Moon craters

Moon craters are said to be caused by the impact of meteorites but the spatial arrangement, shape and depth of the craters suggest otherwise.

Numerous dry river beds or ‘rilles’ and excessive ‘splash’ around the craters furthermore demand an explanation.

The Lunar North Pole shows the following features:

  • Clustering of craters near the pole
  • Spiral patterning
  • Circular shape of all craters
  • Craters arranged in lines
  • Equal size and spacing within lines
  • Equal depth of all craters

Now if the craters were formed by meteorites we would expect a random scattering of impact craters with no overall pattern and no sense of the poles being special in any way.

The circularity of the craters implies that all impacts were at right angles to the surface otherwise we would expect to see more ellipses.

These facts imply that some geographical information is transmitted from the moon to the body or energy source that created the crater; the causative entity must have some prior knowledge of the location of the poles relative to the rest of the moon and the orientation of the moons surface relative to the incoming trajectory.

If craters are spaced out regularly in a line then they must surely have been created all at the same time and by the same energy source?

The Moretus crater like many others shows a central pyramidal mountain structure 2 km high.

This feature is also present in numerous craters on Earth and is typical of electrical discharge patterns formed in laboratory experiments. See: The Richat structure

Magnetic rock samples found on the moon suggest that the moon itself once had a magnetic field similar to the Earth and that the two were coupled together as shown.
It is this magnetic filed that once acted as a guide for electric discharge currents from the Earth to the moon according to Donald E Scott.

The hypothesis is that electric currents from the Sun to the Earth are shaped and directed by the Earth’s magnetic field. These currents power our weather system and manifest as the auroras. In the past a highly charged Earth would occasionally discharge via DC currents to the moon causing craters and other geographical features.

The theory is now consistent with the known facts:

  • The magnetic field guides the electric currents somewhat along spiral paths, thereby accounting for the patterned arrangement of craters
  • Electric currents will take a path of ‘least energy’ which means hitting the moon’s surface at right angles which implies circular craters as opposed to elliptic
  • We do not now expect that the larger craters should be proportionally deeper that the smaller ones
  • Regular spacing of craters is reminiscent of some crop circle formations which are said by some to have been formed in a similar manner
  • The pyramids in the centre of the craters are now easily conceived as having been formed by melting caused by the extreme heat produced by currents within the rock that are in turn a result of induction from the discharge currents
  • Other formations such as The Richat structure show alternating spirals of rock layers in the crater rim and are caused by Birkeland currents but the moon craters show no such layering and so according to Scott were formed by direct ‘field-aligned’ currents

Rilles are small gullies criss-crossing the moon’s surface which look like dried river beds except that they invariably run uphill and will often cross over raised rock formations or even across each other.
Similar features on Earth have been seen to have been formed by lightning discharge, giving credence to the idea now that the rilles have a similar origin. [video]



Donald E Scott – Modelling Birkeland Currents
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