There are coincidences among all 50 LIGO detected events and several celestial events, as of December 16, 2019.
LIGO is apparently detecting Earth tides, not the claimed gravitational waves.
11 GW events were nearly coincident with a new moon (within 2 days).
9 events nearly coincided with a full moon (within 2 days).
7 events nearly coincided with a perigee (within 2 days).
1 event nearly coincided with a perihelion (within 1 day).
1 event nearly coincided with an alignment of the Moon and Jupiter (within 2 days).
Therefore 29 out of 50 were within only 2 days of a celestial event.
10 other events were within 3 days of a celestial event.
6 other events were within 4 days of a celestial event.
2 other events were within 5 days of a celestial event.
1 other event was within 6 days of a celestial event.
1 other event was within 7 days of a celestial event.
the remaining 1 event was within 8 days of a celestial event.
All 50 GW events were within 8 days of a lunar or solar celestial event. This is the real wave being detected.
The celestial events: Full Moon, New Moon, PeriGee, PeriHelion, MJ = Moon-Jupiter conjunction.
LIGO events are from Wikipedia list.
The 50 LIGO events, sorted by date
Events - celestial event within X days
GW150914 _ 1=close PG
GW151012 _ 0=match NM
GW151226 _ 1=close FM
GW170104 _ 0=match PH
GW170608 _ 1=close FM
GW170729 _ 4=? PG
GW170809 _ 2=near FM
GW170814 _ 4=? PG
GW170817 _ 1=close PG
GW170818 _ 0=match PG
GW170823 _ 2=near NM
S190408 _ 3=? NM O3 began 190401
S190412 _ 4=? NM
S190421 _ 2=near FM
S190425 _ 2=near MJ
S190426c _ 3=? MJ
S190503bf _ 1=close NM
S190510g _ 3=? PG
S190512at _ 1=? PG
S190513bm _ 0=match PG
S190517h _ 1= close FM
S190519bj _ 1 = close FM
S190521g _ 3=? FM
S190521r _ 3=? FM
S190602aq _ 1= close NM
S190630ag _ 2 = near NM
S190701br _ 1 = close NM
S190706ai _ 1 =close PG
S190707q _ 2=near PG
S190720a _ 2 = near FM
S190728q _ 3 = ? NM
S190814bv _ 1 =close FM
S190828j _ 2 = near NM
S190828l _ 2 = near NM
S190901ap _ 1 = close NM
S190910d _ 3 =? FM
S190910h _ 3 = ? FM
S190915ak _ 2 = near FM
S190923y _ 5 = ? NM
S190924h _ 4 =? NM
S190930s _ 2 = near NM
S190930t _ 2 = near NM
S191105e _ 7 =? FM
S191109d _ 3 =? FM
S191129u _ 3 =? NM
S191204t _ 8 =? FM
S191205ah_ 7 =? FM
S191213g _ 1 = close FM
S191215w _ 3 = ? FM
difference of 0 days is a match, 1 is close, 2 is near, 3-8 is questionable (?), >8 is too far (no coincidence).
Distribution of differences in days:
match(0)=5, close(1)=11,near(2)=13, ? (3-8) =21, >8=0
On 2019-04-23 was an alignment separation of the Moon and Jupiter of only 1 degree, 38 minutes, at the same RA.
The frequent correlations between celestial positions and the LIGO gravitational wave events indicate the real cause of the detections.
A new moon causes a significant earth tide with the Sun also aligned. A full moon is probably less. A perigee also does an earth tide regardless of the Sun.
Earth tide is the displacement of the solid earth's surface caused by the gravity of the Moon and Sun. Its main component has meter-level amplitude at periods of about 12 hours and longer.
With the Moon at such a distance I do not know how many days cover most of its significant crust distortion. Maybe it takes only a day or two for the crust to relax. I was surprised by its meter-level amplitude for a half day.
this observation of coincidences is interesting given the LIGO publicity.
I checked for these coincidences simply because LIGO was designed to detect any disturbance in Earth's crust from a theoretical gravitational wave. The Moon is known to disturb Earth's crust and oceans.
All 50 GW events were within 8 days of a lunar or solar celestial event, over half within 2 days.
If this observation is valid: LIGO assumed the only wave it would detect is astrophysical. That assumption is wrong.
Gravitational waves don't exist but LIGO is detecting earth tide waves.
Last updated (12/22/2019)