Zodiac constellations are constellations that lie along the plane of the ecliptic.
The ecliptic, or the apparent path of the Sun, is defined by the circular path of the Sun across the sky, as seen from Earth.
In other words, the Sun appears to pass through these constellations over the course of a year.
What is the difference between constellations and zodiac signs?
Zodiac constellations are the constellations which give the zodiac signs to people. Constellations are groups of stars that form a specific pattern and are recognized by mythological figures and have names attributed to them. Constellations are used for the study of astronomy.
Why are the zodiac constellations important?
Astrology is bunk, but the constellations of the zodiac are still of importance because the planets, as well as the Sun and Moon, are all near or on the ecliptic at any given time; thus, they are always found within one of the zodiac constellations.
Do zodiac signs have constellations?
Constellation names and zodiac signs
As the Earth rotates, the sun, the moon and planets travel on a set path through the sky known as the ecliptic. The list of 13 constellations they pass through are known as the stars of the zodiac. The zodiac constellations’ names are: Capricorn.
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