This great video was put together by Reffi, who found and analyzed a video of the highest, to date, private rocket launch from the Nevada desert. It reached a stunning 73 miles (120 Kilometers). While checking the video of the launch, frame by frame, Reffi was able to see the Moon. Using some great detective work, the author of this video was able to determine the approximate time of the launch. Checking timeanddate.com, he was able to determine the position of the Moon at that time, and what do you think he found out? Well, the results confirm what we already know to be true. The Moon at the time of the launch was approaching the East Coast of Australia, on the OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE “GLOBE”. It would literally be impossible to see the Moon from the launch position, no matter how high you were, since you would be having to look through the entire globe in order to do so.
I am certain that Globe-a-holics will tell us that, due to the earth’s gravity, the light from the Moon, is bending around the globe, making this possible. Or is it a Superior Mirage, perhaps???
Tell us what you think.
The two images below represent the starting point (Las Vegas, NV), and the end point (Middle of the Indian Ocean), illustrating the point exactly on the other side of the globe from Las Vegas. The Moon’s position at the time of the launch was over Eastern Australia. I have added these images to give you a sense of perspective.
The image below shows how much of the globe you would have to be looking through in order to be able to see the moon.
The image below shows the position of the moon at the time of the launch, in relation to the launch site, making it perfectly clear that the camera on the rocket would never be able to have captured an image of the moon, if we lived on a globe: