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December 31 3:50 PM the Capricorn Sun sets on London Fields

Autumn Equinox in London Fields

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Detail: The Electric Astrolabe shows the sky at 8:30 in the morning in Baalbek at the solstice 2005. The "morning star" is Mercury Jupiter is at the Midheaven and occupies the place the sun will be at midday.  The twin bright stars of the constellation of the Goat, now because of the precession of the equinoxes  in the  sign  of Sagittarius.

We can see from Babylonian records that ancient astronomers were fully capable of  recognizing and recording detailed astronomical facts. Some of their records have survived. 



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