This page shows our view of the stars as we went around the sun for a year and the sun made a little progress around the galaxy, carrying us along. The ecliptic, or sun path is in purple. It goes up in June and down in December for the solstices. In between are the equinoxs of March and September.
There are four links to panoramas -- one for each season. If you do not have QuickTime 3 (or higher), you see the link cursor, but you don't know the target, except by the stars. (For a pano with links that work without QuickTime 3+, see this page. You can also go to the panos directly.)
With QuickTime 3+, the links are labels with text at the bottom of the display. There are many hotspots for text labels of stars and constellations. For now, the labels are not linked to anything. In between, twirl and whirl with the unearthly freedom of quick time.
List of QTVRs on this site. This page also has help and links to information, including QuickTime movie settings.
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