LIGO events Near Celestial Events with an Earth Tide
There are many coincidences among the 29 LIGO detected events and several celestial events, as of July 11, 2019.
LIGO is apparently detecting Earth tides, not the claimed gravitational waves.
7 GW events were nearly coincident with a new moon (within 2 days).
5 events nearly coincided with a full moon (within 2 days).
2 events nearly coincided with a perigee (within 1 day).
1 event nearly coincided with a perihelion (within 1 day).
2 events nearly coincided with an alignment of the Moon and Jupiter (within 2 days).
Therefore 17 out of 29 were within 2 days of a celestial event.
4 other events were within 3 days of a celestial event.
3 other events were within 4 days of a celestial event.
2 other events were within 5 days of a celestial event.
the remaining 3 events were within 6 days of a celestial event.
All 29 GW events were within 6 days of a lunar or solar celestial event. This is quite the coincidence!
The celestial events: Full Moon, New Moon, PeriGee, PeriHelion, MJ = Moon-Jupiter conjunction.
The 29 LIGO events, sorted by date
Events celestial event within X days
GW150914 _ 1=close NM
GW151012 _ 0=match NM
GW151226 _ 1=close FM
GW170104 _ 0=match PH
GW170608 _ 1=close FM
GW170729 _ 6=? NM
GW170809 _ 2=near FM
GW170814 _ 4=? PG
GW170817 _ 1=close PG
GW170818 _ 0=match PG
GW170823 _ 2=near NM
S190408 _ 3=? NM
S190412 _ 4=? NM
S190421 _ 2=near MJ
S190425 _ 2=near MJ
S190426c _ 3=? MJ
S190503bf _ 1=close NM
S190510g _ 6=? NM
S190512at _ 6=? NM
S190513bm _ 5=? FM
S190517h _ 1= close FM
S190519bj _ 1 = close FM
S190521g _ 3=? FM
S190521r _ 3=? FM
S190602aq _ 1= close NM
S190630ag _ 2 = near NM
S190701br _ 1 = close NM
S190706ai _ 4 =? NM
S190707q _ 5=? NM
difference of 0 days is a match, 1 is close, 2 is near, 3-6 is questionable (?), >6 is too far (no coincidence).
Distribution of differences in days:
match(0)=3, close(1)=9,near(2)=5, ? (3-6) =12, >6=0
Details of LIGO events and coincident celestial events
Events phases or others within a few days
GW150914 _ NM-15-09-13 _ 1=close
GW151012 _ NM-15-10-12 _ 0=match
GW151226 _ FM-15-12-25 _ 1=close
GW170104 _ PH-17-01-04 _ 0=match
GW170729 _ NM-17-07-23 _ 6=?
GW170809 _ FM-17-08-07 _ 2=near
GW170814 _ PG-17-08-18 _ 4=?
GW170817 _ PG-17-08-18 _ 1=close
GW170818 _ PG-17-08-18 _ 0=match
GW170823 _ NM-17-08-21 _ 2=near
S190408 _ NM-19-04-05 _ 3=?
S190412 _ PG-17-04-16 _4=?
S190421 _ MJ-19-04-23 _2=near
S190425 _ MJ-19-04-23 _2=near
S190426c _ MJ-19-04-23 _ 3=?
S190503bf _ NM-19-05-04 _ 1=close
S190510g _ NM-19-05-04 _ 6=?
S190512at _ FM-19-05-18 _ 6=?
S190513bm _ FM-19-05-18 _ 5=?
S190517h _ FM- 19-05-18 _ 1= close
S190519bj _ FM - 19-05-18 _ 1 = close
S190521g _ FM - 19-05-18 _ 3=?
S190521r _ FM - 19-05-18 _ 3=?
S190602aq _ NM -9-06-03 _ 1=close
S190630ag _ NM-19-07-02 _ 2 = near
S190701br _ NM-19-07-02 _ 1 = close
S190706ai _ NM-19-07-02 _ 1 = 4=?
S190707q _ NM-19-07-02 _ 1 = 5=?
On 2019-04-23 was an alignment separation of the Moon and Jupiter of only 1 degree, 38 minutes, at the same RA.
The frequent correlations between celestial positions and the LIGO gravitational wave events are a surprising coincidence.
A new moon causes a significant earth tide with the Sun also aligned. A full moon is probably less. A perigee also does an earth tide regardless of the Sun.
Earth tide is the displacement of the solid earth's surface caused by the gravity of the Moon and Sun. Its main component has meter-level amplitude at periods of about 12 hours and longer.
With the Moon at such a distance I do not know how many days cover most of its significant crust distortion. Maybe it takes only a day or two for the crust to relax. I was surprised by its meter-level amplitude for a half day.
This observation of a rough correlation could be a random coincidence of dates.
I really can't argue if someone says you can always find some possible pattern between sets of numbers. The pattern includes the most recent LIGO event on July 7.
In any case, this observation is interesting.
I checked for these coincidences simply because LIGO was designed to detect any disturbance in Earth's crust from a theoretical gravitational wave. The Moon is known to disturb Earth's crust and oceans.
All 29 GW events were within 6 days of a lunar or solar celestial event.
I honestly don't know for certain whether this is an appropriate criteria. I leave it to the reader to decide whether this coincidence is significant.
If this observation is valid: LIGO did not always account for the lingering effects of the nearby Moon or Sun and an earth tide. Instead the earth tide in the crust was claimed to be a gravitational wave.
Added May 2019
Last updated (07/11/2019)
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