What the Stars Tell of The Times – The Washington Times, February 9, 1896
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What the Stars Tell of The Times
Horoscope of a Newspaper Cast by an Astrologist
An astrologer has cast the horoscope of The Times and given some practical hints about the ancient science, as follows:
Astrophotography by Anthony Ayiomamitis – Analemma with the Parthenon
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Following up on my antique sundials posting, I just came across this stunning photography by Anthony Ayiomamitis that shows the sun’s yearly orbit seen from a stationary points around various ancient ruins in Greece. The figure 8 design that the sun creates is called an Analemma. It’s a curve representing the angular offset of the sun from its mean position on the celestial sphere as viewed from Earth. The sun’s position in the figure 8 varies by geography and time of year, but when a series of photographs are taken from one location you can see the sun’s relative path through the seasons.