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    Re: Northern lights navigation puzzle
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2022 Nov 18, 08:37 -0800

    In my previous post I mentioned:
    "The major planets are always found within a few degrees of the ecliptic so the stars surrounding that planet must necessarily be one of the twelve zodiac constellations (plus Ophiuchus by modern IAU boundaries, and also, rarely, Cetus, Orion, and Sextans, all of which have corners close to the ecliptic)."

    That got me wondering. When will a major planet be found within the borders of the constellation Cetus? It's soon. And not just once but twice in a row! The planets Venus and Jupiter are heading for a nice conjunction on March 1/2 of 2023, and before that they will both clip the corner of the constellation Cetus near the ecliptic. It looks like Jupiter will be in Cetus from February 6-18 and Venus will pass through Cetus on February 26. Planets in Cetus! Mark your calendars.

    Frank Reed
    Clockwork Mapping / ReedNavigation.com
    Conanicut Island USA

    PS: Speaking of calendars, you still need a paper wall calendar, right? So here's a shameless plug for my neighbor's calendars of her paintings of coastal and pastoral scenes from here on Conanicut Island: 2023 Calendar.


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