Talk:Celestial equator

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Astronomy (Rated Stub-class, High-importance)
WikiProject icon Celestial equator is within the scope of WikiProject Astronomy, which collaborates on articles related to Astronomy on Wikipedia.
Stub-Class article Stub  This article has been rated as Stub-Class on the project's quality scale.
 High  This article has been rated as High-importance on the project's importance scale.

Find sources: "Celestial equator" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR · free images

It should say "the ecliptic passes through pisces, leo ect.." not the Celestial equator

Taurus lies fully north of the celestial equator but still comes very close to it (a few arcminutes). So I have removed it from the list of equatorial constellations. S k a t e b i k e r 18:28, 11 August 2006 (UTC)

According to the IAU boundaries, the SW corner of Taurus extends below the CE by a little over a degree. -Lasunncty 01:06, 27 August 2006 (UTC)

An observer standing on the Earth's equator visualizes the celestial equator as a semicircle passing directly overhead through the zenith. As the observer moves north (or south), the celestial equator tilts towards the southern (or northern) horizon.

This means the two are nearly the same, right? 23:55, 14 September 2007 (UTC)