Center of galaxy on eliptic

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Is there a reason the center of the galaxy is along the elipitic (in Sagitarius)? Or is that just a coincidence.
 

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To the best of my knowledge I would say that it is merely coincidence.
 
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And it's only temporary, it happens twice in each orbit of the sun around the galaxy (250Myr?) so in a 100Myr it will be 90deg away.

It's also not a very good coincidence, it's 5-6deg off out of a possible 90.
 

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