- uploaded: Aug 20, 2013
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This is re uploaded because the link was broken or sabotaged.The Moon's path actually does hug more closely to the ecliptic than to the celestial equator. Yes, the plane of the Moon's orbit is inclined by an average of 5.15 to the ecliptic. and yes, the celestial equator is inclined by 23.44 to the ecliptic. The nodes (points at which the Moon's path and the ecliptic intersect) retrogress through the ecliptic with a period of 18.6 years. In 2006 the inclination of the Moon's orbit relative to the equator was at a maximum of nearly 29. In 2015 it should reach a minimum of about 18. So, in case someone tries to talk over your head the fact of the matter is that the moon should never be more than 5 degrees off of the ecliptic. Venus is great indicator in this regard. If the moon is 30 degrees away from venus.... there is a problem.Here was the predicted path of the moon in August.http://www.curtrenz.com/moon12.html You tell me if its variation off the ecliptic changed.