Sun Not in Taurus

April 19th

April 20th

  According to the pseudoscience of astrology the Sun enters the constellation of Taurus the Bull on Monday April 20th at 4 am CDT (10 UT). When in fact the actual position of the Sun on the 20th is still within the boundary of the constellation of Aries the Ram, as this graphic shows. Actually the Sun had just entered Aries on April 19th.

   Read a little more about how astrology has the Sun incorrectly placed in a previous blog, and in another blog discussing the effects of precession.
Caution: Objects viewed with an optical aid are further than they appear.
   Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.

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