while back I heard about a Near Earth Object that pasted by the Earth
at was reported to be an uncomfortably close distance.
Apparently this N.E.O. was not detected by astronomers until it had
already passed by the Earth and was already leaving the Earth's local
neighborhood. Why wasn't this particular N.E.O. detected before it passed
by the Earth? The reason given was that this N.E.O. had approached the
Earth from the Sun's basic position. Then as the story went, this N.E.O.
entered into the Earth's shadow. While in the Earth's shadow it was
not detected or noticed. It was only after this N.E.O. had emerged from
the darkness of the Earth's shadow into the light from the Sun before
it was noticed by astronomers!
First off I have to say that this scenario does not do much to help
build up my own confidence as far as the world's ability to detect N.E.Os.
is concerned. It seems as if our overall ability to detect N.E.Os. is
very limited. If an object in space approaches the Earth from the Sun's
basic position it's hard to see because of the sun's brightness, at
least that's how I understood the explaination that was given. I don't
know all of the reasons why our ability to detect N.E.Os. is so limited
but it does appear to me as though it is very limited. I know that there
are serious efforts being made by some dedicated people however the
overall situation does not appear to be very good.
I was a kid I saw the Object that rolls down across between the Earth
and the Moon. My friend's Dad also saw the Object, or at least or rather
my friend's Dad also saw the Moon's changed light even if he didn't
notice the Object itself. Today, as far as I know, basically no one
else seems to have seen the Object that crossed down between the Earth
and the Moon that night long ago. A basic question that I have had for
a very long time now is why?
First of all why isn't the Object widely known for the fact of life
that it is? Why don't people know about the Object?
At one time the Object was known the all of the Earth's people no matter
were they lived. This is obvious to me because of all the references
in ancient texts to the Object and especially to the shapes and forms
within the Moon's changed and Lasting Light. Also the Object's side
profile is shown carved out of stone in ancient depictions. Obviously
at one time everyone knew about the Object. What happened between now
and those ancient times when the Object's existence was widely known?
Obviously I am not able to completly answer this question. There must
be many reasons and circumstances that all contributed to today's situation
were people just don't know about the Object.
I can't even begin to completely understand why on a world wide basis
people didn't see the Object when I saw it never mind being able to
understand why the Object has been forgotten to all of history. I
have given this question a lot of thought and overall I haven't made
much progress at all. I do have some thoughts and ideas but overall
obviously I know I still don't know the complete answer.
Obviously one factor is the fact that the Object travels at a truly
tremendous speed. The Object is only between the Earth and the Moon
for a few or a couple of short minutes. Obviously the time available
to see the Object is very short. Definitely this is a major factor in
understanding why the Object was not widely seen the night that I saw
the Object. This is also a factor that may help to understand the lack
of reported sightings going back into the past. Combine this with the
fact that people are not ready to see the Object because it's unknown
they just aren't looking up for the Object anticipating it's arrival.
Then recently I heard about the N.E.O. that I mentioned at the top of
this page. I had just never thought about the obvious fact that the
Earth itself casts it's own shadow. Suddenly I realized that at some
Object must disappear down into the Earth's shadow!
Now after looking into some of the details concerning the Earth's shadow
it appears that the Object does disappear down into the Earth's shadow
at some point after it finishes crossing down the face of the Moon's
disc. The Object's left to right crossing speed is approximately twice
the speed of the Object's sinking or top to bottom dropping rate. The
speeding Object is very obviously dropping or sinking down as it rolls
forward crossing in front of the Moon.
During the Object's second last Return down in front of the Moon, May
24th 1926, the Object returned three days before the full moon. When
I saw the Object the Moon looked like a full Moon to me but was it actually
a full Moon? I have know way of knowing. I know that my view of the
last Return had to have occurred within a small number of days of the
full Moon. The fact that the Moon was full or nearly full was one reason
why my friend Mike invited me over to look at the Moon using his new
telescope. With the Moon full or nearly full the Sun was basically right
behind us that night. Obviously that would put the Earth's shadow in
the area between the Earth and the Moon. The earth would cast a large
or wide shadow compared to the size of the Moon. I do accurately depict
the Object's basic flight path in the below image. I am certain that
there is a very high probability the the Object does indeed travel down
into the shadow that the Earth casts before it has traveled the total
distance between the Earth and the Moon.
I now believe that there is a very good chance that this situation I
am describing and trying to understand may be a major factor overall
in trying to understand why the Object was not widely observed the night
that I saw it. I now know that when I was on my way home, and I looked
up again the Object might have still been up there in the visible sky
blocking out the light from stars but unseen because the Earth's shadow.
I was on my way home within less than a minute or so after my view of
the Object ended due to the circumstances I describe elsewhere.
Contrary to what some people think or suggest about "The Planet
Of The Crossing," the Object does not emit it's own light. The
Object surface is very reflective that's for sure but the Object definitely
was not emitting it's own light the night that I saw it. I can only
hope that the Object's surface remains inactive for all time. This gets
into a very troubling area because as far as I am able to understand
it appears as if the Object is in fact some sort of mini star of some
type that may be intermittently active. I do believe that this object
is the forward rolling ancient star bursting object of old. In this
difficult potential situation I can only presume that the Object would
in fact emit it's own light. Certainly this is not the sort of situation
that some people today envision when they package and sell their ideas
concerning The Planet Of The Crossing, as they mistakenly imagine it
Anyway's the Earth does cast a shadow and it seems very likely to me
that the speeding Object does disappear down into the darkness of the
Earth's shadow. This may be a major factor in the overall situation
and this may help to explain why so few people saw the Object the night
that I saw the Object. This may also help to explain why people today
just don't know about the Object, the biggest most important thing in
all of history to know about. Definitely a very worrying and troubling
One way or another the situation will be changing and in a very drastic,
very dramatic way very soon because of the fact that the very intimidating
Object, Adoil is orbiting home and will be back down between the Earth
and the Moon again very soon.
When will The Object return and once again be seen
though the object crosses at a point well out in front of
the Moon towards the Earth, it also crosses at a point that
is well out from the Earth towards the Moon. I am mentioning
this point because I realize that this point can help a
person to better understand the image; "The basic flight