Contrary to popular belief, there are actually 13 zodiacal constellations, if you pay attention to the way astronomers define them.
In addition to Capricornus, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpius, and Sagittarius, the Sun also passes through Ophiuchus.
In what constellation would you see the sun?
So, the Sun appears to move through the constellations of the zodiac, which is why you hear that the Sun is in a particular zodiac constellation in a particular month. For example, in September, the Sun is in the constellation of Virgo. In October, it will go to the constellation of Libra, and so on.
Why are some constellations visible all year?
Why Do We See Different Constellations During the Year? If observed through the year, the constellations shift gradually to the west. This is caused by Earth’s orbit around our Sun. In the summer, viewers are looking in a different direction in space at night than they are during the winter.
How do stars move in the night sky?
WHY DO STARS APPEAR TO MOVE ACROSS THE NIGHT SKY
There are actually two different reasons why stars appear to move across our sky. The first is because the Earth is spinning and second because the Earth itself is moving around the Sun.
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