Where would the Sun and Moon be on a flat Earth? Imagine a world similar to the flat domed depiction of the Earth with a Biblical Firmament all around it.
If you don't know what that is, let me explain:
A sphere is cut in half with the entire flat world in the middle of this globe. Straight above the people of this world is the Garden of the Sky Gods, while below the globe is the Great Deep. The sphere itself is supported by four pillars. The upper part of the sphere is the dome (atmosphere) and slightly above that is the firmament with the sun, moon, and stars. Underneath the flat ground is the rest of this half-sphere, the underground caverns.
There's one thing I can't quite get down though. I want my world to have a regular night and day system like ours, but is that possible? How would the sun and moon rotate around the globe to cause light and darkness to change?
- Option 1: Do the Sun and Moon always stay above the land while they spin around its circle like a clock?
- Option 2: Do the Sun and Moon go around the land-globe like a planet to cause night and day like our own solar system?
In the very center of this world is a place called Naval City, it is the capital of this economy because it was where all life began. I want this city to have night and day as well, every place on this world has to change, right?
Here's the way I see it, if the Sun and Moon were just rotating around the land while above it, the center city wouldn't have a changing time system to begin with. Am I wrong or am I right?
How would the sun and moon orbit around a flat world to begin with? Should the center city be a pole?
Please share your answers to this question.