Prince William: 21st Birthday Solar Return Star Charts
Definition: [Prince William Horoscope] 21:03 BST, 21 June 2003 is Prince William's 21st birthday. Astrologers often calculate a 'solar return' horoscope for a time such as this. The solar system, star charts and planetary positions for William's 21st birthday are given below.
Prince William's 21st Birthday Star Charts There are two charts below. One shows the northern hemisphere sky on 21st Jun 2003, the other the southern hemisphere sky. The curved line - marked in degrees - in each hemsipshere is the Ecliptic.
Prince William's 21st birthday: the northern hemisphere sky on 21 June 2003 at 21:03 BST.
Prince William's 21st birthday: the southern hemisphere sky on 21 June 2003 at 21:03 BST.
Prince William's 21st birthday has two striking planetary conjunctions from the View Point of Earth: the Sun together with Saturn and Venus together with Mercury.
The Sun is seen just on the cusp of Gemini, the Twins, with Saturn lying very close to it seen against the stars of Gemini close to the border with Orion, the Hunter. Venus and Mercury are both seen against the stars of Taurus, the Bull. They are so close, from the Earth's View Point, that Venus effectively occults Mercury. Jupiter is in Cancer, the Crab, close to the cusp of Leo, the Lion. The half Moon is transiting Pisces, the Fishes. Mars and Uranus lie very close together against the stars of Aquarius, the Water Carrier. Neptune is transiting Capricornus, the Sea Goat. Pluto is seen against the stars of Ophiuchus, close to the cusp of Serpens Cauda, the Serpent's Tail.
The movement of the Sun and planets along the Ecliptic as seen from Earth is generally towards greater angles unless the planet has an apparent Retrograde motion. For example, since William's birth, Pluto - the slowest moving planet, as seen from Earth - has moved about 45° from approximately 210° of the Ecliptic in Virgo, the Maiden to approximately 255° of the Ecliptic in Ophiuchus, the Serpent Bearer.
Occultations: There are very few occultations of the stars by the planets, as seen from Earth, at Prince William's 21st birthday:
Sun None. Mercury Within 5 degrees of Tau Tauri, in Taurus. Venus Within 5 degrees of Tau Tauri, in Taurus. Moon None. Mars None. Jupiter None. Saturn Occults Propus, Eta Geminorum, in Gemini. Uranus None. Neptune Within 2 degrees of Theta Capricorni in Capricornus. Pluto Within 2 degrees of Sabik, Eta Ophiuchi in Ophiuchus.
Further Information: Shown below is the positional information of the planets at the moment of William's 21st birthday.
ER is 'Earth radii' i.e. the Moon lies 57 times the radius of the Earth away from the Earth. The other distances are in AU, astronomical units. 1 AU is the average distance from the Earth to the Sun, i.e. Neptune and Pluto are both more than twenty-nine times further from the Sun than the Earth is. Azimuth in the above table follows the astronomical convention: zero degrees is South with positive angles toward the West and negative angles toward the East. From the viewpoint of the place of birth of Prince William, the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn are all above the horizon - though as the Sun is still in the sky they will not be visible - the Moon and the other planets are below the horizon..
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