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But in between, when close to the sun, neither Mercury nor Venus can be seen at all. Therefore, until their motion was analyzed with respect to the sphere of the stars, neither of the inferior planets was recognized as the same celestial body when it appeared as a morning and as an evening star. For millenniums Venus had one name when it rose in the east shortly before dawn and another when, weeks later, it again became visible just over the western horizon shortly after sunset. Unlike Mercury and Venus, the superior planets, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, are not restricted to the same part of the sky as the sun.
Until it is reeducated, common sense tells us that, if the earth is in motion, then the air, clouds, birds, and other objects not attached to the earth must be left behind. A man jumping would de- 44 THE COPERNICAN REVOLUTION scend to earth far from the point where his leap began, for the earth would move beneath him while he was in the air. Rocks and trees, cows and men must be hurled from a rotating earth as a stone Hies from a rotating sling. Since none of these effects is seen, the earth is at rest.
The planet itself (Jupiter in the example above) is located on the equator of the fourth sphere. Suppose now that the two outer spheres are held stationary and that the two innermost spheres rotate in opposite directions, each completing one axial rotation in the interval that separates two suc- 23r N N s s (a ) (b) Figure 17. Homocentric spheres. In the two-sphere system (iz) the outermost sphere produces the diurnal rotation, and the inner sphere moves the planet (sun or moon) steadily eastward around the ecliptic.