The Sun, Here not There

view-from-earth-not-in-aquarius   Wednesday January 20th the Sun, in its apparent eastward motion along the ecliptic, moves out of the constellation Sagittarius the Archer and into the constellation of Capricorn the Sea Goat. This is the true or actual position of the Sun as opposed to the pseudoscience of astrology which usually has the astrological Sun one constellation ahead or east from the Astronomical Sun’s position.
   A few hours after the Sun crosses into Capricorn, and according to the pseudoscience of astrology, the Sun enters the constellation of Aquarius the Water Bearer. When in fact, as written above, the actual position of the Sun is still within the boundary of the constellation of Capricorn the Sea Goat.
   
   
   

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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