Positions for the Galactic Center

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1940 - 26sag02

1950 - 26sag10

1960 - 26sag18

1970 - 26sag27

1980 - 26sag35

1990 - 26sag44

1/1/2001: 26 Sag 51.8 min

motion = 1.39667333 degrees/century, or 2147 years/sign

The Galactic Center is the center of gravity for the galaxy. It is that point around which our Sun, and the whole of our Milky Way Galaxy, is turning about once every 220 - 240 million years.

Read what Wikipedia says about the Galactic Center