zodiacal constellation


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zodiacal constellation

n
(Astrology) any of the 12 constellations after which the signs of the zodiac are named: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, or Pisces
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The ecliptic circle is divided into twelve equal 30[degrees] portions, and each portion designated as a zodiacal constellation. The first of these, Aries, is defined to start at the vernal equinox, the point on the sky where the Sun's path crosses the equator in March.
Scorpius is the eighth zodiacal constellation and the ecliptic passes through its extreme north-western corner.
Pollux is the brightest star in which zodiacal constellation?
22 In which zodiacal constellation are the bright stars Denebola and Regulus?
The zodiacal constellation of Aquarius aptly hosts the planet Neptune from 2012 through 2021.
Cancer, the mythical crab that attacked Hercules in his fight with Hydra the water snake, is an inconspicuous zodiacal constellation. Luckily however it is sandwiched between the bright stars Procyon, Regulus and Pollux, which gives the observer from less than pristine skies some chance of finding it.
As an ancient zodiacal constellation it was also referred to as the Cock, or Hen, recalling the Hen and Chickens of the Pleiades.
To enter cluster country, follow Orion's three-star Belt northwestward to the zodiacal constellation of Taurus, the Bull.
The phrase "he is in the second position" could be understood as the second zodiacal constellation or month which the sun traverses throughout the year.
(Cancer, the only fainter zodiacal constellation, won't appear for several more months.) All three, plus several neighboring constellations, represent mythological figures that are associated with water.
The most notable part of this dim zodiacal constellation is the Western Fish, also called the Circlet--a roundish pattern of faint stars just below the Great Square.