Archivs Mensuales: mayo 2016

Tangent to The Horizon

Although the Sun appears to «rise» from the horizon, it is actually the Earth’s motion that causes the Sun to appear. The illusion of a moving Sun results from Earth observers being in a rotating reference frame; this apparent motion is so convincing that most cultures had mythologies and religions built around the geocentric model, which prevailed until astronomer Nicolaus ...

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