Planetary Alignment on my Date of Birth

  1. 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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  3. JesseM

    JesseM 8,490
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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...)
     
  4. JesseM

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    Last edited: Aug 7, 2005
  5. tony873004

    tony873004 1,555
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  6. if it were to scale that would be a VERY big tattoo.
     
  7. Phobos

    Phobos 2,020
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    at least it wouldn't take much ink (unless you show orbital paths)
     
  8. DaveC426913

    DaveC426913 15,942
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    What about 2003UB213?? Your tatoo will be out-of-date the moment the ink dries without it!
     
  9. DaveC426913

    DaveC426913 15,942
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    Based on Tony's data.

    You want alignment, not scale, right? So it'd look something like this:
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2006
  10. DaveC426913

    DaveC426913 15,942
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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?
     
  11. JesseM

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    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.
     
  12. DaveC426913

    DaveC426913 15,942
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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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