Last night, I did a thought

Last night, I did a thought experiment. I took US Navy data and plotted the visibility of the Moon for the entire of 2014. 0=New Moon. 1=Full Moon. Now, think about this: Why don’t they line up perfectly? Time is relative but our clocks and calendars are not. We have the technology. We have the data. We already have the predictable behavior of a Cesium atom to mark out Time. BUT.. when we look up into the sky… the moon is in a different spot each month. The Sun is in a different spot in the Sky. The stars are in different places. There’s no reason in 2014 for this to be so.

I don’t expect it to change. I’ll solve it (I’m close – it was already solved many many times through the thousands of years of human timekeeping/calendar-making – I’m just doing about it in a different way) – but convincing the world – or anybody isn’t really my need. I just want to understand it all, to at least know my temporal ‘place’ in the Universe to my own satisfaction.

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^Last night, I did a thought^

^Last night, I did a thought experiment. I took US Navy data and plotted the visibility of the Moon for the entire of 2014. 0=New Moon. 1=Full Moon. Now, think about this: Why don't they line up perfectly? Time is relative but our clocks and calendars are not. We have the technology. We have the data. We already have the predictable behavior of a Cesium atom to mark out Time. BUT.. when we look up into the sky… the moon is in a different spot each month. The Sun is in a different spot in the Sky. The stars are in different places. There's no reason in 2014 for this to be so.

I don't expect it to change. I'll solve it (I'm close – it was already solved many many times through the thousands of years of human timekeeping/calendar-making – I'm just doing about it in a different way) – but convincing the world – or anybody isn't really my need. I just want to understand it all, to at least know my temporal 'place' in the Universe to my own satisfaction.^

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