Gravity and the Quantum Vacuum Inertia Hypothesis
Gravity and the Quantum Vacuum Inertia Hypothesis I
Various conventional explanations have been put forward to account for gravity anomalies during eclipses, such as instrument errors, gravity effects of denser air due to cooling of the upper atmosphere, seismic disturbances caused by sightseers moving into and out of a place where an eclipse is visible, and tilting of the ground due to cooling. Physicist Chris Duif argues that none of them are convincing. Another interpretation is that anomalies during solar eclipses are due to the sun’s gravity being shielded by the moon, resulting in a slight increase in terrestrial gravity. Duif believes that gravitational shielding, too, cannot explain the observations, as it would be far too weak (if it exists at all).14
Gravity and the Quantum Vacuum Inertia Hypothesis (2001) ..
Dimitrie Olenici and his associates argue that gravity cannot explain pendulum anomalies because the gravitational potential grows slowly and smoothly in the days before an eclipse and then declines smoothly afterwards without any sudden variations. Moreover, torsinds are not sensitive to changes in gravitational potential. The fact that anomalies have also been measured deep in a Romanian mine indicates that electromagnetic radiation is not involved either; the sun appears to radiate an unknown type of vortex-like energy.15