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Southern Celestial Rotation

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The Southern Celestial Rotation is a highly debated subject which refers to the anti-rotation of the stars observed in the Southern regions of the Earth. Proponents of the Monopole model argue that there is an observer-specific mechanism which naturally creates the visualization of an oppositely rotating center to the main Northern center. Proponents of the Bi-Polar Model argue that there are two areas of celestial rotation over the Earth.

Monopole Model


Under the Monopole model P-Brane explains the counter-rotation of the stars as a consequence of perspective. The author uses the Sun's crepuscular rays as an example for how motion and perspective can seem to cause anti-rotations in two different directions, much like how spinning in an office chair and looking up and down can cause the appearance of two rotations in different directions, except on the horizontal.

According to P-Brane's explanation the observer is seeing a wide range of stars squished into a small area by perspective. Rotation opposite from the Northern rotation appears as a mirrored anti-rotation due to looking at objects moving in the same direction but viewed from opposite positions.

For example: If you were looking to the North and saw a jet airplane rising from the North-East horizon and arcing to the North-West Horizon to set then the jet would make a counter clockwise motion as it rises and sets from the right to the left of you. If you then turned around towards the South and saw a jet traveling from the South-East Horizon to the South-West Horizon you would see a clockwise motion, as the East is now on your left side. It is in this way something can be moving in the same direction (East to West) but appear to be rotating in opposite directions depending on whether you look at it from the North or South.

Q. How can two people on opposite sides of the earth in Australia and South Ameirca both see the same South Pole Stars simultaneously?
A. The stars in the night sky are only visible simultaneously in these locations during a few months of the year. Outside of a small window, when it is day in one location, it is usually night in the other. People in Australia and South America see the same stars at night for the same reason they see the same sun during the day; the night sky moves over different areas of the earth at different times, presenting itself to observers. In those conditions it is questioned whether it is the case that the observers actually see the same stars simultaneously.

Glass Dome Example

Alternatively, it is found that when viewing the sky through a glass dome that it is possible for a celestial rotation to manifest opposite from the main center of rotation.

See Also

Bi-Polar Model

Under the Bi-Polar Model the rotation in the South is explained with the existence of a South Pole and a rotating southern celestial system above it.

See the Bi-Polar Model