Question: “So how does an “orbit” even work in the Flat Earth Model?”
The Earth is Flat. The sun, moon, planets, and stars are all smaller and orbit above its surface. They are spherical. Perspective (relative to you the viewer on Earth) determines how celestial bodies appear.
For ages, mainstream science has assumed that vast distances interpose between Earth and objects in space. Under the heliocentric model, spherists envision the sun as a massive ball of fire, with the several planets radiating outward and orbiting around it. They even claim planetary orbits are caused by the gravitational “pull” of the sun itself, which results from the sun’s mass.
However, gravity does not exist. No rational or observational data exists that can explain the most basic assumptions of Gravitational Theory. To this day, physicists do not understand why mass would induce gravitational forces in the first place. Essentially, the world’s greatest minds can’t come up with anything better than “big object make big pull“.
“Why?” you the thoughtful observer might ask.
Their silence is the most compelling answer you will ever get. The utter paucity of well thought explanation represents one of the hallmarks of mainstream science. Science fills its gaping theoretical holes with open speculation and presumption. So when you hear Flat Earth Theorists saying things like “the sun, moon, and planets are smaller and closer to the surface of the Earth” remember that we are going where our senses lead us, rather than stubbornly patching the holes of a failing methodological system. Flat Earth conceptions of what constitutes “gravity”, such as the Obligate Tendency, offer both fresh and compelling analyses of the question.
So, how does an “orbit” even work in the first place?
Simply put, an orbit is a sustained, consistent and repeated motion of an unsupported object through space. The primary motive force in the universe is the Universal Accelerator. The UA acts on any given object in relation to its surface area. For very large objects (like the earth or the sun) an extensive surface area allows the UA (which is primarily magnetic) to move objects upwards at a constant rate. (Note that despite the term “acceleration”, the upwards motion of the earth is constant). For smaller objects (like airplanes), a given amount of propulsion proportional to surface area is necessary for the object to be acted upon. Orbits are caused by the UA. The surface area of the sun, moon, planets, and stars (even though they are smaller than Earth), is enough to be acted upon by the UA. The elliptical path of planetary orbits likely stems from interference of the earth itself with the magnetic current of the UA.
In relation to the Flat Earth, a simple (static) depiction of the sun, moon, planets, and stars would look something like a giant crib mobile, suspended above the Flat Earth disk. Of course, an infantile mental image such as this forgets the sheer complexity of the spatial and orbital structure of the celestial bodies. One must consider distance, multiplied into the thousands (of miles), interposing between bodies; orbit, the motion whereby every planet and star intertwines itself into the greater tapestry of the cosmic dance; and light, the beguiling radiance which variably illumines one planet while leaving another in obscurity. Then the stars. Shimmering motes of light staring inscrutably down, comfortably indifferent to humanity’s pretensions.
All while smaller, are no less grand. Closer, each is invitingly near rather than imperiously distant. “Touching the stars” only becomes impossible in a spherist universe. With the right technology, man could conceivably reach the stars; and touch the orbs themselves, likely no more than a few hundred feet in diameter.