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Saturn's Rings Edge OnMercury Apparitions

A.8 Uranus' Poles Side On (2 every 84 years; occur at night)

Uranus' poles are viewed side on (* is head on) in the following years.

(Leo) (Sco) (Aqr) (Tau)

1882 1901* 1923 1946*

1966 1985* 2007 2030*

When Uranus is in Leo, its poles are side on and the spin is bottom to top. When in Scorpius, the south pole of Uranus is head on and the spin is clockwise. When in Aquarius, the poles are side on and the spin is top to bottom. When in Taurus, the north pole of Uranus is head on and the spin is counterclockwise.

The cycle repeats every 84.01 years after the poles are twice head on. The intervals are 39.0 and 45.0 years.

Saturn's Rings Edge OnMercury Apparitions



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