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I'm guessing this isn't a great physics question, but I just can't find an answer with Google. If the galactic plane is perfectly horizontal at what angle and rotation will the ecliptic plane of our Solar System be?

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Are you asking for the angle of inclination of the solar system's ecliptic plane with respect to the galactic plane? –  David Z Jan 6 '11 at 22:30
@David: I think so. I think he's also asking for the precession speed of our SSEP with respect to the galaxy's reference frame. –  Malabarba Jan 6 '11 at 22:42

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Galactic Plane and Solar Orienation Galactic Coordinates and Earth

The answer seems to near 60 degrees. Additional description here

I have found this mathematica description of the ecliptic plane relative to the galactic plane.

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That first image is simply amazing. –  user346 Jan 7 '11 at 4:00
@space_cadet Well the 1st image certainly isn't real (as in to scale) –  Jonathan. Jan 8 '11 at 10:32
@Jonathan -AWww, and I thought it was a real photograph ;) –  Gordon Feb 12 '11 at 3:14

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