Prince William: Natal Sky
Definition: [Prince William Horoscope] The night sky over St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London when Prince William was born to Princess Diana at 21:03 BST, 21 June 1982.
Prince William's Natal Sky - Horizon Charts: Shown below are views of William's natal sky, i.e. how the constellations appeared as viewed from London and where the planets appeared against those background constellations at the moment of William's birth. Examples of the sky to the north, south, east and west are shown. For the view of the sky to the south east, follow the link to William's Ascendant.
Prince William's Natal Sky - The Complete Visible Sky: The chart shown below would be your complete view of the sky if you looked overhead from St Mary's' Hospital Paddington at the time of William's birth. The line from north west to south east is the Ecliptic. The line from west to east is the Celestial Equator.
William's natal sky: the visible sky - i.e. that part of the sky above the horizon - as viewed from London on 21 June 1982 at 21:03 BST.
The spin of the Earth is just about to make the Sun appear to set to the north west - its normal 'setting' position at the Summer Solstice. The Moon, which is positioned relative to the Sun and Earth such that it is 'new' [i.e. dark as seen from Earth] can be seen against the constellation of Gemini, the Twins. Further to the East, Mars, Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter can be seen against the constellation of Virgo the Maiden. Pluto lies quite a distance from the Ecliptic, almost seen against the constellation of Bootes, the Bear Driver. This is because the path of Pluto is quite tilted in comparison to the Ecliptic. See Planetary Zodiac for more information.] Further East, Uranus can be seen against the constellation Libra, the Scales, almost on the cusp with Scorpius, the Scorpion, and Neptune can be seen against the constellation Ophiuchus, the Serpent Bearer.
From London at this time, the Earth's spin has moved you away from a position in which Venus and Mercury are visible, i.e. they are said to have 'set.'
Occultations: As well as being seen against certain constellations, some planets will be seen to appear close to particular stars in those constellations, or occasionally to occult those stars. Occultation means that viewed from Earth the planet lies directly between the Earth and the star rendering the star invisible. At Prince William's birth the following occultations occurred:
Sun None. Mercury Within 2 degrees of Aldeberan, "The Follower", Alpha Tauri in Taurus. Venus Within 10 degrees of the Pleiades Star Cluster** Moon Occults Mu Geminorum, in Gemini. Mars Within 5 degrees of Gamma Virginis, a binary star system in Virgo. Jupiter Within 5 degrees of Spica, "The Ear of Wheat", Alpha Virginis, in Virgo. Saturn Within 5 degrees of Gamma Virginis, a binary star system in Virgo. Uranus Within 2 degrees of Graffias, "The Claws", Beta Scorpii, and Delta Scorpii*. Neptune None Pluto None. * in the neighboring constellation of Scorpius. ** In contrast to statements in several of William's web horoscopes, Venus is nowhere near Algol, "The Medusa's Head", Beta Perseus. Perseus is not even a Solar Zodiac constellation!
Further Information: Shown below is the positional information of the planets at the moment of William's birth.
Right Distance From 51°31'N 0°10'W: Ascension Declination (AU) Altitude Azimuth Sun 6h 0m 26s +23° 26.4' 1.016 0.710 128.588 Up Mercury 4h 31m 36s +17° 53.8' 0.743 -13.725 144.644 Set Venus 3h 35m 10s +17° 23.2' 1.281 -18.441 157.763 Set Moon 6h 21m 42s +22° 34.8' 57.0 ER 2.654 124.015 Up Mars 12h 33m 49s -3° 39.2' 1.022 31.383 27.467 Up Jupiter 13h 55m 19s -10° 27.0' 4.843 27.983 3.189 Up Saturn 13h 1m 5s -3° 44.1' 9.369 33.001 19.654 Up Uranus 15h 57m 38s -20° 18.6' 17.986 14.178 -26.737 Up Neptune 17h 40m 46s -22° 3.0' 29.259 2.821 -48.241 Up Pluto 13h 55m 39s +6° 39.0' 29.547 45.075 3.909 Up
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. For the meanings of Right Ascension, Declination, Altitude and Azimuth follow those links.
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