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on Oct 27, 2011

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The ecliptic and celestial equator intersect at the spring and autumn equinox points. The ecliptic represents the sun’s apparent yearly path in front of the constellations of the Zodiac. The celestial equator is simply a circle drawn around the sky, above Earth’s equator.

The ecliptic and celestial equator intersect at the spring and autumn equinox points. The ecliptic represents the sun's apparent yearly path in front of the constellations of the Zodiac.  The celestial equator is simply a circle drawn around the sky, above Earth's equator.