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    Default Is our Solar System heading North or South direction?



    Ok, it is my understanding that our solar system is moving around the centre of the Galaxy according to to the way it is shown in the following 17 second video clip.

    So taking the Earth north pole as a reference, is the solar system moving in the direction of the north pole or south pole?

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    Default Re: Is our Solar System heading North or South direction?

    From what I can interpret from the video the graphic shows the Earth traveling with the north pole towards the direction of movement of the solar system. In other words and to answer your question, the solar system is moving in the direction of the Earth's north pole...according to the way they tilt the solar system shown in the graphic.
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    Default Re: Is our Solar System heading North or South direction?

    Dang,..why do we in the southern hemisphere always seem to playing second fiddle, it would have been nice to see us leading the way...
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    Default Re: Is our Solar System heading North or South direction?

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    The link in your second post was removed as it was asking for permission to download a 'browser tool package'.
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    Default Re: Is our Solar System heading North or South direction?

    No sweat, thank you ghswen, sorry about that.

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    Default Re: Is our Solar System heading North or South direction?

    Ben D, not sure why you're so disappointed - surely it means anything in front of us is going to become windscreen splatter on the northern hemisphere and all in the southern hemisphere are a little more protected

    While it may seem daft after seeing that video clip I for some reason had assumed our planets would be in the same plane in the galaxy as they are around the sun. Never even considered we'd be 90 degrees off.
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    Default Re: Is our Solar System heading North or South direction?

    Same for me Toxic Traveller for many years, I likened the Solar system to a discus or frisbie and had it all worked out.

    And good point about us not being the windscreen swatter, I'm feeling much happier now.

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    Default Re: Is our Solar System heading North or South direction?

    Quote Originally Posted by ToxicTraveller View Post
    While it may seem daft after seeing that video clip I for some reason had assumed our planets would be in the same plane in the galaxy as they are around the sun. Never even considered we'd be 90 degrees off.
    Perhaps you don't see the Milky Way where you are? It is visibly at right angles to the plane of the ecliptic.

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    Default Re: Is our Solar System heading North or South direction?

    Keith - that i didn't realize - so then the band of the Milky Way can appear in different positions of the sky depending on the position geographically of the viewer?

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    Default Re: Is our Solar System heading North or South direction?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnrfeeney View Post
    Keith - that i didn't realize - so then the band of the Milky Way can appear in different positions of the sky depending on the position geographically of the viewer?
    Everyone around the Earth sees the same sky, varying only by latitude. You see the Milky Way in different positions depending on the time of year.
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