Axis tilt of Earth
|Changes in the Solar Angle|
First read the info below on how the angle of the sun has changed. Then if you don't agree with the assessment that the angle of the axis has increased, click on the solar angle menu button below to look at alternative conditions which might cause the sun to be seen setting so far north of the Tropic of Cancer and explore whether any of these other conditions might be responsible for this phenomenon. I've reviewed all of the alternatives, but I believe the angle of the axis tilt has increased based on my measurements and official data. I believe it was caused by the changes in weight distribution on the earth from the melting of the polar regions.
Click to see more info on changes in the Earth's axis. I have tried to include as much info as possible on this website so you can come to your own conclusions. Scientific data from official gov't websites and supporting information concerning all aspects of the changes currently affecting our planet, can be accessed from the main page menu of this website.
The normal position of the sun on the Summer solstice (June 21st, the longest day of the year) should be directly over the Tropic of cancer. This is an imaginary line which is located about 23.5 degrees north of the equator. This equates to the normal angle of tilt on the earth's axis at 23.5 degrees. There is a monument at Todos Santos in Baja Mexico marking the location. You can also find this monument on Google Earth; and by turning on a view of the "grid" you can also see the position of the tropic of cancer as it encircles the earth. This is the farthest north point of the sun. All of us who live north of Mid Mexico where the Tropic of Cancer crosses, should always see the sun to the south of us. Never to the north.
The sun should never appear any farther north than the Tropic of Cancer in Central Mexico.
Not at any time in over 50 years, have I ever had sunlight shining in the windows on the north side of the house... which faces true north. I'm located on the 33rd latitude, a little more than 675 miles north of the Tropic of Cancer in the Dallas area. So when I noticed the Sun flooding in the north windows in the mornings and afternoons in 2007, it was hard to miss the blinding sunlight where it had never been before. I was not the first one to mention this. The entire neighborhood was wondering what was going on before I did. I also have friends in Canada and Alaska who were asking the same questions. It was also getting dark a half hour later than normal for that time of year. People in Texas and Canada noticed it. My friend in Alaska said it is brighter at night now for much longer (as you know, it stays light at night in the summer there).
The only difference was that I decided to find out what was going on. I measured the angles of the sunrise and sunset using points of reference and satellite images. I took photos to show the sunrise and sunset reference points then used a satellite image to draw lines so you can see the same thing I saw. I have included those photos on this website and shown the angles and points of reference.
I used June 21st (the Summer Solstice) as the comparator each year starting in 2007. The angle of the sun when measured with the 33rd latitude on a satellite map grid was 26 degrees farther to the north from Dallas. (Keeping in mind that the sun is not supposed to be north of the 23.5 degree latitude... much less, a 26 degree angle farther north than the 33 degree latitude.) So the angle of the tilt is off by quite a bit more than the 26 degree angle I measured.
It is my belief that the tilt of the earth's axis has changed and the cause of the axis change is the melting of the polar ice caps. As the land ice melts, the weight of that melted ice is distributed in the oceans, thus reducing the weight at the poles. Antarctica being the heaviest because the glacial ice is on top of a large land mass, so at the moment, it is the heaviest point. However, the earth is slightly larger at the equator and once all of the polar ice has melted, the weight at the equator may cause the axis to continue to increase the angle of the axial tilt.
According to one scientist who appeared on "The Universe" (I think) in the spring of 2008, if memory serves; he believed the earth has tipped over on its side and back again several times over the millennia. I think he stated it had occurred about 11 times in the past. He has found evidence of tropics at the poles and glaciers at the equator. Whether or not the earth tips over would obviously be hotly debatable but the redistribution of that arctic ice weight will most definitely continue to impact the tilt of our axis and the tipping over is a distinct possibility we must consider. At the rate of the polar melting, scientists have made several statements reported by CNN, that all of the polar ice will have melted by 2020. Some felt it might be as soon as 2012.
I am providing every piece of solid evidence on this website to back up every statement. I also included data, information and images from irrefutable, reputable sources such as NASA, SOHO, ESA, NOAA, NWS, USGS and many more, on related issues so anyone can click on their links and validate the authenticity of the data.
You will find nothing on this website which is not supported by authentic data. If I do extrapolate an opinion from the data, I will clearly state that it is an opinion and it will be based on the data contained herein. I will also compare alternate possibilities of what has caused this problem and which scenario is the most likely.
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|A wobble in the Earth's axis||Milankovitch Cycles & Glaciation|
|Variations in the ecliptic plane of Earth's solar orbit||Change in earth's rotational speed|
|Variations in the shape of the Earth's solar orbit||Earth's axis change and wobble|
|A change in the size of the sun||Earth's wobble and axis shift|
|A change in the Earth's distance from the sun||polar motion|
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