The orbital velocity of the Moon is a curious beast.
From a Heliocentric perspective the Moon and the Earth are orbiting the Sun with exactly the same average velocity.
However, the orbital speed of the Moon varies as it weaves it’s way around Earth.
The orbital velocity of the Moon accelerates between New Moon and Full Moon
The orbital velocity of the Moon decelerates between Full Moon and New Moon.
From a Geocentric perspective the Moon can be said to be orbiting the Earth [on average every 27.321582 days] at an average speed of 1.022 kilometres per second [as it weaves around Earth].
Orbital period 27.321582 d (27 d 7 h 43.1 min)
Average orbital speed 1.022 km/s
The orbital period is the time taken for a given object to make one complete orbit around another object.
The Geocentric orbital velocity of the Moon [1.022 km/s] is only 0.031 km/s faster than the graphically measured velocity of the Earth’s Co-Rotational Plasmapause [0.991 km/s].
However, it is not unreasonable to deem these velocities identical [on average] given the irregular shape of the Plasmapause.
See: Planetary Rotation 3: Mars, Earth and Venus
Earth’s plasmasphere at 30.4 nm.
This image from the Extreme Ultraviolet Imager was taken at 07:34 UTC on 24 May 2000, at a range of 6.0 Earth radii from the center of Earth and a magnetic latitude of 73 N.
The Sun is to the lower right, and Earth’s shadow extends through the plasmasphere toward the upper left.
The bright ring near the center is an aurora, and includes emissions at wavelengths other than 30.4 nm. (From Sandel, B. R., et al., Space Sci. Rev., 109, 25, 2003.)
MAGE Extreme Ultraviolet Imager
In the case of earth’s magnetosphere, external stresses imposed by the solar wind impede corotation beyond the plasmapause…
Inertial Limit on Corotation – T. W. Hill
Space Physics and Astronomy Department, Rice University, Houston, Texas
Journal of Geophysical Research – 1979
Deeming these velocities identical [a difference of just 3.09%] provides the connecting velocity between the Outer Free Irrotational Vortex and the Inner Forced Rotational Vortex that combine to form the particulate Geocentric Rankine Vortex.
See: Geocentric Rankine Vortex
Standardising upon the Lunar orbital velocity of 1.022 km/s it is possible to visualise how the Moon is positioned within the outer reaches of the Geocentric Rankine Vortex.
This model can now be developed to visualise how the particulate Solar Wind drives the particulate Geocentric Rankine Vortex.
This plasma consists of mostly electrons, protons and alpha particles with energies usually between 1.5 and 10 keV; embedded in the solar-wind plasma is the interplanetary magnetic field.
As the particulate Solar Wind streams past the particulate Geocentric Rankine Vortex it imparts spin and lift [via the Magnus Effect] to the Geocentric Rankine Vortex.
The Magnus effect is the commonly observed effect in which a spinning ball (or cylinder) curves away from its principal flight path. It is important in many ball sports. It affects spinning missiles, and has some engineering uses, for instance in the design of rotor ships and Flettner aeroplanes.
In other words:
The Clockwork Moon is driven by the Solar Wind.
Similarly, the Clockwork Earth is driven by the Solar Wind.
The Fluid Mechanics associated with the Geocentric Rankine Vortex are clearly demonstrated by Asteroid 2010 SO16.
Inventions and Deceptions – Asteroid 2010 SO16
The break down of mainstream theory [as demonstrated by the Hill Sphere at New Moon] clearly indicates it’s time to retire Newtonian Gravity.
Inventions and Deceptions – Hill Sphere