Solar Orbital Parameters
Name: Ed M.
There are 4 cardinal points in a planetary orbit.
The two equinox and perihelion and aphelion.
The sun is off on a tear through space.
1. Is the plane of the planetary orbit in the same plane and the
vector of the solar movement?
2. If so, or nearly so, on what day does earth intersect the path
of solar movement?
-or- Restated, on what day is the earth in front of the sun in
path of the sun.
3. Finely understanding that every object in space is on a curved
path dictated by all the other masses,
in what apparent direction is the sun currently heading. And at
what apparent velocity with respect to the
stars along the indicted path?
The Sun is heading in the general direction of Hercules. Not sure
of the velocity in that direction, though.
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