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post #10 of Old 02-04-2010
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Originally Posted by POLKA247 View Post
OK I'll bite. Looking from the north pole down. IIFC.

The earth revolves around the sun CW.
I don't think this is right. When you are watching the constellations over a period of weeks and months they come up earlier every day, and the sun moves through the constellations in order, pisces, aries, taurus, etc, every month, and I think that could only happen if the earth is moving around the sun counter-clockwise looking down at it from the north pole.

The sun doesn't revolve around the earth.

The moon is CCW around the earth.
That is true, you know because the moon comes up earlier every night, and because you can watch the sun move across its face through the month from right to left when you are facing south.

What are you pretending not to know ?

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