. The earth has been proved to be without orbital or axial motion; and, therefore, it could never come between the sun and the moon. The earth is also proved to be a plane, always underneath the sun and moon; and, therefore, to speak of its intercepting the light of the sun, and thus casting its own shadow on the moon, is to say that which is physically impossible.
Besides the above difficulties or incompatibilities, many cases are on record of the sun and moon being eclipsed when both were above the horizon. The sun, the earth, and the moon, not in a straight line, but the earth below the sun and moon–out of the reach or direction of both–and yet a lunar eclipse has occurred! Is it possible that a “shadow” of the earth could be thrown upon the moon, when sun, earth, and moon, were not in the same line? The difficulty has been met by assuming the influence of refraction, as in the following quotations:–
“On some occasions the horizontal refraction amounts to 36 or 37 minutes, and generally to about 33 minutes, which is
equal to the diameter of the sun or moon; and, therefore, the whole disc of the sun or moon will appear above the horizon, both at rising and setting, although actually below. This is the reason that the full moon has sometimes been seen above the horizon before the sun was set. A remarkable instance of this kind was observed at Paris, on the 19th of July, 1750, when the moon appeared visibly eclipsed, while the sun was distinctly to be seen above the horizon.”
“On the 20th of April, 1837, the moon appeared to rise eclipsed before the sun had set. The same phenomenon was observed on the 20th of September, 1717.”
“In the lunar eclipses of July 17th, 1590; November 3rd, 1648; June 16th, 1666; and May 26th, 1668; the moon rose eclipsed whilst the sun was still apparently above the horizon. Those horizontal eclipses were noticed as early as the time of Pliny.”
On the 17th of January, 1870, a similar phenomenon occurred; .and again in July of the same year.
The only explanation which has been given of this phenomenon is the refraction caused by the earth’s atmosphere. This, at first sight, is a plausible and fairly satisfactory solution; but on carefully examining the subject, it is found to be utterly inadequate; and those who have recourse to it cannot be aware that the refraction of an object and that of a shadow are in opposite directions. An object by refraction is bent upwards; but the shadow of any object is bent downwards, as will be seen by the following very simple experiment. Take a plain white shallow basin, and place it ten or twelve inches from a light in such a position that the shadow of the edge of the basin touches the centre of the bottom. Hold a rod vertically over and on the edge of the shadow, to denote its true position. Now let water be gradually poured into the basin, and the shadow will be seen to recede or shorten inwards and downwards; but if a rod or a spoon is allowed to rest, with its upper end towards the light, and the lower end in the bottom of the vessel, it will be seen, as the water is poured in, to bend upwards–thus proving that if refraction operated at all, it would do so by elevating the moon above its true position, and throwing the earth’s shadow downwards, or directly away from the moon’s surface. Hence it is clear that a lunar eclipse by a shadow of the earth is an utter impossibility.
The moon’s entire surface, or that portion of it which is presented to the earth, has also been distinctly seen during the whole time of a total lunar eclipse. This also is entirely incompatible with the doctrine that an eclipse of the moon is the result of a shadow of the earth passing over its surface.”
As we can see, the lunar eclipse on a globe earth has been proven by observation and history to be an impossibility. Then what causes the lunar eclipse?
First let’s look at what happens during a lunar eclipse. The moon does not just become dark like a normal shadow devoid of light, but turns a red copper color. Shadows do not turn red or copper.
If the earth is a flat plane a
“hundred miles below the sun and moon, [then it] cannot, by any known possibility come between them. It cannot therefore intercept the light of the sun, and throw its own shadow upon the moon. If such a thing were a natural possibility, how could the moon continue to shine during the whole or any considerable part of the period of its passage through the dark shadow of the earth? Refraction, or what has been called “Earth light,” will not aid in the explanation; because the light of the moon is at such times “like the glowing heat of firer tinged with deep red.” “Reddish is not the word to express it, it was red–red hot.” “The reddish light made it, seem to be on fire.” “It looked like a fire smouldering in its ashes.” “Its tint was that of red-hot copper.” The sun light is of an entirely different colour to that of the eclipsed moon; and it is contrary to known optical principles to say that light when refracted or reflected, or both simultaneously, is thereby changed in colour. If a light of a given colour is seen through a great depth of a comparatively dense medium, as the sun is often seen in winter through the fog and vapour of the atmosphere, it appears of a different colour, and generally of such as that which the moon so often gives during a total eclipse; but a shadow cannot produce any such effect, as it is, in fact, not an entity at all, but simply the absence of light.
From the facts and phenomena already advanced, we cannot draw any other conclusion than that the moon is obscured by some kind of semi-transparent body passing before it; and through which the luminous surface is visible: the luminosity changed in colour by the density
of the intervening object. This conclusion is forced upon, us by the evidence; but it involves the admission that the moon shines with light of its own–that it is not a reflector of the sun’s light, but absolutely self-luminous. Although this admission is logically compulsory, it will be useful and strictly Zetetic to collect all the evidence possible which bears upon it.”- Samuel Rowbathom, Zetetic Astronomy (1)
So the facts of the moon and the lunar eclipse are these:
1. The sun and moon are frequently seen above the horizon at the same time during a lunar eclipse, making the official globe model that earth’s shadow is cast on the moon impossible.
2. The moon turns a red copper color during an eclipse, which is impossible since shadows do not change the color of an object.
3. The moon is self luminous, creating its own light and is not a reflector of the sun. A reflector can only reflect the same light that it is given. If the light is yellow and hot then the reflector can online reflect yellow hot light. The moon’s light has been proven to be a cool light with a cooler temperature in direct moonlight than in the shade. How can a reflector create cool light when it is reflecting heat? This proves that the moon is self luminous and therefore is shining it’s own light during an eclipse.
3. The only explanation then is that another body of the heavens is coming in front of the moon, turning it red.
Let’s look at solar eclipses now. The official NASA explanation is that the moon passes directly between the sun and the earth blocking the sun’s light, creating a total solar eclipse on the earth. There are several problems with this explanation.
The first main problem with globe model is that the next solar eclipse on August 21 is coming from the west. We have been told that the moon rotates around the earth from east to west just like the sun. But the moon during the solar eclipse is eclipsing the sun from the WEST. So how does that work on the Ball earth model? They say it’s just an optical illusion because of the angle of the sun. One scientist from NASA said its because the moon rotates from west to east! What? And another scientist said the the moon rotates around the earth twice as fast as the earth spins! Huh? When did that happen? The explanations from NASA get even more confusing and make no sense.
Another MAJOR problem with the Ball earth model is that the path of the total eclipse shadow that is coming on August 21 in Notth America (and all paths of the solar eclipses) is only 70 miles across! How can a shadow be SMALLER than the object casting the shadow? This is physically impossible! We know from experience that shadows can be the same size or larger than the object casting the shadow, but it can never be smaller. We are told that the moon is 2,159 miles in diameter. So shouldn’t the moon’s shadow on earth be at LEAST 2,159 miles wide? But instead we are given the path of the next eclipse across the United States and it is only 70 miles wide. You have to be in a very specific location to even see the total eclipse.
We also know that the farther away an object is the larger its shadow is. So how can the shadow of the moon be SMALLER than the moon when the moon is 2,159 miles wide and is 238, 900 miles away?
This is how shadows work:
Well according to NASA, the sun’s rays during a lunar eclipse (only), converge on the moon and create a laser affect.
However, at every other time the sun’s rays are always depicted as shining in straight direct rays at earth, which is necessary in order to account for the shadows we see from the sunlight.
NASA (Never A Straight Answer) changes its story whenever it helps explain phenomena they can’t explain.
Here’s a great video explaining the absurdity of a solar eclipse in the Globe earth model:
The Moon is only 70 Miles Wide
Video: Why the 2017 Solar Eclipse Proves the Flat Earth Once and For All
The flat earth explanation is similar to globe model. But on the flat earth the sun and moon are the same size and are rotating above and around the flat earth. When the moon passes in front of the sun it causes a solar eclipse.
The reason this happens is because the sun rotates on a spiral pattern going higher into the sky in the summer she lower in the winter and the sun moves faster in winter and slower in the summer.
Sun’s seasonal patterns on the flat earth:
The moon is slower and steady, but occasionally intercepts with the sun creating the solar eclipse. Many flat Earthers accept this explanation.
I will describe several problems with this explanation, but it is up to you to do your own research and decide for yourself.
Problem #1: The moon rotates around and above the flat earth from east to west, but the moon will be eclipsing the sun from the WEST on August 21, 2017. How can it be the moon if it’s coming from the wrong direction? And does the moon move faster than the sun? No. The moon moves slower than the sun so how can it be moving in front of the sun from the opposite direction?
Problem #2: If the moon is self-luminous and transparent when in new moon form, then how can the moon completely block the sun?
Proof the moon is self-luminous and transparent and not Terra Firma.
Problem #3: The moon is always seen with craters or some texture, whether or not it’s Terra Firma. But the object that eclipses the sun during a solar eclipse has no craters and is not seen before or after the eclipse.
Is there another heavenly body, like the one during a lunar eclipse, that is eclipsing the sun? Ancient cultures describe other bodies in the heavens that cause eclipses. The Hindus describe heavenly bodies they called Rahu and Ketu swallowing the sun and moon during eclipses.
So now it’s up to you. Look at the evidence. Watch the videos and decide for yourself what the evidence shows you is true.
(1) Samuel Rowbathom, “Zetetic Astronomy: Earth Not a Globe”