Sun is the determinant of vastu design of a dwelling. The Sun during its movement from sunrise to sunset moves from East to South- East to South and South-West. As the day progresses the intensity goes on increasing and this increase in intensity of the sun is harmful to the human being. High energy particles emanating from the sun hit the earth at high speeds and if the speed is more than normal due to sun spots immense damage are caused to life in earth. The South-west is subjected to maximum intensity, hence it must be considered very carefully in terms of Vastu.
Let us scientifically look at the sun, the earth and study what is happening and how it affects us.
Our Sun is a normal star, it is one of more than 100 billion stars in our galaxy. Its diameter is 1,390,000 Km, the surface temperature is 5800 degrees Kelvin and the core temperature is 15,600,000 degrees Kelvin.
The Sun is, at present, about 70% hydrogen and 28% helium by mass everything else amounts to less than 2%. This changes slowly over time as the Sun converts hydrogen to helium in its core.
The outer layers of the Sun exhibit differential rotation: at the equator the surface rotates once every 25.4 days; near the poles it’s as much as 36 days. This odd behavior is due to the fact that the Sun is not a solid body like the Earth. It behaves like a gas planet but the core of the Sun rotates as a solid body.
Conditions at the Sun’s core (approximately the inner 25% of its radius) are extreme. The temperature is 15.6 million Kelvin and the pressure is 250 billion atmospheres. At the center of the core the Sun’s density is more than 150 times that of water.
The Sun’s energy output of 386 billion billion megawatts is produced by nuclear fusion reactions. Each second about 700,000,000 tons of hydrogen are converted to about 695,000,000 tons of helium and 5,000,000 tons of energy in the form of gamma rays. As it travels out toward the surface, the energy is continuously absorbed and re-emitted at lower and lower temperatures so that by the time it reaches the surface, it is primarily visible light.
The surface of the Sun, called the photosphere, is at a temperature of about 5800 K. Sunspots are “cool” regions, only 3800 K (they look dark only by comparison with the surrounding regions). Sunspots can be very large, as much as 50,000 km in diameter. Sunspots are caused by complicated and not very well understood interactions with the Sun’s magnetic field.
Sunspots are actually the harbingers of magnetic activity on the Sun which can accelerate particles near the Sun to high energies, and eject them during flare events and Coronal Mass Ejections. These ejections travel to Earth in a few days and can interfere with the terrestrial plasma environment, causing magnetic sub-storms, and influence everything from telecommunications to the electrical power grid.
A small region known as the chromosphere lies above the photosphere.The highly rarefied region above the chromosphere, called the corona, extends millions of kilometers into space but is visible only during a total solar eclipse. Temperatures in the corona are over 1,000,000 K.
In addition to heat and light, the Sun also emits a low density stream of charged particles (mostly electrons and protons) known as the solar wind which propagates throughout the solar system at about 450 km/sec. The solar wind and the much higher energy particles ejected by solar flares can have dramatic effects on the Earth ranging from power line surges to radio interference to the beautiful aurora borealis.
PHOTOGRAPH OF AURORA BOREALIS
AN AURORA SEEN FROM THE SPACE SHUTTLE
The geomagnetic storm causes changes in earth’s magnetic field and is thought to be connected to solar storms.
The rotates around the sun and also revolves around its own axis which is tilted at 23.5 deg. The orbit is 149,600,000 km. The diameter of the earth is 12,756.3 km. The velocity of the Earth is 29.79 kilometers per second, and it takes 31,556925.9747 seconds to go once around the Sun. The effective acceleration of gravity at the poles is 980.665cm/sec/sec while at the equator it is 3.39 cm/sec/sec less due to the centrifugal force.
The crust varies considerably in thickness; it is thinner under the oceans, thicker under the continents. The inner core and crust are solid; the outer core and mantle layers are plastic or semi-fluid.
Most of the mass of the Earth is in the mantle, most of the rest is the core; the part we inhabit is a tiny fraction of the whole
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The core is probably composed mostly of iron (or nickel/iron) though it is possible that some lighter elements may be present, too. Temperatures at the center of the core may be as high as 7500 K
The crust is primarily quartz (silicon dioxide) and other silicates like feldspar. Taken as a whole, the Earth’s chemical composition (by mass) is: Iron 34..6%, Oxygen 29.5%, Silicon 15.2%, Magnesium 12.7%, Nickle 2.4%, Sulphur 1.9% and Titanium 0.05%
Earth has a modest magnetic field produced by electric currents in the outer core. The interaction of the solar wind, the Earth’s magnetic field and the Earth’s upper atmosphere causes the auroras. Irregularities in these factors cause the magnetic poles to move; moreover the day to day micro-shifts in the position of the magnetic poles are due to changes in the location of air masses and the effects of earthquakes. The pole wandering may be up to 25 feet or more.
The geomagnetic north pole is currently located in northern Canada. The Earth’s magnetic field and its interaction with the solar wind also produce the Van Allen radiation belts, a pair of doughnut shaped rings of ionized gas (or plasma) trapped in orbit around the Earth. The outer belt stretches from 19,000 km in altitude to 41,000 km; the inner belt lies between 13,000 km and 7,600 km in altitude.
THE ATMOSPHERE OF EARTH
The next most important issue is to know. How many different directions does the Earth move in space?
- The earth spins on its axis at about 1100 mph at the equator.
- The axis shifts about a mile or so per decade!
- The Earth orbits the barycenter of the earth-moon system once every 28 days. It’s a small circle with a radius of only a few thousand miles so the speed of movement is very small.
- It orbits the Sun at about 30 km/sec once every 364.25 days.
- The Sun moves inside the Milky Way at about 250 km/sec.
- The Milky Way moves inside the Local Group of Galaxies at about 300 km/sec.
- The Local Group moves towards the Virgo Cluster at a few hundred km/sec.
- The Virgo Cluster moves within the Local Super Cluster at a few hundred km/sec.
THE EARTH’S MOVEMENTS AND VAASTU CO-RELATED:
- Balancing energy levels in the North East and East directions:
Considering these complicated movements of the earth while hurling through space at tremendous speeds the areas which bear the brunt are the Northeast and East sides. Hence the most important rule of Vastu is to have the Northeast and East side lower than the south and South-West.
Let us look at this phenomenon from a different angle. Suppose a supersonic jet like the Concorde moves in space at Mach 5, its aerodynamic design makes it possible with the front portion bent downwards at a proper angle. Suppose it had it front portion pointing upwards, do you think it will be able to move at such high speeds? NEVER!
Vastu says the northeast and east sides must be lower in a plot for the same reasons. If the plot is higher in these directions the people living there are definitely going to feel the wobble at the energy level and this will affect their lives. It is equivalent to traveling in a Concorde jet with its nose turned upwards.
- Avoiding obstructions in the North, North East and East side of the house: As the earth moves through space the good energies that move with certain optimum speed along with it get obstructed by high walls, trees, some other constructions. This blocks the smooth flow of the energy and reduces it. The also energy get reduced due to very little free space provided in these directions.
- Energy levels increase as we move higher from the ground. As we move to higher floors the flow of energy will be good and smooth. However, we should not move to very high floors, the wind energy increases and we do not get the protection we get on the lower floors. On the lower floors we get protection from trees and other structures, hence higher up we have reduced connection with earth. We have seen that the solar winds move towards earth at a velocity of 450 km/sec. High energy particles which constitute the solar winds cause damage to the human body. Now the south and the South-West part of a dwelling gets maximum exposure to the sun, the density of the soil also reduces due to evaporation hence to protect ourselves Vaastu recommends heavy structures in this area and also plantation of special trees to create more shade and water retention of the soil.
Exposure to sunlight coming from South and South- West has to be reduced. The windows on these sides should have heavy curtains to reduce the effect of the high energy particles impinging on us.
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