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Planetary Alignment on my Date of Birth

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porselin13
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Aug7-05, 12:19 PM
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Would someone direct me to a specialist, website or any other way of
find out how the planets were aligned on my date of birth. I was born August 03, 1978 at 10:07am. I want a tattoo of all the 9 planets (including the sun and the earth moon) as they were aligned on my date of birth. Can someone help me please?
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JesseM
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Aug7-05, 01:10 PM
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Here's one site, but you probably want to check at least one or two others to make sure they all agree (and this one doesn't have the moon, unfortunately):

http://www.fourmilab.ch/cgi-bin/uncgi/Solar

(also, note the different display options, like real vs. logarithmic vs. equally spaced orbit sizes, and the option to zoom in on the inner system...)
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Aug7-05, 01:22 PM
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Here's a downloadable simulator:

http://www.pwr-tools.com/simsolar/

And another with a demo version you can download:

http://www.3dinteractivo.com/

But the best free simulator out there is probably "Celestia":

http://www.shatters.net/celestia/

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Aug7-05, 02:10 PM
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Planetary Alignment on my Date of Birth

http://orbitsimulator.com/orbiter/1978a.GIF
http://orbitsimulator.com/orbiter/1978b.GIF
http://orbitsimulator.com/orbiter/1978c.GIF
yourdadonapogostick
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Aug7-05, 02:12 PM
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if it were to scale that would be a VERY big tattoo.
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at least it wouldn't take much ink (unless you show orbital paths)
DaveC426913
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Aug8-05, 12:13 PM
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What about 2003UB213?? Your tatoo will be out-of-date the moment the ink dries without it!
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Aug8-05, 12:53 PM
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Based on Tony's data.

You want alignment, not scale, right? So it'd look something like this:
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Aug8-05, 01:01 PM
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Wow. Did you know that, on your birthdate, every single planet in the Solar System was on the opposite side of the Sun from Earth?
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Quote Quote by DaveC426913
What about 2003UB213?? Your tatoo will be out-of-date the moment the ink dries without it!
Maybe it'd be better to leave out Pluto, it's just sort of a historical accident that it was called a planet, a bit like if Ceres had been discovered before it was realized that it was just a member of a large family of asteroids in the asteroid belt. There are probably other Kuiper belt/Oort cloud objects even further out than Pluto and 2003UB213 that are in the same size range but just haven't been discovered yet.
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Aug8-05, 09:23 PM
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Well, I guess the best guideline for what should - and should not - be included should be what the SS looked like on that date. Thus 2003UB213 is not included, but Pluto is. Any other way would date the tattoo.


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