Matrix Message #67

Position of The Orion Constellation Star Betelgeuse

In the Year-2000 "Sky Matrix"

Grid LONG 04 (deg) X 04 (min) X 15 (sec) E.ALNITAK ... = 240 E.ALNITAK.

[ 04 GEMINI 01' 05" is the standard notation ... so we transcribe this, relative to the position of ALNITAK ... which is at 29 TAURUS 56' 50" (to the nearest arc- second). So .... we "add" 03 min and 10 sec onto the standard notation ].

Grid LAT -16 (deg) X 02 (min) X 1.007860451 (sec) South ... = 32.25153443 South (of the ecliptic).

Grid POINT Value of Year-2000 Betelgeuse 240 / 32.25153443 = 7.441506403 ...

and this is a *precise match* of the number of arc-seconds of longitude (W.Giza)

for The Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. (Morton, 1998).

The Grid LONG of The Washington Monument is ... 108 (deg) X 10 (min) X 7.441506403 (sec) W.Giza ... = 8036.826915 W.Giza. [ W.Greenwich 77 deg 02 min 6.641506403 sec ].

Also ... "7.441506403" is a decimal harmonic of the actual Area of The Sarsen Circle at Stonehenge ... 7441.506403 Square Feet (Munck, 1992).

Relationship to Year-2000 Position of MINTAKA

The Grid LAT of Betelgeuse, "32.25153443" South .. is a decimal harmonic of the RECIPROCAL of the Grid POINT Value of the year-2000 position of the Orion belt-star MINTAKA. Please see my article, "A Sky Matrix" .. parts One and Two .. {http://www.farshore.force9.co.uk/skymat_1.htm} ... where I describe my calculations for a Grid POINT Value of (Pi Cubed) for MINTAKA. [ 1 / (Pi Cubed) = 0.03225153443 ].

Relationship to Year-2000 Position of SIRIUS

In that same article just noted, I have my Grid POINT Value calculated for the star SIRIUS (year-2000) ... as ... "2.368705056". Notice that this is a decimal harmonic of the Square of the actual radius of The Sarsen Circle at Stonehenge (Munck, 1992) ... (48.66934411 Feet) Squared ... = 2368.705056.

Notice what happens when we divide the (year-2000) Grid POINT Value of Betelgeuse (Morton, 2000) by the year-2000 Grid POINT Value of SIRIUS (Morton, 1999) ... 7.441506403 / 2.368705056 = 3.141592654 = Precisely Pi.

A 'Display' of Finding 'Area of a Circle' We have, here, a 'display' of the common formula for finding Area of a Circle, if we know the radius of the given Circle ... Pi X ( "r" Squared) = Area. We are being "directly referred" to Stonehenge ... specifically, to The Sarsen Circle.

We are being *shown* the idea of the "decimal harmonic" ... the "floating decimal point" ... in that "2368.705056" becomes 2.368705056 ... and "7441.506403" becomes 7.441506403. Of course, this implies the use of Base 10. We are also being 'implicitly referred' to the use of our "modern" FEET .. as units of metrology. Obviously, we're also being 'shown' the 360 arc-degree system.

-- Michael Lawrence Morton (c) copyright 2000 Copying and forwarding of this article is encouraged, provided the copyright is included. Thanks -- MLM.

P.S. I urge any astronomers out there ... "amateur" and "professional" alike ... to please make current observations ... to see how close your star-positions are, to my "Sky Matrix" ... using my article and using the data-page linked in that article. Don't forget to adjust the longitude, relative-to the longitude position of the prime meridian marker-star ... ALNITAK, in the belt of Orion. Assume a position for ALNITAK of .. 29 deg TAURUS 56' 56", to the nearest arc-second. -- MLM