A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Frank Reed
Date: 2016 Sep 27, 17:27 -0700
As you noted, Tony,
"Newtonian analogies do not work 100% well with explaining the relativity effects."
Yes. Aberration of light is one of these things that's easy to understand as long as we deal in analogies. But they don't explain the real phenomenon... In the world of Wikipedia, there are bad articles, and there are good articles. The article on aberration of starlight is quite good and discusses some of the problems with the pre-relativistic models as well as making a start on the relativistic explanation. Read it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aberration_of_light. I have yet to see a good "short" relativistic explanation of aberration.