The world bodies are not spheres, which should be flattened at the poles, but they are apple-shaped designed, pressed at the poles. The planets are moving not in ellipses in which the sun is at a focal point and the sun does not radiate in a straight line, but in equiangular spirals. They are rhytmic movements, pulled in opposite directions. The swinging size changes in line with that of the sunspots. For the greatest sunspots the radius is greater at the equator, than at the poles. If the sun is spotless, then it is the other way around ….
“In mathematical calculations the Sun is assumed tob e a sphere, each layer of which is of uniform density. The immense spots clearly show that this assumption is not valid, and that any conclusion based upon this assumption cannot be strictly true.”
“The sun’s surface are periodic in character ; their average number waxes and wanes in regular periods of eleven years. During a minimum, practically no spots are visible, days and weeks often passing without a single spot marring the brilliant solar surface. Then a few small spots appear, and gradually the number and size of the spots increase, until after the lapse of five and a half years portions of the surface are constantly covered with large and small spots. Occasionally spots are so numerous at times of maxima, as to form two great belts around the sun, one on each side of the equator. Now, if this eleven-year cycle is a natural period of the sun, due to its physical condition as a rotating, cooling mass of gas, then it is highly probable that it expands and contracts as the number of spots wax and wane ; and this expansion and contraction would be reflected in the measured values of the diameter. Practically every series of measures, heretofore made, show periodic variations in the size and shape of the sun ; but it has not been proved that such variations agree in period with the sun-spots….
In his investigation of the long series of observations, heretofore referred to, Auwers first found that the measured diameter of the sun varied with the number of visible sun-spot. …. The average difference of the diameters of the sun cannot be more than a small fraction of a second of arc, and the amplitude of the fluctuation is also extremely minute. …”
Source: Gravitation-Versus-Relativity, Charles Lane Poor.
Source image: Walter Russell