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Polaris Wobble

Note the rate at which the offset for Polaris has increased during the Polar Wobble! From Oct 27 where 9° was noted to Dec 14 where 19° is noted. This equates to a 22° drop to the South for Sunset noted in Wisconsin on Dec 14. From Washington State:

I wrote to you on Oct. 27 and told you that Polaris was at 40° in North central Washington state. We are near the the 49th parallel and Polaris should be at 49°. Well now almost forty days later [Dec 14] we are at about 30° for Polaris. At the current rate of descent or wobble as the Zetas call it we should have three days of darkness in about six weeks.

I was amazed at the amount of wobble I witnessed in an eleven hour spread yesterday evening and early this morning. Starting at 4:52 pm (Dec.20) Polaris was at Alt 38 degrees. Then at 7:53 pm Polaris had moved to Alt 34 degrees, and then this morning two hours before sun up at 6:07 am Polaris was at Alt 28 degrees.

The next Polaris measure from Vancouver, below, was done relative to change, not with an absolute Azimuth as the one above. Thus, is shows change which should not occur, but not the Azimuth to check against planetarium programs such as Skymap.

Regarding the earth wobble - first clear day in Vancouver, BC for quite awhile.

Yesterday [Dec 11], one or two hours after sunset I checked the position of the North Star with my marker, which is the tippy top of a telephone pole and a fixed ground marker. It was in the same place it was in the evening about four weeks ago.

The skies were still clear in the morning [Dec 12], so I checked its position again around 6 AM, still dark, and fully expecting it to be right where it should be. But it wasn't. I had to place another marker 8" to the south to line it up to the top of the pole, and estimate the difference I experienced to be appx. 2 or 3 degrees of angle lower in the sky.

I'm no astronomer, but I know this is something that should never happen. The North star is a fixed point in the sky, and time lapse photography will always show a tiny little circle, only a slight fraction of a degree of movement. If you live in the western US or Canada , (not sure how wide the area), this is something you don't have to take my word for - you can do this for yourself! It's easy as pie - all you need are clear skies, two fixed points, and a willingness to check at different times.

This next Polaris measure from Seattle also was done relative to change,not absolute Azimuth.

Unless I am seriously mistaken or someone is playing tricks, my measurements this evening show what I would consider to be a very radical shift in the position of the star Polaris over the last 24 hours. I have not paid much attention to Polaris until recently due to being focused on the moon and other anomalies. However, I set up several sets of position monitors three days ago. No noticeable change was recorded for the first 2 days. But tonight [Dec 23], wow! A shift of at least 2° to the East, southeast by Polaris apparently occurred sometime over the last 24 hours. I will continue to monitor and will report tomorrow nights data if clouds permit. We shall see if the wobble continues to push Polaris out of its proper spot or if it begins to return to its usual location.