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LIGO detections are not random

The detections tend to occur in a set separated by the next set about 7 days later. This distribution is not random.
Gravitational waves supposedly have their source anywhere in the universe from any time.

In O3 there are 2 detections on the same day fairly often, quite a few on consecutive days.

There is a simple explanation for the observed non-random distribution:

LIGO reacts to a predictable periodic terrestrial source.

LIGO incorrectly assumes only an astrophysical source could affect all detectors.

There is a known terrestrial source that affects Earth's globe.
An earth tide is the lift in Earth's crust caused by the moon or Sun closer or aligned overhead. This is like an ocean tide but the crust moves less.
As the Earth turns every day this earth tide is a slight wave around the entire globe.

When the Moon or Sun are not aligned overhead LIGO is getting no global disturbance in its detectors.

LIGO consistently reacts to the 5 strongest earth tide types: Full Moon, New Moon, PeriGee, PeriHelion, a unique Moon-Jupiter conjunction.

The first GW event GW150914 was on the day of a perigee.
The second GW event GW151012 was on the day of a new moon.

The third GW event GW151226 was one day after a full moon.

The fourth GW event GW170104 was on the day of a perihelion.

LIGO does not report detections with the Moon at other positions like 1st or 3rd quarter. These 5 types are associated with all LIGO detections.

As the Earth rotates causing this wave from an Earth tide causes the LIGO system to react. Tthe pattern matching algorithm has only 2 outcomes:

1) a gravitational wave detection.
2) an invalid signal or no match.
During the daily wave from an earth tide the software will choose (1) not (2).
This is the reason for two detections in one day. Though  the earth tide is not a 'real' gravitational wave (GW), the algorithm finds the template in the signal some number of times over a week or so.

LIGO cannot build an instrument to detect a GW directly because a GW has no description in terms of physics. It is a theoretical wave in spacetime but spacetime has no description in terms of physics to serve as a propagation medium.
excerpt from NASA ===

Gravitational waves are invisible. However, they are incredibly fast. They travel at the speed of light (186,000 miles per second). Gravitational waves squeeze and stretch anything in their path as they pass by.

LIGO built a system to detect an undefined wave (hough it will stretch and squeeze matter) affecting the globe at multiple locations. LIGO does claim detections but the waves being detected have a terrestrial source, not an astrophysical source.

Anyone can consult a reference with the dates for the moon phases.
As of December 20:

In runs O1 and O2 there were 11 detections with 9 within 2 days of the earth tide peak. The remaining 2 detections were 4 days from the earth tide peak.
In run O3 there were 40 detections with 21 of them within only 2 days of the earth tide peak.

Using GraceDB to cover all detections in O3, for all runs O1,O2,O3, there were 67 detections. with 41 within 2 days of the earth tide peak.
There were 27 earth tide events associated with those 67 detections.

These distributions are not random because they have a periodic terrestrial source.

More detections occur closer to the peak of the earth tide as seen with over half within 2 days.

By increasing its sensitivity LIGO's rate of detecting GW is increasing but actually the number of detections per earth tide is increasing.

To prove my point, on the morning of November 10 I added a comment to a November 9 post on the LIGO Software Collaboration face book page.
I predicted there would be wave detections between November 10 and 14
2 hours after my prediction LIGO reported a detection; a second detection followed 5 hours later,
My prediction was confirmed twice within 7 hours because the full moon was on November 12 (between the two dates). I knew LIGO would allow the full moon event to pass the template matching criteria.

This coincidence is important. The known earth tide waves are in the crust in the same days LIGO detects gravitational waves in the crust.
LIGO must provide evidence for their claim. There is no doubt the earth tide is an actual crust disturbance creating a wave by Earth's rotation.
Since it is impossible to build an instrument to detect a gravitational wave (which is undefined in physics) LIGO cannot prove an astrophysical source by that method.
The only other possible method is LIGO must provide evidence for the claimed binary pair actually merged as claimed.
This evidence has never been provided.

Until that evidence is provided there is no coincidence here. Instead LIGO is detecting only earth tide waves for this entire project, since 2015, and no gravitational waves.

LIGO must prove their claims.

Apparently no one else has noticed LIGO detections are not random as they should be.
So no one else noticed LIGO does not detect gravitational waves.

I posted this to the facebook group named Live Scientific Discussion of LIGO-Virgo Gravitational Wave Results. It remains pending by that group's admin for more than a day. Now I expect it to be never seen by that 'discussion'  group because some group members are active with LIGO. I expected a rejection but so far there is no response with a reason.

Much of this LIGO background is known to many in EUT but this might be new to others.

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