Sun Not in Leo Today

22july  According to the pseudoscience of astrology the Sun enters the constellation of Leo the Lion on Tuesday 22 July at 5 pm CDT (22 UT). When in fact the actual position of the Sun today is within the boundaries of the constellation of Cancer the Crab. The Sun is still close to the western boundary of Cancer having just crossed that boundary a couple of days ago.

   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.
   
   
   
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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.

Sun Not in Aquarius Today

The view from Earth.

The view from Earth.

   According to the pseudoscience of astrology the Sun enters the constellation of Aquarius the Water Bearer today, 19 January at 10 pm CST (20 January 4 UT). When in fact the actual position of the Sun today is within the boundary of the constellation of Capricornus the Sea Goat, as this graphic shows. Actually the Sun had just entered Capricornus 2 hours earlier.

   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.Sun Not In

Sun Enters Capricornus Today

Click on graphic to see it full size.

Click on graphic to see it full size.

   Today Sunday 19 January at 1 pm CST, (19 UT), the Sun in its apparent eastward motion along the ecliptic, moves out of the constellation Sagittarius the Archer and into the constellation of Capricornus 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. Which will be tomorrow when the sun is not in the astrological sign of Aquarius.

   This is a corrected page that should have been posted on Sunday 19 January.
Ok, ok! I got ahead of myself and hit Publish not only too soon on the wrong day,
and I also misread the date/time on my astronomy software and had that incorrect on the graphics as well.

   
   
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.

Sun Not In Scorpio Today

oct-sun-ani   According to the pseudoscience of astrology the Sun enters the constellation of Scorpio the Scorpion today, 23 October. When in fact the actual position of the Sun today is within the boundary of the constellation of Virgo the Harvest Maiden, as the banner graphic at the top of the page shows. This animated graphic shows the Sun’s apparent eastward motion along the ecliptic at 5-day intervals during October.
   Read a little more about how astrology has the Sun incorrectly placed in a previous blog, and an another blog discussing the effects of precession.

   
   
   
   Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.

Sun Enters Cancer

The Sun 'is in' Cancer

The Sun ‘is in’ Cancer

   At 1 pm CDT today, 20 July, the Sun in its apparent eastward motion crosses the boundary between the zodiacal constellations of the Gemini Twins and Cancer the Crab.
   The Sun is said to be ‘in’ Cancer – a reference to the Sun being somewhere within the boundaries, or borders of a constellation.
   This also marks the Astronomical or true position of the Sun’s position along the ecliptic relative to the thirteen constellations of the Astronomical zodiac in the background.

   
   
   Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information.