posted on May, 30 2011 @ 01:55 AM
Originally posted by weedwhacker
It is a tiny bit....maybe, 2 or 3 degrees. Read the parameters, in the data boxes. OR, just look at the darn diagram!! It's obviously NOT at "33
We can be very specific on this.
The inclination of the orbit is 1.839465381680949 degrees.
But clearly not 33 degrees. Like you, I'm baffled as to where his brain got this number from.
Even its declination will be less than 6 degrees at this time (September 11th).
Edit - actually I think I've worked it out.
He's talking about the location at which it goes from being below the ecliptic, to above the ecliptic.
Its what, if he was a real astronomer, would call the "ascending node".
which is 36.76604 degrees backward from the location internationally agreed as 'zero'.
But its a meaningless number in the context of this conversation.
edit on 30-5-2011 by alfa1 because: more content