Why There is No Gravitational Aberration
Since you bring up aberration, I have two questions
1. Is there a definition for the aberration of gravity?
2. Is there a report of a specific test done that shows the measured value of gravitational aberration?
I have not found answers to these questions.
Bob, thanks for the questions.
1. Aberration is the delay noted between the actual real-time position of a celestial object and our knowledge of the position of the object. Thus, because it takes 500 seconds for the motion called light to travel through the aether from the Sun to Earth, the aberration is 2.083 degrees, as you noted in your paper (de Hilster, 2012). This is due to the rotation of Earth during those 500 seconds.
2. There is no gravitational aberration because, as we showed in our NGT paper (Borchardt and Puetz, 2012), gravitation is completely different. Being parts of the same vortex, Earth and Sun behave almost as though they rotate as parts of a solid wheel. Earth is carried along in the sea of aether particles that rotate around the Sun. You can see this effect in our “water vortex experiment” (www.universalcycletheory.com) in which tea leaves are carried along with the water that rotates around a central point. Nothing is required to travel from the Sun to Earth—aether pressures are essentially equal on both sides of Earth.
Every microcosm is part of enumerable vortices. This is why we say that gravitation is universal, but local. Unlike light motion, there is no need for gravitational effects to travel long distances as either matter (today’s gravitons or Le Sage’s ultra-mundane corpuscles) or motion within an immaterial field (Einstein’s gravitational waves). Note that the math for Newton’s “attraction” and Einstein’s “curved empty space-time” (e.g., Carlip, 1999) works even though they identified no mechanical cause for gravitation.
Borchardt, Glenn, and Puetz, S.J., 2012, Neomechanical gravitation theory (http://www.worldsci.org/pdf/abstracts/abstracts_6529.pdf), in Volk, Greg, and Whitney, C. K., eds., Proceedings of the Natural Philosophy Alliance, 19th Conference of the NPA, 25-28 July: Albuquerque, NM, Natural Philosophy Alliance, Mt. Airy, MD, v. 9.
Carlip, S., 1999, Aberration and the speed of gravity: http://arxiv.org/pdf/gr-qc/9909087v2.pdf, 9 p.
de Hilster, Robert, 2012, The Wang eclipse (http://www.worldnpa.org/site/abstract/?abstractid=6453), in Volk, Greg, and Whitney, C. K., eds., Proceedings of the Natural Philosophy Alliance, 19th Conference of the NPA, 25-28 July: Albuquerque, NM, Natural Philosophy Alliance, Mt. Airy, MD, v. 9.