On Feb 22, 3:31 pm, moro...@world.std.spaamtrap.com (Michael Moroney) wrote: > oriel36 <kelleher.ger...@gmail.com> writes: > >Sirius disappears behind the glare of the Sun as the Earth moves along > >it orbital circumference so you can't fully count the number of times > >it appears however any of the stars of Ursa Major do return to the > >same spot 365 times in a non leap year and 366 times in a leap year > >making 1461 times for 4 years or 4 orbital circuits of the Earth. > > That's not true. The stars of Ursa Major return to the same spot > 366 1/4 times per year, which is 1465 times in four years. Any astronomer > who knows how to find a star knows this. >
The flooding of the Nile and the seasonal re-appearance of Sirius to the same position requires an extra day after every 4 years of 365 days.These great astronomers are telling you they are using the star Sirius as a reference for the annual cycle of the Earth and making the correct judgement that a continuous sequence of 365 days will not bring Sirius back to the same position but an extra day after every 4th year will keep the days and annual cycles in sync.As all the effects of rotation such as temperature rises and falls due to rotation occur within a 24 hour period,including February 29th,a reasonable society would maintain the cause and effect as 1461 rotations in 1461 days but there is nothing reasonable about this age.
> >It > >means that the discrete value of 23 hours 56 minutes 04 seconds is > >based on the average 24 hour day within the 365/366 day format. > > 1 year/(23 hours 56 minutes 4 seconds) is very close to 366.25, or 366 > times in non leap years, 367 times in a leap year.
Any star will cross the same meridian 365 times in 365 days and 366 times in 366 days making 1461 times in 4 years for this is the observation by which the Egyptians determined the requirement of an additional day using Sirius and the seasonal event of the flooding of the Nile to pin the rotations of the Earth to its orbital cycle for even if they had no idea of daily and orbital motions,who could possibly object to 1461 rotations/4 orbital circuits corresponding to 1461 days/4 years and especially with February 29th approaching.
If you cannot get into the language of this then just say so ,the parent observation using the return of Sirius to the same position in 1461 days as opposed to 1461 days can be reduced to 365 1/4 rotations per circuit as an extraneous fact but as the original astronomers simply formatted the 1461 observation into 3 years of 365 days and 1 year of 366 days,it only takes a brief detour into the AM/PM designations that straddle the difference between the continuous stream of natural noon cycles and the continuous stream of 24 hour days.
1465 rotations in 1461 days is an intellectual abomination fit for nobody.