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arfis
2010-Aug-24, 09:14 AM
The broad conjunction between the new moon and Jupiter in the evening sky tonight gives an opportunity to see the angle between the lunar orbit and the ecliptic.

The eclipse on 15 January is marked on the chart above as the meeting of the moon and the light blue and yellow lines in the upper left corner. The yellow line is the sun and the light blue line is the lunar north node. When the node, the sun and the moon meet we have an eclipse.http://www.chinaexpatforum.com/index.php

In the three days since 15 January, the new moon has moved into conjunction with Jupiter, which has inclination of 1.3 degrees to the ecliptic. The moon's path, given by the perpendicular bisect of its horns, is well north of Jupiter, showing the steep 5 degree inclination between the lunar orbit and the ecliptic.

Robert Tulip
2010-Aug-28, 12:00 PM
Thank you Arfis for again drawing attention to my comments. Source for the above is http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php/98512-Planet-Positions-for-2010?p=1662773#post1662773