# Which direction does the Earth face as it travels through the Galaxy [duplicate]

According to the Helical model, as the Sun orbits around the galaxy, the planets that orbit the sun are travelling perpendicular to the path of the Sun. This is better shown in this video:

My question is, which pole on Earth faces in the direction that the Sun moves? The South Pole or the North Pole?

• What is the "helical model"? – Rob Jeffries Dec 17 '18 at 18:48
• I think this astronomy.stackexchange.com/questions/28584/… provides an answer to an almost duplicate question. – Rob Jeffries Dec 17 '18 at 18:50
• Vsauce does a nice job as well: youtu.be/IJhgZBn-LHg?t=1014 – uhoh Dec 18 '18 at 3:08
• The YouTube video referred to in the OP is full of nonsense and has been widely debunked. – Rob Jeffries Dec 18 '18 at 7:14
• @JamesK I think the answer directly below this question answers this question in a far better, clearer and more concise way than answers there do. I don't see a need to close this question. – uhoh Feb 29 at 0:56

• +1 I think your answer is a far better, clearer and more concise answer to the OP's question than the linked proposed duplicates, so I'm voting not to close as duplicate! – uhoh Feb 29 at 0:55