The moon has the DOMINANT INFLUENCE on SPIRALING MOVEMENTS within the Tropics of Cancer and that south of the Equator (Capricorn, but NOT at zero Latitude); this creates ROTATIONS near Baja Peninsula south end, Mexico. North of this NORTHERN LIMIT of the Earth’s 23.4375 degree tropic, there is next the Moon’s augmentation of 5.145d= 28.5825N latitude. Further north, the MAJOR PLANETS contribute to N-S gravitational LATERAL MOVEMENT, e.g. 3.39 degrees deviation for Venus + 2.49, Saturn, 1.85, Mars + 1.77, Neptune, + .77, Uranus, yields 10.27d, + 2.048 for Jupiter's moons and the asteroids= 12.318d, or 40.9N Latitude for the Mendocino Equatorial bulge. This is larger than 40.3 measured, and a 1.5% error for the asteroids.
California Mendocino Cape at 40+N latitude is the INITIATION of a traverse around the 16,000 km ELLIPSE of Qsna- the SMOOTHED PATH of ROTATION of nine 1777.77 km segments (9 x 1777.77= 16,000) stretching from an anomalous JUT into the North Pacific Ocean, just south of a VERTICAL ROTATION (subduction) under the NW, until Mt. Olympus, WA. The ellipse is rotating CCW (rising), south to the first 1777k TERMINATION, until the Baja Peninsula:
A comparison is shown for the BASE of the
The 1777.77km distance SEGMENT is
Above photo is at right angles to north, so that a MAXIMUM LENGTH can be presented. The influence of Pluto is NOT CONFIRMED! The MORE CORRECT measurement and calculated length is 2060 km (18.54d= large planets + Mercury + Jupiter moons):
MOVEMENTS south of the Tropic of Cancer (23 26’15.142”N) should exhibit ONLY Moon + Sun’s ecliptic plane= 28.4375 degrees. North of this Latitude there may be other SOLAR SYSTEM masses exhibiting their gravitational shift. Pluto’s 17.151d (1905.667km) is shown, but this is complicated by the PRECESSIONAL MOVEMENT to the north with time. The TIME is calculated at 28 m.y. for 26+ minutes of ARC- averaging 1 minute/m.y. with an estimated error of 3%. Other errors arise from the REGULAR CYCLING of the EQUINOX, since it is known that PRECESSION has a Milankovitch period of 25,000 years approximately. This is subject to 3D trigonometry, and is shown in the following Google Earth photo:
Above analysis is NOT ACCURATE, but shows the GENERAL DIRECTION of movement and CW Spiraling. This is COUNTER-INTUITIVE, since the slope of Central America is to the east! South America LAGS North America, in a westerly movement, because of less EARTH TIDES along the Equator. This is a Minor COMPONENT of the LAG, and the Major movement is 30.72 mm/yr. for the SW continent (compared to NA, with 20.48 earth tides). The IMPORTANT FEATURE is the PROXIMITY of the spiral to 24N, which is a CRITICAL Latitude: 1/15th of 360 degrees, and the Longitude is near 114 40’N, or 55E of the NATURAL PRIME MERIDIAN at Diomede, AK.
These ECLIPTIC DEVIATIONS are all inter-connected, and a better COMBINATION for the 7.2d-800km transform spacing is Jupiter’s 1.31 + Saturn’s 2.49 + Venus’s 3.39d = 7.19, with small errors of 1/10th degree. This is more accurate than Mercury’s 7.01d ecliptic angle.
It seems COUNTER-INTUITIVE that these Planets with different ORBITS and MASSES would influence the EARTH CRUSTAL SHEAR-UPLIFT, but part of the mathematical connection is the relation of UPLIFT (tan angle x distance) to the angle in radians. Small angles exhibit: Tan = sine angle= angle, so that the uplift at borders is proportional to the ECLIPTIC ANGULAR DEVIATION. The distances are GRAVITATIONALLY-ADJUSTED, so that:
UPLIFT= ecliptic angle x linear mountain chain length= LATITUDE change x a constant= interval time x 50’/m.y. x 111.111km/degree- EROSION. An example is that of the COASTAL RANGE, where it rotates near 1 degree CCW, and has a length of 300 km, or 2.7 degrees of latitude change in a (180-152= 28degrees) SSW direction for an AGE of approximately 28 m.y.-Miocene. Note that the measured angle of Tropic/AGE of accompanying ARC= 23.26d/28.66= .8116 degrees per m.y. and the re-calculated age is 34.5 m.y.- closer to Oligocene:
The Atlas Mountains provide a VISIBLE CASE HISTORY, where the ROTATION of the N-S linear from the combination of at least 2 separate ECLIPTIC DEVIATIONS may be viewed. The LINEAR DIVIDER between the Western Atlas yields the orientation, and the extent provides the ORIGINAL N-S Latitude. This has been rotated from the original, and the ANGULAR ORIENTATION is now 37.77d, which is an ADDITION of 2 x 17.151, Pluto + 3.39d, Venus= 37.69 (error= 2.1%).
How is this ROTATION EFFECTED? It occurs from the OBLIQUITY of the equinoxial path. Referenced to the stars, the equinoxial reference shifts about 1 minute of ARC each million years. This is shown on Google Earth as a SHIFT (N-S) of the E-W baseline of the CYCLE. The calculated MORE PRECISE shift is about .9 minutes, or 54 seconds, each million years: Obliquity is reported on Wikipedia as NUTATION= 6.792” arc, for year 2000.
Cimarron Mountains., NM is a case where I have hiked and viewed the OUTCROPS at a N-S linear among the Baldy (Gold mines), Green Peak (oldest living trees- the Bristlecone Pine), and Touch-me-not- the dacite melt of Tertiary age (post Cretaceous). South of the Cimarron Creek, there is a granite RISE, where I have hunted grouse and elk; north, there is a N-S line of dikes and melt, where I experienced a BLOW-DOWN of 40 acres of timber. The area is accessed by old logging trails, and the grouse prefer the grassy trails! The melt is overlain by late Cretaceous, and the granite covered by Triassic Dockum- hence the granite RISE is older than the Oligocene? Melt (which produced a brick red sandstone to the east, the Poison canyon formation). Both of these linear outcrops are 11.11 km in length (1/10th degree latitude, or 6 minutes of ARC. This is the Obliquity-Nutation of the equinox, where the literature reports -6 units of change each year. This is timed by the 11.11km/17.48 km/m.y. = 635.58k.y. for a N-S traverse. Notice that this is 10 cycles of 40.96 k.y. AXIAL rotation + 10 cycles of 22.6 k.y. PRECESSIONAL cycles! Accordingly, not only is this effecting the NUTATION LONG TERM CYCLE, but also the Milankovitch POLAR WOBBLE-TILT relation! CALCULATED nutation is 6 minutes/.63558 m.y.= 9.44 minutes ARC per m.y.
Nutation= rate of WOBBLE= a constant K(360 degrees SPIN per day/cosine 23.5 equinoxial tilt), where the yearly length, tilt, SPIN, and 41 k.y. WOBBLE are inter-related.
The 90E Longitude in the Indian Ocean is well-known to sailors; it it a N-A LINEAR, which is expected to reflect the various ECLIPTIC INCLINATIONS! It is shown below, to demonstrate the CYCLES of some of the PLANETARY latitude shifts shown on EARTH. The QUESTION REMAINS: The NATURAL PRIME MERIDIAN has been used in the Western Hemisphere, Qsna, whereas now the Greenwich Meridian is REFERENCED. HOW COME? The answer involves the CHANGE of TIDAL RATES and direction of ORIENTATION for the other QUADRANTS:
NEXT we have to understand how small bodied ASTEROIDS fit in with this ECLIPTIC INCLINATION-Latitude MOVEMENT N-S!
Ceres is the largest of the MEASURED ASTEROIDS, and has a MASS of 9.44 x 10 exponent 20; with a distance from EARTH of 2.704 x 10 exponent 8, it is MORE EFFECTIVE in gravitational UPLIFT than Pluto, because of the MUCH LESS distance squared! m/km squared= 3.491/2.704= 1.291 x 10 exponent +4. Its N-S traverse on EARTH is 111.111111 x 10.58km/degree= 1175.555km, and a SEARCH will be made for this Latitudinal CHANGE or TRAVERSE to determine whether it PENETRATES VERY DEEPLY into the CRUST! I suspect that it will be found in the ALASKAN PANHANDLE- such as the VAR IOUS CANALS? This feature should CORRELATE with SHALLOW METAMORPHISM in the NW !