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Originally posted by Phage
As I'm sure you are aware, the "wobble" of the Earth's axis causes what is known as the precession of the equinoxes. The change in the length of the day is caused by the tilt of the Earth's axis, at the equinox the day and night are of the same length. But because the axis "wobbles" in a circular path the Earth's position in its orbit when the equinox occurs changes over time, so the Sun appears in a slightly different location at each equinox. As time goes by the Sun "moves" into a different zodiacal constellation at the time of the equinoxes (precession).
The path of the ecliptic is determined by the orbital plane of the Earth around the Sun. That doesn't change (well, not much and not in the period of a measly 26,000 years anyway). So, no, the Sun will not appear in Orion or anywhere else but one of the zodiacal constellations. Not unless something very bad happens but then we would have a lot more to worry about than fixing our charts.
[edit on 7/31/2010 by Phage]
Originally posted by LeoVirgo
reply to post by Phage
About the 13 number....didnt the Mayans, although Im not aware of them using 'constellations' but didnt they use a 13 month calendar or a divided circle of time that was broke down into 13 parts? It seems I read that...`
If a great year is 26,000 years, well 13 fits nicely into that for 'ages'.