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LIGO events Near Celestial Events with an Earth Tide

There are coincidences among all 47 LIGO detected events and several celestial events, as of December 4, 2019.

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

12 GW events were nearly coincident with a new moon (within 2 days).

8 events nearly coincided with a full moon (within 2 days).
6 events nearly coincided with a perigee (within 2 days).
1 event nearly coincided with a perihelion (within 1 day).
1 event nearly coincided with an alignment of the Moon and Jupiter (within 2 days).
Therefore 28 out of 47 were within only 2 days of a celestial event.

10 other events were within 3 days of a celestial event.
5 other events were within 4 days of a celestial event.
1other event was within 5 days of a celestial event.
1 other event was within 6 days of a celestial event.
the remaining 2 events were within 7 days of a celestial event.

All 47 GW events were within 7 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.
LIGO events are from Wikipedia list.


The 47 LIGO events, sorted by date
LIGO
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   O3 began 190401
S190412  _ 4=? NM
S190421 _ 2=near FM
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
S190720a _  2 = near FM
S190728q _ 3 = ? NM
S190814bv _ 1 =close FM
S190828j _  2 = near  NM
S190828l _  2 = near NM
S190901ap _  1 = close  NM
S190910d _  3 =? FM
S190910h _  3 = ? FM
S190915ak _  2 = near FM
S190923y _  5 = ? NM
S190924h _  4 =? NM
S190930s _  2 = near NM
S190930t _ 2 = near NM
* S191105e _ 7 =? FM
S191109d _ 3 =? FM
difference of 0 days is a match, 1 is close, 2 is near, 3-7 is questionable (?), >7 is too far (no coincidence).

Distribution of differences in days:
match(0)=4, close(1)=12,near(2)=12, ? 3 = 10, ? (4-7) = 9, >7=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=? NM  
GW170809 _ FM-17-08-07 _ 2=near FM
GW170814 _ PG-17-08-18 _ 4=? PG
GW170817 _ PG-17-08-18 _ 1=close PG
GW170818 _ PG-17-08-18 _ 0=match PG
GW170823 _ NM-17-08-21 _ 2=near NM
S190408an _  NM-19-04-05 _ 3=?  NM
S190412 _ PG-17-04-16 _4=? NM
S190421ar _ FM-19-04-21 _2=near FM
S190425z _ MJ-19-04-23 _2=near MJ
S190426c _  MJ-19-04-23 _   3=? MJ
S190503bf _ NM-19-05-04 _ 1=close NM
S190510g _  NM-19-05-04 _ 6=? NM
S190512at _ FM-19-05-18 _ 6=? FM
S190513bm _  FM-19-05-18 _ 5=? FM
S190517h _ FM-19-05-18 _ 1= close FM
S190519bj _ FM -19-05-18 _ 1 = close FM
S190521g _ FM -19-05-18 _ 3=? FM
S190521r _ FM -19-05-18 _  3=? FM
S190602aq _ NM 19-06-03 _ 1=close
S190630ag _ NM-19-07-02 _ 2 = near
S190701br _ NM-19-07-02 _ 1 = close
S190706ai _ NM-19-07-02 _ 1 = 4=? NM
S190707q _ NM-19-07-02 _ 1 = 5=? NM
S190720a _  FM-19-07-18 _2 = near FM
S190728q _ NM-19-07-31 _ 3 = ? NM
S190814bv _ FM-19-08-15 _ 1 =close FM
S190828j _ NM-19-08-30 _ 2 = near  NM
S190828l _ NM-19-08-30 _ 2 = near NM
S190901ap _ NM-19-08-30 _ 1 = close  NM
S190910d _ FM-19-09-13 _ 3 =? FM
S190910h _ FM-19-09-13 _ 3 = ? FM
S190915ak _ FM-19-09-13 _ 2 = near FM
S190923y _ NM-19-09-28  _ 5 = ? NM
S190924h _ NM-19-09-28 _ 4 =? NM
S190930s _ NM-19-09-28 _ 2 = near NM
S190930t _ NM-19-09-28 _ 2 = near NM
S191105e _ FM-19-11-12 _ 7 =? FM
S191109d _ FM-19-11-12 _ 3 =? FM
S191129u _ NM-19-3 days before NM
S191204t_ 7 days before FM


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.

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 coincidences 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 47 GW events were within 7 days of a lunar or solar celestial event, over half within 2.

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.
If gravitational waves don't exist then LIGO is detecting earth tide waves.
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Added May 2019
Last updated (12/04/2019)

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