Tychosium 2-D

Click on “Start” and see how our binary “Solar System” truly revolves.
Next, click on “Progressive” to see the paths traced by our system’s bodies.
Then, click on “Trace” to view all of the beautiful patterns traced by the same.

See the Pen TYCHOSIUM 2-D v.1.2 on CodePen.


Tychosium User’s Manual


The Tychosium is a bi-dimensional overhead view (as seen from above Earth’s North Pole) of our Sun-Mars ‘geoaxial’ binary system. For graphic clarity and convenience, the solstice of June 21, 2000 CE (Common Era) was chosen to represent “year 0” in the Tychosium. On that date, the Sun was at “12 o’clock” and at the highest point (+23°.26’) of its inclined orbit — while Mars and Venus both happened to be aligned in superior conjunction.

You may speed up or slow down using the sliders or step forward and backward to browse dates. Use the scale (zoom) functions to see detail or get a wider view. Note that orbits are to scale but planetary bodies are shown unnaturally larger for illustrative purposes.

The Tychosium allows you to view our system under two ‘year types’ or, if you will, in two ‘calendar modes’:

1. TYCHOS OPTIMAL viewing mode
The default mode is “TYCHOS OPTIMAL”. In this mode, the Tychosium will follow my proposed / revised Tychos calendar (with its ideal year-count of 365.22057 days, see: Chapter 32). Most remarkably, this mode will actually agree with currently available long-term predictions of, for instance, solar eclipses and future transits of Mercury and Venus in front of the Sun’s disc. At the same time, it also agrees with past such recurrences to a high degree of precision. The same level of accuracy is enjoyed by the recurrences of Mars’s periodic opposition transits throughout the ages. At the completion of one Tychos Great Year (of 25344 years), the Sun will correctly return to its start position — i.e.; frame “0” in the Tychosium (June 21, 2000 CE).

2. GREGORIAN viewing mode
In GREGORIAN mode, the Tychosium will obey to our current Gregorian calendar (with its year-count of 365.24219 days) which, however, doesn’t account for Earth’s 1-mph motion. Therefore, the respective positions of our Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars will gradually slip out of phase over time (much as has been lamented by astronomers in the last centuries). At the completion of one Tychos Great Year (of 25344 years), the Sun will ultimately end up offset by 180° in relation to the Tychosium’s start position (June 21, 2000 CE).

The Tychosium’s “go to date” button allows you to dial [yyyy-mm-dd] any date of your choice — for instance, your birthday — and view the respective positions of the Sun, Mars, Venus, Mercury and our Moon on that day. Make sure you are in TYCHOS OPTIMAL mode when dialing any historical date. You may then compare the various planetary positions with any conventional planetarium so as to verify that those lunar & planetary positions all nicely match up even though the configurations of the TYCHOS and COPERNICAN models are radically different.

As you activate the “TRACE” button, you will see the beautiful trajectories traced over time by Mars, Mercury and Venus. However, before you activate it, make sure that you fully realize that Mercury and Venus (the Sun’s two moons) are simply revolving around the Sun — in perfectly uniform / circular fashion. The same goes for Mars, although in a different way: since Mars is the small (“magnetically-bound”) binary companion of the Sun, its motion is strongly conditioned by the Sun — causing it to periodically “deviate” from its otherwise uniform circular revolution around our system (as it transits in so-called “opposition”, when closest to Earth).

The “PROGRESSIVE” option will activate the trace function starting from the moment that you click on it.

The MONTH RING keeps track of the Sun’s position as of the chosen calendar mode (TYCHOS OPTIMAL or GREGORIAN). When viewing the Tychosium in TYCHOS OPTIMAL mode, the MONTH RING will ideally follow Earth’s clockwise-motion around its 25344-year PVP orbit — always in sync with the Sun. When viewing the Tychosium in GREGORIAN mode (and advancing into the future), the MONTH RING will gradually revolve in anti-clockwise fashion, eventually ending up distorted by 180° at the completion of a 25344-year period (the Tychos Great Year).

The purpose of these two buttons is only to “virtually visualize” some aspects of our solar and planetary motions. The “BROWN DISC” shows the area around which the Sun’s orbit slowly slides around (in clockwise direction) as it follows Earth’s 25344-year orbital journey. The “DEFERENTS” button shows a series of virtual rings which represent the “off-center offsets” of the orbits of Mars, Venus and Mercury in relation to the Sun’s orbit, a bit like Ptolemy had envisioned — so this legendary yet dismissed astronomer of yore wasn’t all wrong after all!

The ZODIAC RING is, naturally, immobile: it simply indicates the fixed celestial locations of our twelve surrounding constellations which astrologers adopted, about 2000 years ago, for their charts. Since then, however, Earth has moved by about 1/12th of its orbital circumference. This goes to explain why, in our current epoch, we “meet up” with the Sun as it transits in front of a different (adjacent) constellation compared to 2000 years ago. For instance, if you were born on February 5 in our current J2000 epoch (like myself), astrologers will consider you to be an “Aquarius” even though the Sun transited in front of Capricorn on that day.

The “STARS” Toggle will show or hide 3 significant North Stars and their names (stars on the Polaris-Vega-Polaris orbit of Earth)

The “NAMES” Toggle will toggle the names of orbiting bodies.

The beautiful paths traced by Earth and the Sun as they complete one Great Year

Tychosium 3-D

Patrik Holmquist has also developed a magnificent in-browser Tychosium 3-D to learn with and enjoy. To view and interact with our geoaxial, binary “Solar System” is a truly breathtaking experience.

Please purchase site access to use our 3-D program. The fee also gives you full access to all the book chapters (here at tychos.info) as well as a PDF copy of the book.

Below — preview of Tychosium 3-D

Tychosium 3D Preview PNG

Chapter 21: About the Tychosium

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