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Originally posted by baalberith
1/ Transit of Venus across the disc of the sun June 8th 2004 start - June 6th 2012 ends
2/ November 13th 2012 Total Solar Eclipse 6th + 8th +13th = 27!
3/ 27th March 2012 first of two maximum elongations of Venus
4/ 13 last Zodiac being “The snake Handler”
Ophiuchus (pronounced /ˌɒfiːˈjuːkəs/ Óphiúchus, genitive Ophiuchi /ˌɒfiːˈjuːkaɪ/; Greek Ὀφιοῦχος) is a large constellation located around the celestial equator. Its name is Greek for 'snake-holder', and it is commonly represented as a man grasping the snake that is represented by the constellation Serpens. Ophiuchus was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 1st century astronomer Ptolemy, and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations. It was formerly referred to as Serpentarius (/ˌsɝːpənˈtɛəriəs/), a Latin word meaning the same as its current name.
Ophiuchus is a zodiacal constellation (meaning that the Sun passes through it during the course of the year), but unlike the other twelve, it does not lend its name to an astrological sign.
5/ 2+7+6+6+6=27 = By counting the number of days after new moon, that one saw exactly the first quarter, and by knowing that a full 360° revolution took about 27 days, able to measure the angle as 87°. This meant the Sun was 1/cos(87°) = 19 times further away than the Moon.
6/ By similar triangles, since the Sun is 19 times further than the Moon (Aristarchus, 275 B.C.E.), the Sun must be 19 times larger than the Moon.
How odd!!! maybe its the two maximum elongations of Venus?.