Can Eratosthenes experiment give us a value of how much light bends?

classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
4 messages Options
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Can Eratosthenes experiment give us a value of how much light bends?

Primalredemption
Is it possible that the value arrived at for Eratosthenes experiment just so happens to work out to a 25,000 mile circumference on a convex globe with non bending light by intelligent design in order to veil the true nature of reality? And can we use the measurements and change of curvature of the Earth, plug in a 25,000 mile circumference for a concave Earth and calculate an actual value for how much light curves?

Anyone up for the challenge?
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: Can Eratosthenes experiment give us a value of how much light bends?

Primalredemption

Ok gonna take a little brainstorming to properly arrange the logic here :/ so the shadow from the well in Syene makes 7.2 degrees. What we have to calculate is what angle it would make if the light coming from the Sun at 2200 miles above arrived straight. Then takes the change in angle and distance of travel, compare it with the distance from the Central celestial emanation to get a figure for bending.
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: Can Eratosthenes experiment give us a value of how much light bends?

Primalredemption
This post was updated on .

The well would give a 5.6 degree shadow if the light coming from the Sun were straight and 2200 miles high above Alexandria.

Thus, 7.2 - 5.6 = 1.6 degree change in angle of sun light caused due to bendy light.
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: Can Eratosthenes experiment give us a value of how much light bends?

Primalredemption
In other words the Sun's ray changed from 12.8 degrees to 14.4 degrees over the course of a little more than 2200 miles at God-only-knows range from the Field strength of the central octahedron. That's the next challenge... Anyone know how to calculate field functions?!?