astronomy 131 lab / Signs of the Zodiac
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Signs of the Zodiac
Twelve constellations ,which the Sun crosses in its path across the ecliptic ,are considered the constellations of the zodiac – Well really 13 – when you were born the Sun was crossing one of these constellations. Your Sun-sign is predominantly used to create your horoscope. However if you add in the 13th constellation, Ophiuchus, your sign may have changed.
Research this constellation, where it is located relative to the other constellations, how it changes the dates and why it has been around for thousands of years and never used. Note the 13 constellations are related to sidereal months. Discuss with your classmates how you would likely feel if the 13 constellations of the zodiac were adopted by the Astrological community.
In addition I want you to investigate the location of your sign of the zodiac (not your horoscope) and then see if it is visible in the night sky using an online star chart. If it is, go out on a clear night and find it. You will be able to see it with your un aided eyes. Go ahead and track your constellation over the semester, if it is not visible now maybe it will rise some time during the semester.
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