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February 4th 2014 – Planetary Alignment Decreases Gravity – Float For 5 minutes! #ZeroGDay


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  • Location: Powys Mid Wales borders.
  • Location: Powys Mid Wales borders.

    I just came across this...

    It has been revealed by the British astronomer Patrick Moore that, on the morning of February 4th 2014, an extraordinary astronomical event will occur. At exactly 9:47 am, the planet Pluto will pass directly behind Jupiter, in relation to the Earth. This rare alignment will mean that the combined gravitational force of the two planets would exert a stronger tidal pull, temporarily counteracting the Earth’s own gravity and making people weigh less. Moore calls this the Jovian-Plutonian Gravitational Effect.

    Moore told scientists that they could experience the phenomenon by jumping in the air at the precise moment the alignment occurred. If they do so, he promised, they would experience a strange floating sensation.

    Astronomers have long been aware that there would be an alignment of the planets on that date, when Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto would be on the same side of the Sun, within an arc 95 degrees wide. But now the effect could be expected as the gravitational effect of the other planets on the Earth’s crust is maximum even at their closest approach.

    If you think you will be able to float around your house then you will be mistaken. BUT if you jump in the air at 9:47AM local time on February 4th 2014, it should take you about 3 seconds to land back on your feet instead of the usual 0.2 seconds.

    February 4th 2014 will be a popular day for crazy stunts going on youtube. Do you have any ideas for stunts?

    Read more: http://news-hound.net/february-4th-2014-planetary-alignment-decreases-gravity-float-for-5-minutes-zerogday/#ixzz2pS4C0sqf

     

     

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  • Location: Beijing and (sometimes) Dundee
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    Without beginning to discuss the other problems with this, it would be rather difficult for Patrick Moore to reveal anything at the moment ...

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  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire
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  • Location: Cheddington, Buckinghamshire

    If someone is going to make a hoax/spoof story, they could at least reference someone who is still with us...

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    Lol, this is an April Fool's day prank by Patrick Moore from 1976

     

    http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/af_database/permalink/planetary_alignment_decreases_gravity/

     

    Moore told listeners that they could experience the phenomenon by jumping in the air at the precise moment the alignment occurred. If they did so, he promised, they would experience a strange floating sensation.

    At 9:47, Moore declared, "Jump now!" A minute passed, and then the BBC switchboard lit up with dozens of people calling in to report that the experiment had worked!

    A Dutch woman from Utrecht said that she and her husband had floated around the room together. Another caller claimed she had been seated around a table with eleven friends and that all of them, including the table, had begun to ascend.

    But not everyone was happy. One angry caller complained he had risen from the ground so rapidly that he hit his head on the ceiling, and he wanted compensation.

    Moore's announcement was, of course, an April Fool's Day joke. It became one of the most celebrated April Fool's Day hoaxes of the late 20th century. However, it wasn't just a random joke. Moore intended it as a spoof of a pseudoscientific astronomical theory that had recently been promoted in a book by John Gribbin and Stephen Plagemann called The Jupiter Effect.

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