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Retrograde Motion – An Attempt to Explain Something Simple by Making it Complex and Untrue

Retrograde Motion - Theodore Sheldon SumrallOne phenomenon that ancient astronomers had difficulty explaining was the retrograde motion of the planets. Over the course of a single night, a planet will move from East to West across the sky, like any other celestial object near the ecliptic. Most objects in our sky appear to rise somewhere on the Eastern horizon and set somewhere on the Western horizon. The only exceptions are stars near the North celestial pole, that stay above the horizon all the time and appear to make counterclockwise circles around the celestial pole. 

Theodore Sheldon Sumrall is the Owner, President and Chief Scientist of Institute for Energy Independence.