Say I were to look due north at midnight on 1 Jan 2008 from a given location, are the stars I would see in the same place as they were on 1 Jan 1998, or 1 Jan 1808?
The reason I ask comes from this site:
and specifically this picture.
The author claims that by viewing night sky at midnight on 6 Jan from a particular hill in South Warwickshire, you can deduce the resting place of the Ark of the Covenant.
Now this is only 20 mins from my house, so it’s all quite exciting.
BUT… the whole premis seems to rely on the fact that the stars would be in the same position at that specific time as they were 100 yrs ago (or whenever the window was created).
By drawing a line through two stars in The Plough (which are linked to the Ark legend) it hits a point on the horizon - like this - and there lies the Ark (or so it goes).
If the stars don’t stay constant, that line could be anywhere though, hence my question.