The chart above shows the zodiac, the band of the sky in which the sun, moon, and planets move. The chart is oriented as if you were looking to the south from somewhere in the northern hemisphere. If you look carefully you may even be able to recognize some of the stars or constellations in the chart.
The symbols superimposed on the chart show the locations of the sun, moon, planets, and the 12 signs of the zodiac. The English name for each of the symbols used above is given in the table to the left along with the position calculated or the defined position of the signs of the zodiac.
The accuracies of the positions are a fraction of an arc minute for the sun and inner planets, an arc minute for the outer planets, and two arc minutes for the moon. 1000 years from the present, these formulae will have additional errors on the order of 2 arc minutes for the sun and planets, and 7 arc minutes for the moon.