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Current Planetary Positions

Sun 00° Leo 38' 49"
Moon 13° Sagittarius 44' 57"
Mercury 23° Leo 09' 56"
Venus 14° Virgo 48' 36"
Mars 05° Aquarius 08' 07" R
Jupiter 13° Scorpio 35' 33"
Saturn 04° Capricorn 02' 47" R
Uranus 02° Taurus 28' 03"
Neptune 16° Pisces 11' 05" R
Pluto 19° Capricorn 45' 07" R
Chiron 02° Aries 16' 36" R
TrueNode 05° Leo 54' 41" R

The weight of the sun

 

Imagine all the matter in our system. The Sun, all the planets, the dozens of moons orbiting the planets, the asteroids, comets and all the remaining flotsam. Now imagine you place everything on a giant scale in order to weigh and assess it. Amazingly, you would discover the sun accounts for 99.86% of the total mass!

 

So now try to think of it this way: If the entire solar system is worth $100, the sun would be $99.86. The sun is almost all of it!

 

Of the 14 cents that remain, Jupiter would be 10 cents and Saturn 3 cents. Everything else, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Eris, moons, asteroids, comets etc would be the final penny. The earth would be about 3/100 of that penny.

 

I guess this tells us the Sun is pretty big and the earth is really small.

 

And as for all life including me, you, and the rest of us……………

 

 

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