In answer to your questions;

1. 21,600 nautical miles. Did they? – As you know, the navigational coordinates system that is used today at sea and in the air is based on the circumference of the Earth (in nautical miles) and the 360-degrees that define a circle. As one degree is 1/360 of a circle, one minute of arc is 1/21600 of a circle (or, in radians, π/10800). According to Wikipedia, these sexagesimal (base 60) units originated in Babylonian astronomy, which I believe was a technology borrowed from the Sumerians. Admittedly, this is conjecture on my part and must remain so until the vast library of undeciphered cuneiform tablets prove otherwise.

2. Which source do you mean? – I apologize for not referencing the work of the late, great, John Michell–The Dimensions of Paradise. His book is both inspirational and challenging. Here is just a short paragraph:

“In the operations of simple arithmetic and throughout all the numerical manifestations of nature, such as the periods and intervals of the solar system, certain “nodal” numbers occur, providing a link between processes and phenomena which otherwise appear quite unconnected with each other”

Following are what he describes as the Canonical Dimensions for the Sun, Earth and Moon

Diameter of sun = 864,000.00 miles

Radius of sun = 432,000.00 miles

Diameter of moon = 2,160.00 miles

Radius of moon = 1,080.00 miles

Mean diameter of earth = 7,920.00 miles

Mean circumference of earth = 24,883.20 miles

Mean distance from earth to moon = 237,600.00 miles

Mean distance from earth to sun = 93,312,000.00 miles

In Vedic Science, the distance between the Earth and Sun is the Sun’s diameter (864,000 miles) X 108 = 93,312,000 X 2 = 186,624,000-miles. One of their most brilliant researchers was the late Marion O. French (THE BHAGAVAD-GITA: ITS SCIENTIFIC ASPECT — Marion O. French).

You may also enjoy reading my take on the ancient Mayan system. The article is now listed on ancient-astronomer.com.

Ron

]]>2 questions though:

1> “The ancients also had reckoned that the Earth’s circumference is 21,600 nautical miles.”. Did they?

2> The sacred cube (4 X 360 X 360 X 360), which produces the Earth’s orbital diameter of 186,624,000 (nautical miles). You state that “the canonized book of ancient numbers” describe the same value. Which source do you mean?

Anyways, looking forward to your next articles.

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