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Sky Map: Allahabad, India January 24th 2001

Sky Map for Kumbha Mela, 2001

india light graphic This is a map of the night sky as it appeared on Jan. 24th, 2001 at midnight over Allahabad.

The view covers a large section of sky centered directly overhead, at the "Zenith", the term used to describe the top center of the bowl of the sky at any moment in time.

Across the zenith, in a great broad "river" of light runs the Milky Way, echoing the symbolism of the rivers celebrated during Kumbha Mela.

To the right can be seen Orion, the Hunter, and just above his bow are the horns of Taurus, and the Pleiades; the Gemini twins play just to the left of the Milky Way.

The planet Jupiter at this moment is in the constellation Taurus, with Saturn and the Pleaides forming a beautiful triangle in the night sky.

These maps were made using The Sky astronomy sofware, by Software Bisque.


- Don Dillinger


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