Why Phi? – a lunar ratios model

Posted: January 8, 2017 by oldbrew in Cycles, modelling, moon, Phi
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Lunar ratios diagram

Lunar ratios diagram

The idea of this post is to try and show that the lunar apsidal and nodal cycles contain similar frequencies, one with the full moon cycle and the other with the quasi-biennial oscillation.

There are four periods in the diagram, one in each corner of the rectangle. For this model their values will be:

FMC = 411.78443 days
LAC = 3231.5 days
LNC = 6798.38 days
QBO = 866 days (derived from 2 Chandler wobbles @ 433 days each)
The QBO period is an assumption (see Footnote below) but the others can be calculated.

The letters in the rectangle represent ratios of the periods on that side i.e.:
A = FMC:LAC = 1 : 7.8475526
B = QBO:LNC = 1 : 7.8503233
C = FMC:QBO = 1 : 2.1030421
D = LAC:LNC = 1 : 2.1037846

Obviously A and B are nearly the same, as are C and D (99.964% match, both pairs).
Hence the rectangle in the diagram.

The A (and B) numbers are also tropical years (TY):
7.8475526 FMC = 8.8475526 TY = 1 LAC (TY minus FMC = 1)
8.8475526 x 365.24219 days (1 TY) = 3231.5 days = 1 LAC

Phi aspect:
7.8475526 / 3 = 2.6158508 x 3
7.8503233 / 3 = 2.6167744 x 3
Phi² = 2.618034

So the two ratios are very close to 1 : 3 x Phi² (better than 99.9%).
– – –
Footnote – re the QBO period:
In Talkshop Suggestions 18 there are various references in the comments to a period of 2.369718 TY or 865.521 days.

If we use that instead of 866 days the ratio to LNC is 1:7.854668
7.854668 / 3 = 2.6182226 = > 99.992% match to Phi².

Comments
  1. oldbrew says:

    Note that 3 x Phi² = (Phi²)² + 1 i.e. ‘4th power of Phi’ + 1
    That wouldn’t work with any other number than Phi.

    Also: Phi² = Phi + 1

  2. Chaeremon says:

    People do things — and I’m interested in lunar + solar phenomena observable with naked eyes (preferably eclipses). For this I use DE 421 ephemeris which gives data points for each syzygy of observation intervals.

    Taking 13 times the LNC, this gives an eclipse interval; it has 3248 nodical revolutions for 3235 sidereal moons (3248 – 3235 = 13 LNC), practically exact 242 years for 2993 synodic moons; quite observable that is with 4 x Inex + 7 x Saros (11 members eclipse series). It follows that 1 x LNC = between 6798.85 and 6798.87 days. FWIW 242 + one more tropical year is the Venus transit pattern and practically 20½ Jupiter revolutions.

    And taking 213 times the FMC, this gives also an eclipse interval; it has 3283 apsidal revolutions for 2970 synodic moons (3283 – 2970 = 213 FMC) in practically exact 240 years. The corresponding eclipse interval is 22 x Inex – 22 x Saros (4 members in eclipse series). I’m working on a better setting where also the sidereal period is integer (and so the LAC length can be obtained by one division from eclipse interval).

  3. oldbrew says:

    Wikipedia says the LNC is 6798.3835 days.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_node

    The derivation is from the tropical year (TY) and draconic year (DY) i.e. LNC = (TY x DY) / (TY – DY)

    7 x the period of this model is ~766 Saros cycles.

  4. Paul Vaughan says:

    Why stop there OB?
    Get Ian over here and ask him and his friend Paul P. why LNC / (φ^4) looks so familiar.

    hehe…

    [ :

    good fun

  5. Paul Vaughan says:

    You see to be a quadruple agent you need to be 4-faced. To be a quintuple agent you need to be 5-faced …and people thought being 2-faced was bad. Well, it’s actually good if you can face everyone and help everyone.

    Can’t wait to see the 2.71 look on Pukite’s face when he realizes what OB’s pointing out!

  6. Paul Vaughan says:

    One day I met a religious man on the trail and convinced him the face of God can come to him through whatever channel. There are no limits. It’s multifaceted.

    (28.095553)*(27.212221) / (28.095553 – 27.212221) = 865.5210016 days

    By analogy:
    (28.095553)*(27.32158236) / (28.095553 – 27.32158236) = 991.7882264 days

    Make sense Ian?

    Do you see what OB’s saying?

  7. Chaeremon says:

    @oldbrew Re: “Wikipedia says”

    Wikipedia says that “most Saros series have 71 or 72 eclipses”; thereafter apsidal + nodical + tropical are no longer aligned, i.e. ~766 Saros cycles does not exist 😦

    P.S. for LAC I have a setting with 1 full-moon plus 6010 moons eclipse distance (28 x Inex – 18 Saros, 4 members); practically 486 years and less than 0.2° apsidal displacement per eclipse interval. Synodic 6011 moons are in alignment with 304 Venus conjunctions 😎

  8. oldbrew says:

    From PV’s comment – January 9, 2017 at 3:18 am

    991.7882264 days / 865.5210016 days = 1.1458857
    (Phi^4 + 1) / Phi^4 = 7.854102 / 6.854102 = 1.145898

    That’s a 99.9989% match.
    LNC / Phi^4 = 2.7156508 tropical years
    2.7156508 TY = 991.87~ days

    Comparing to PV’s number: 991.7882264 gives > 99.99% match.

  9. oldbrew says:

    Referring to the Sidorenkov post: 353 tropical years = 363 ‘lunar tidal’ years (1 LTY = 13 trop. months)

    So 35.3 TY = 36.3 LTY
    36.3 TM = 991.77342 days

    13 x 27.321582 days (TM) = 355.18056 days
    355.18056 x 36.3 = 12893.054 d
    12893.054 d / 991.78822* = 12.999805 (13)
    [* PV’s number]

    So 13 occurrences per ‘Sidorenkov period’ of 35.3 tropical years.

  10. Paul Vaughan says:

    tropical:
    harmonic of 365.242189 nearest 27.3215823630557 is 28.095553
    (28.095553)*(27.32158236) / (28.095553 – 27.32158236) = 991.7882264
    991.7882264 / 365.242189 = 2.715426247 tropical years

    nodal:
    harmonic of 365.242189 nearest 27.212221 is 28.095553
    (28.095553)*(27.212221) / (28.095553 – 27.212221) = 865.5210016
    865.5210016 / 365.242189 = 2.369718033

    anti-resonance:
    3 * (2.369718033) / (2.715426247) = 2.618061937
    φ/Φ = 1.618033989 / 0.618033989 = 2.618033989

  11. Paul Vaughan says:

    QBO stability just got a whole lot less mysterious.

  12. Paul Vaughan says:

    (φ/Φ)*(2.715426247) / 3 = 2.369692736 ~= QBO = 2.369718033

    recognizing the general structure of stable tropical-nodal anti-resonant geometry…

    (27.212221)*(27.32158236) / (27.212221 – 27.32158236) = 6798.387626 days
    6798.387626 / 365.242189 = 18.61336897 tropical years = LNC

    3 * ((φ/Φ)^1) * (2.369718033) = 18.61200706
    1 * ((φ/Φ)^2) * (2.715426247) = 18.61180838

    (18.61336897 / (3*(2.369718033)))^(2/2) = 2.61822556
    (18.61336897 / (1*(2.715426247)))^(1/2) = 2.618143747

    φ/Φ = 1.618033989 / 0.618033989 = 2.618033989

    Lindzen must have known way back whenever…

  13. Paul Vaughan says:

    It has been months since I looked at or even thought about any of this stuff. OB has managed to trigger a review of notes. One of the last results I had before I put all of this down to focus on other things was this:

    (((φ/Φ)^2)+0) * (2.715426247) = 18.61180838
    (((φ/Φ)^2)+1) * (2.369718033) = 18.61200706

    +1 orbital

    In case it isn’t obvious to everyone I’ll state this for context:
    (2.715426247)*(2.369718033) / (2.715426247 – 2.369718033) = 18.61336897

    It’s amazing what you can learn from kiwi leeks…

  14. oldbrew says:

    Via the Fibonacci numbers 13 and 34 (as a model):
    340/130 = 34/13 = 2.6153846
    13/130 = 1.3/13 = 0.1
    sums to
    340 + 13 = 353
    34 + 1.3 = 35.3
    2.6153846 + 0.1 = 2.7153846

    35.3 / 2.7153846 = 13
    2.7153846 tropical years = 991.773 days = 36.3 lunar tropical months

  15. Paul Vaughan says:

    supplementary:

    harmonic of 365.242189 nearest 29.530589 is 30.4368490833333
    (30.43684908)*(29.530589) / (30.43684908 – 29.530589) = 991.7882264

    991.7882264 / 365.242189 = 2.715426247

  16. Paul Vaughan says:

    OB, I noticed your comment here:
    https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/suggestions-24/comment-page-1/#comment-122298

    35.3 is a subharmonic by definition. It’s implicit in the derivation. It doesn’t tell us anything new.

    Remember that Pukite has 2.715 in his models too.

    What’s new here is the way it all generalizes. Again we’re in that kind of territory where it’s so simple that for most people it won’t sink in …at all. It’s simply profound and profoundly simple at the same time.

    Again the nodal stuff fits like a glove. We’ve seen that before. The nodal signal is loud, clear, and simple.

    Above is the key. Now someone can write a landmark paper on why the QBO is stable. Same reason as why the asteroid belt is where it is: anti-resonance.

  17. oldbrew says:

    PV – re supplementary [January 9, 2017 at 4:37 pm]

    Of course, thanks.

    12 synodic months (SM) = 354.36706 days
    13 tropical months (TM) = 355.18056 days
    (13 TM * 12 SM) / (13 TM – 12 SM) = 423.60788 tropical years (TY)
    423.60788 / 100 = ~Phi³ (4.2360678)

    Also: 353 TY = 363 x 13 TM (363 lunar tidal years)
    353 * 12 = 4236 TY

  18. Paul Vaughan says:

    Why does the QBO have the period it has?
    Because it can.

    It’s the period with natural immunity from destructive resonance.

    Lindzen suggests climate “science” defunding to purge rotten foundations:
    http://joannenova.com.au/2017/01/richard-lindzen-axe-climate-science-funding-groupthink-has-destroyed-intellectual-foundations/

  19. oldbrew says:

    SYNCHRONIZATION OF TERRESTRIAL PROCESSES WITH
    FREQUENCIES OF THE EARTH-MOON-SUN SYSTEM
    N.S.Sidorenkov 2015

    ABSTRACT. It is established that the frequencies of the
    quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) of atmospheric winds
    and the Chandler wobble (CW) of the Earth’s poles are
    synchronized with each other and with the fundamental
    frequencies of the Earth–Moon–Sun system. The QBO
    and CW frequencies are resonance combinations of the
    frequencies of the Earth–Moon system’s yearly rotation
    around the Sun, precessions of the lunar orbit, and the
    motion of its perigee. The QBO and CW frequencies are
    in a ratio of 1:2.

    http://oap.onu.edu.ua/article/viewFile/71141/66554

  20. Paul Vaughan says:

    φnal exam solutions

    x^2 + 1 = 3x
    x^2 – 3x + 1 = 0

    (3±√5)/2

    2 real roots
    1 is the reciprocal of the other

    φ/Φ
    &
    Φ/φ

    De-φ or not de-Φ?… Let’s watch for φ not only in pentagon circles but also in the context of earthly QBO models. It’s a quick test of agency.

  21. Paul Vaughan says:

    …and it’s a quick test of competence and integrity.

    Process of Elimination 101…

    “Tell me I’m the only one
    Tell me there’s no other one …”
    — Bullet with Butterfly Wings — Smashing Pumpkins

    https://wikimedia.org/api/rest_v1/media/math/render/svg/d614aa87c81a24d192391c132504098b987e9ebd

    Here α+β = φ/Φ + Φ/φ = 3

    “[…] elementary symmetric polynomials – any symmetric polynomial in α and β can be expressed in terms of α + β and αβ The Galois theory approach to analyzing and solving polynomials is: given the coefficients of a polynomial, which are symmetric functions in the roots, can one “break the symmetry” and recover the roots? Thus solving a polynomial of degree n is related to the ways of rearranging (“permuting”) n terms, which is called the symmetric group on n letters, and denoted Sn. For the quadratic polynomial, the only way to rearrange two terms is to swap them (“transpose” them), and thus solving a quadratic polynomial is simple.

    To find the roots α and β, consider their sum and difference: […]”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quadratic_formula#By_Lagrange_resolvents

    By the process of elimination it’s a test in earthly context of competence, agency, and integrity all rolled in one simple pack. As OB says: There’s no other way. Real simple test.

  22. oldbrew says:

    (3±√5)/2

    2 real roots
    1 is the reciprocal of the other

    – – –
    Good summary PV.

  23. Paul Vaughan says:

    α+β = φ/Φ + Φ/φ = 3
    αβ = (φ/Φ)(Φ/φ) = 1

    Will this help people understand “Why 3 ?

    Only a few lucid minds need to understand to make the educational effort worthwhile.

  24. Paul Vaughan says:

    supplementary:

    (29.530589)*(27.212221) / (29.530589 – 27.212221) = 346.6200854
    (346.6200854)*(365.242189) / (346.6200854 – 365.242189) = 6798.387626
    6798.387626 / 365.242189 = 18.61336897

  25. oldbrew says:

    Another one:
    √5±2 = Phi³ or 1/Phi³
    – – –
    Re the ratios:
    C = FMC:QBO = 1 : 2.1030421
    D = LAC:LNC = 1 : 2.1037846

    The square root of half a lunar apsidal cycle (180 deg.) = 2.103278~ tropical years
    That number falls between the two ratio figures.

    LAC returns to ‘start’ position every 8.8475~ trop. years (ellipse exaggerated here)…

  26. oldbrew says:

    360 / QBO years + 360 / FMC years = 471.2275~
    471.2275 / 360 = 2.6179304 / 2 (half of φ²)

    471.2275 – 360 = 111.2275
    360 /111.2275 = 3.23661 = 1.6183048 * 2 (2 * φ)

    360 / LNC + 360 / LAC = 60.030172
    360 / 60.030172 = 5.9969843
    [180 deg. every ~3 years – see fig. 3 here:
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.2153-3490.1971.tb00568.x/pdf ]

    5.9969843 / 3.23661 = 1.8528597 = 0.61762 * 3 (3 * Φ)
    [Fibonacci numbers 21/34 = 0.617647 = 99.995% match]

  27. oldbrew says:

    GWPF: In 1997-98, very warm El Niño conditions persisted for roughly 13 months, but were then followed by roughly 32 months of well-below-normal (La Niña) water temperatures in the eastern Pacific.
    http://www.thegwpf.com/weak-la-nina-follows-super-el-nino/

    32 * 30.5 days = 976 days
    So ‘roughly 32 months’ could be close to:
    991.788 days = 2.7154~ years [LNC / Phi^4]

  28. oldbrew says:

    As an experiment I substituted the fields in the four corners with new ones, like this:

    FMC becomes the Venus-Earth axial period [VE] = 0.3808806 years
    QBO becomes the Earth’s orbit period [EO] = 1 year
    LAC becomes the Jupiter-Saturn axial period [JS] = 8.456146 years
    LNC becomes the solar Hale cycle [HC] = 22.14 years (variable)

    So the graphic box now looks like this:
    VE–A–JS
    -C– | –D-
    EO–B–HC

    The new results for A,B,C, and D are:
    A = VE:JS = 22.2:1
    B = EO:HC = 22.14:1
    C = VE:EO = 2.625:1
    D = JS:HC = 2.618:1

    Again A and B are nearly the same, as are C and D (99.73% match, both pairs).

    VE axial period is very close to 8/21 years (99.98% match), and 2.625 is 21/8 (Fibonacci numbers).
    JS axial period is very close to 2 * Phi³ in units of years i.e Earth orbits (99.81% match).
    2.618 = Phi²

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