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LIGO events Near Celestial Events with an Earth Tide

There are coincidences among the 27 LIGO detected events and several celestial events, as of July 2, 2019.

 LIGO is apparently detecting Earth tides, not the claimed gravitational waves.

6 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 16 out of 27 were within 2 days of a celestial event.

2 other events were within 5 days of a perigee.

All 27 GW events were within 6 days of a lunar or solar celestial event. This is quite the coincidence!

Wikipedia has a list of each GW event date and time

The event names have the format: GWyymmdd
where GW150914 event is on 2015-09-14.

Here is the summary. The details will follow.
Here are those dates and the coincident celestial event: full or new moon: FM or NM or PG (Perigee), PH (Perihelion), MJ (Moon - Jupiter alignment)

Summary of LIGO events and coincident celestial events

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      5=? PG
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

difference of 0 days is a match, 1-2 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)=4, ? (3-6) =11, >6=0

Details of LIGO events and coincident celestial events

Events         phases or others within a few days

GW150914  NM-15-09-131=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     PG-17-04-16 5=?
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 -19-06-03  1=close
S190630ag NM-19-07-02  2 = near
S190701br  NM-19-07-02  1 = close

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 gravitational wave events are a surprise.

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.

From Wikipedia:
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 1.

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 27 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 relevant.

If this observation is valid: LIGO did not always account for the lingering effects of the nearby moon and its earth tide. Instead the earth tide was claimed to be a gravitational wave.

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