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The Sun: Millions of miles away?

Praise the Lord! He has shown me how to prove scientifically that the sun is no more than 500 miles overhead.

Here is the proof:

To start off with, the sun is hot enough to glow yellow, so we can use Wein’s Displacement Law to determine the temperature.

Wein’s Displacement Law:
Peak Wavelength in meters = displacement constant / temperature in Kelvin

Yellow light has a wavelength between 570nm and 580nm, so we’ll solve for 575nm. Since we are working with nanometers rather than meters, we’ll simplify the math by multiplying the displacement constant by 10^9.

575 = 2897768.5/T
575 * T = 2897768.5
T = 2897768.5/575
T = 5039.6° K (8611.6° F)

So the sun is about 5039.6° Kelvin.

Now, the average temperature of the earth is 59° F, or about 288° K. The mean temperature gradient of the troposphere is 6° K/km, so let’s solve for the distance.

d = (5039.6 – 288)/6
d = 791.9 km (491.1 miles)

There you have it. The sun is roughly 491.1 miles overhead. Depending on the exact shade of yellow (whether it’s closer to 570nm or 580nm), this figure could be off by as much as 5 miles. However, I don’t have a spectrometer handy, and I’m willing to live with an uncertainty of ±5 miles. It’s not like I’m planning to visit anytime soon — my shoes would melt .

The LORD is so good to me. Praise the sweet name of Jesus.

Pastor Billy-Reuben


Replies:
Dr Laurence Niles (25-01-2015 10:05 AM): I hope you haven't staked your life's claim on this pastor. Wien's displacement law states that the spectral radiance of black body radiation. Radiation is one of the many gifts we get from the sun. Ultra ...
Elmer G. White (25-01-2015 10:20 AM): Dear Miss Djotis, The most basic concepts of Creation Science dictate that all preliminary hypotheses must first and foremost be examined to assess if they are compatible with something that everybody ...
Titus Templeton (31-12-2016 03:20 AM): The moon has to be the same miles away like the sun since they both have the same size. ...
Johny Joe Hold (31-12-2016 03:52 AM): All this makes me wonder how much time Satan spends sending these trolls here with their "science" propaganda. The Bible explains everything know about the sun. The liberal science community is just a ...
Joanna Lytton-Vasey (31-12-2016 11:24 AM): Could you please address the topic in complete sentences?I see what you mean, Dr Niles. Let's try and clear up the many, many questions this post poses! Wien's displacement law states that the spectral ...
Mary Etheldreda (17-04-2018 08:47 PM): After ten years no one has even come close to proving the Pastor wrong! Glory! ...
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