First Black Hole Photo

Finally the first photo ever taken of a black hole has been released today – at approximately 2:07pm London time:

The image of a black hole captured by the Event Horizon Telescope. Photograph: EHT Collaboration

Sheperd Doeleman, EHT director and Harvard University senior research fellow said: “Black holes are the most mysterious objects in the universe. We have seen what we thought was unseeable. We have taken a picture of a black hole.”

Messier 87 is a super massive black hole – the largest ever detected. It is located in the sign of Virgo, near the border with the constellation Coma Berenices and can be found just over halfway along the line from the bright star Denebola in Leo to Vindemiatrix in Virgo. Another elliptical galaxy, Messier 89, lies just over a degree to the east, while Messier 84 and Messier 86 are about 1.5 degrees to the northwest of M87. Virgo A can also be located using the M84/M86 pair, positioned almost exactly halfway between Denebola and Vindemiatrix. Two fainter ellipticals, NGC 4476 and NGC 4378, can be seen in the same low power field of view as M87. Other galaxies in the vicinity include NGC 4478, NGC 4486A and NGC 4486B. The best time of year to observe M87 and other galaxies in the Virgo Cluster is during the spring.

What about the astrology of the moment?

The chart is cast for London, on 10th April 2019, at 2:07pm.

Jupiter is near the Galactic centre, being opposed by the Moon and trining the Leo Ascendant and the Sun. The Sun is in the 9th house.

Venus conjunct Neptune in 8th – close to Mercury – a happy outcome to a great mystery (one of the objectives was to look at how gravity works at the event horizon surrounding the Black Hole).

With Messier 87 being in Virgo, Venus, Neptune and Mercury are currently in opposition and Jupiter in square.
This alignment always seems to signify some special event and Moon in opp Gemini to Sagittarius symbolises an expansion of our knowledge of the cosmos, and that worldwide people are interested in this scientific wonder.

It’s a great day for more enlightement for humanity!

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