1 x 2 x 3 x 4 = 24 (hours in one day)
3 x 4 x 5 = 60 (seconds in a minute, minutes in an hour)
1 x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5 x 6 x 5 = 3600 (seconds in an hour)
3 x 4 x 5 x 6 = 360 (degrees in a circle)
3 x 360 = 1080 (lunar radius in miles 99%+ accurate)
11 x 360 = 3960 (terran radius in miles 99%+ accurate)
(lunaterra ratio is 3:11, 99%+ accurate)
(3/11 = .27; 27 = number of complete revolutions of earth per lunar orbit)
1 x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5 x 6 x 7 = 5040 (radius in miles of terra+luna)
10 x 11 x 12 x 13 = 17160
9 x 10 x 11 x 12 = 11880
17160  11880 = 5280 (feet in a mile)
0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, 987,
1597, 2584, 4181, 6765, 10946, 17711, 28657, 46368, 75025,
121393, 196418, 317811, 514229, 832040, 1346269
Mysterious Moon
The word moon is used to indicate a spherical, physical object that moves around a larger, similar object or body, the word for which is planet. A planet in turn moves around, or orbits, an even larger body, also spherical, referred to as a star. This star is informally called the 'sun', and formally known as sol. From that word is derived the term 'solar system' which generally describes collections of two or more bodies of which at least one is a star. There are many such systems.
Now the stage is set for an odd tale. There are many bodies called moons in this particular solar system. Most are much smaller than the planets about which the moons orbit. The moon which orbits the planet I'm on is larger in proportion to this planet than any other moon in this solar system is to the planet around which it orbits. This moon is given a pronoun, like earth is the pronoun for the planet upon which I dwell. This 'special' word is luna. Usually the first letter of the words earth (a.k.a. terra) and luna are capitalized, to indicate 'names'. A name is just for convenience, and since a name is not the object so labeled, I refrain from the use of capitalization. "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" kind of thing.
Not only is the moon (sometimes referred to as 'our moon') much bigger relative to the planet it orbits, the moon has other very unusual features. Only onehalf or hemisphere is presented to the view of the inhabitants of this planet. The period of the moon's rotation is such that it revolves once for each orbit. The orbit itself is unequaled in having a very low eccentricity.
Next is the spectacular result of the moon seeming to be, nearly perfectly, the same apparent diameter as the local star sol. As seen from various vantage points on earth, an 'eclipse' occurs, and during those few moments, unprotected eyes may look directly at the coronal discharges without being almost immediately and permanently damaged.
Had there been no other 'anomalous' qualities or characteristics, the story would end here, and there would be no mysteriousness, just a few serendipitous 'coincidences'. That is not the case, in my opinion. The story, as I want to tell it, is only getting started. There are significant and intriguing indications of intellect at work.
I mean intellect as in the product of mind, of thought. I say this without reservation because, to use an old expression, "the numbers add up". Advanced mathematical and geometric features can clearly be seen, and I have no doubt that this is intelligence displayed on a large scale, right in front of my eyes.
I'll begin with the ratio of the diameters of terra and luna, which is 11 to 3, or 11:3, and this ratio is more than 99% accurate. The two bodies are not exactly perfect spheres, and that slight discrepancy is reflected in the accuracy of the ratio. Having any kind of a near perfect ratio is somewhat unusual, given that there are in all probability an unlimited range of such ratios for planets and moons. An 11:3 ratio produces geometries that are, to my mind, not the result of random, socalled 'natural' processes.
I would like to use words instead of pictographs or diagrams to describe the geometries and mathematics produced by two circles having a ratio of eleven to three to each other. A picture may be worth a thousand words, and those words may not always be the ones intended. By using the words of my choosing, it is possible to impart what may not be readily obvious in a mere static image.
I imagine a blank sheet of white paper, and I know that I see a sphere in profile, appearing from my literal point of view as a circle, so I will use circles to represent the spherical bodies of the earth and moon. First, I place a circle of eleven units, then atop that, place a smaller circle of three units, centered on a vertical line, so that they touch at a single point on the vertical line. The units of measurement are not important at this moment, as long as they are equal to each other.
Nothing much happening here though. Just a couple of circles vertically lined up. Adding some more lines, horizontal ones as well, produces a clearer picture. Parallel to the central vertical line, I add four more, two for each circle, touching at the outermost points of each circle. Next I draw in three lines perpendicular to the others, horizontally intersecting the top and bottom points of both circles, which share a single horizontal line between them. These lines form a grid pattern of two square boxes, with the smaller centered above the larger. It's not necessary to put them in such a way; somehow it just feels good to do it like this. After all, the body I'm in has such a symmetry to it.
So now I have two circles enclosed by two boxes, and the width of each box is equal to the diameter of the corresponding circle within it. Here now is the geometrical arrangement that implies the knowledge and use of math. By having a ratio of 11:3, and being centrally positioned and outlined, the circles display what I laughingly recall as being told is pythagorean geometry, which is also mathematical and algebraic. From each vertical side of the smaller square or circle, there are four units of measurement to the outer vertical side of the larger. Since the uppermost square has sides of three units, and is perpendicular to the line of four units, two 'pythagorean' triangles may be formed, one to each side of the upper, smaller box with its circle inside. I laugh at this, as if some old greek dude invented the whole thing out of his head. I think this kind of intellect predates that guy by a fairly big margin.
The relationship of 11 to 3 get even stranger than fiction, as if this wasn't already enough to pique my interest. Using the center of the lower, larger circle and square, I now draw a circle that has a radius equal to the distance from that point to the center of the upper, smaller square and circle. This circle has a circumference equal to the perimeter of the larger box. Here is the mathematical proof:
Circumference = twice the radius (also the diameter) times pi. c = 2r x 22/7.
The radius from center to center of the two circles is 7, using the same units as before, and the sum of this calculation is exactly equal to the perimeter of the square enclosing the circle representing the earth. In a sense, the moon circles the square, perfectly resolving what was told to me was an ancient math problem. I think the problem is more accurately stated by the question: just how did the earth and moon wind up being in such a harmonious relationship, mathematically entwined in this way, geometrically in harmony with each other? I cannot accept that this would occur in a random manner, through purely (ahem) 'natural' means.
There is still more to reveal. Numbers themselves exhibit a curiosity that goes almost entirely unnoticed. In recent history, the use of the 'imperial' or 'english' units of distance measurement known as inches, feet and miles was widespread, with a 'foot' being the basic unit. This 'foot' of measurement was based literally on a human, male foot, and can be archeologically traced to an ancient leader of people who decreed that one of his feet was to be used as the basis for a standardized system of measurement. Later on, a unit of measurement based on the pace or tread of a marching soldier was used, a thousand such paces being a mile, from an older word meaning 'thousand'. Later still, in the 1500's, the unit known as a mile was officially set as having 5,280 'feet'. Why this number of feet in a mile? Was a marching step equal to a little more than five and a quarter feet? Perhaps if all legs were of equal size this would seem reasonable. There is a more likely reason for this precise number of feet in a mile.
Numbers are the key to this part of the mystery, and this puzzle expands even more. Commonly in geometry, there are a fixed number of degrees in a circle, 360 in all. This arbitrary amount is very likely due to it being close to the number of days in a solar year. I am not sure of this; perhaps there were exactly three hundred sixty days in a year at some point in the history of this planet. What is remarkable is how the multiplication of an increasing series of numbers and further calculation of the sums is an actual part of this physical reality. When the system of measurement involving feet and miles is used, something odd happens.
As an example, I'll use the numbers of the ratio of earth to moon, 11:3, and the degrees in a circle, 360. Multiplying 11 x 360, and 3 x 360, the sums are, respectively, 3960 and 1080. What is odd is that those two numbers are more than a 99% match for the radii of the earth and moon expressed in miles. Allowing for the fact that both bodies are not quite perfect spheres (and thus presenting as circles profiles that are not exact), that more than 99% works out astoundingly well.
Does this mean that the unit of measurement called a mile was derived from observation of the relative sizes of earth and moon, and the duration of a solar orbit? What then of the foot, known to be based on a particular human's anatomy? The connection is in the number 5,280.
For the sake of interest, I'll set up a list of a series of multiplications of increasing sets of numbers, along with the obvious and the not so obvious.
1 x 2 x 3 x 4 = 24 (hours in a solar day)
3 x 4 x 5 = 60 (minutes in an hour)
1 x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5 x 6 x 5 = 3600 (seconds in an hour; I backtracked to 5)
3 x 4 x 5 x 6 = 360 (degrees in a circle)
3 x 360 = 1080 (lunar radius in miles 99%+ accurate)
11 x 360 = 3960 (terran radius in miles 99%+ accurate)
1 x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5 x 6 x 7 = 5040 (radius in miles of terra + luna)
10 x 11 x 12 x 13 = 17160
9 x 10 x 11 x 12 = 11880
17160  11880 = 5280 (feet in a mile)
Was this last calculation the reason that a mile was established as having 5,280 feet? Something, and I type this with glee, is afoot.
There is another bit of data present in the gridded earthmoon circlesinsquares I have presented. Using the center of the moon as the top and center of a symmetrical triangular shape, I draw two more lines from there to the left and right ends of the line that horizontally bisects the earth. This is an exact scale representation of the profile dimensions of a building known by many in this language as "the great pyramid of egypt". I was not taught this in school when I was in attendance; perhaps it was one of the rare occasions when I was absent.
It is my firm opinion that all of the preceding is a result of the body known as the moon being deliberately fashioned. Clearly, a marvelous mathematical relationship to this earth was embodied in the mysterious moon. Perhaps it is telling the species known by its latin name homo sapiens to any that care to know: we are not alone. I like to think of it as analogous to putting a mobile art display above a human infant that is laying face up in a crib, something designed to attract and occupy attention until a parent (or two) returns.
The moon has been going around us in circles for quite a while apparently. There has been a not insignificant amount of controversy regarding the validity of what are officially six landings on different dates, the last being just over forty years ago. Forty years! That's a very long time technologically speaking, and the advances in lifesupport, propulsion and computerization have made any argument against returning moot. The cost? A lot less than the tools of warfare, that's for sure. For that much money, the next planet out would have been walked on by humans by now, if they haven't already. And that's another mystery, for the name of the fourth planet out from sol is mars, which is also the name of an entity known as the god of war. Irony, is it not?
_________________ "At times I feel like a living experiment, an alchemist's vessel in which a marvelous, although sometimes painful, mystery is unfolding."  Richard Moss, The I That Is We
