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Man must rise above the Earth, to the top of the atmosphere and beyond, for only then will he fully understand the world in which he lives.
Socrates, 469 - 399 BC


The science
and the magic.

Solar System

All things held captive
by the Sun.


Everything else
in the Universe.

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The Sun is in the constellation Ophiuchus.

sun_soho (17K) Current Solar Flare (X-ray) activity : Status
Current Solar Geomagnetic activity :

Updated every ten minutes from the
NOAA Space Environment Center.

Lat 30° North
Long 95° West

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Sunrise (CST) 7:17 am 7:17 am 7:16 am 7:16 am 7:16 am 7:16 am 7:16 am
Sunset (CST) 5:32 pm 5:33 pm 5:34 pm 5:34 pm 5:35 pm 5:36 pm 5:37 pm
Moonrise (CST) 4:23 am 5:14 am 6:04 am 6:51 am 7:35 am 8:17 am 8:56 am
Moonset (CST) 3:15 pm 3:59 pm 4:46 am 5:36 am 6:28 am 7:22 am 8:16 am
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Current Morning Star(s): The planet Jupiter (mag -1.7, low in the east). Current Evening Star(s): Vega mag 0.03, high overhead)

The Stars Of Autumn

10:00 PM Central Daylight Time

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(Latitude 30° North, Longitude 95° West)

Vernal Equinox

4:28 am CST
March 20

Summer Solstice

11:24 pm CDT
June 20
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Winter Solstice

10:27 am CST
December 21

Autumnal Equinox

3:01 pm CDT
September 22

The Planets

(where the planets are right now)
Courtesy of John Walker

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Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune.
real time positions of planets

Venus and the Crescent Moon
Santa Elena, Oaxaca, Mexico - November 27, 2011

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Moonrise Over a Poro Poro Tree
Santa Elena, Oaxaca, Mexico - January 15, 2011

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