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From our perspective, the sun moves through the zodiacal constellations, not Earth. But that takes approximately one year - since their are 12 constellations of the zodiac - one for each month.


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There is an imaginary band in the sky called the Plane of the Ecliptic. The planets we can see from earth, never wander above or below that band of sky - so the planets are always in one of the other of the constellations that lie in that band. We call those particular 12 (or 13) constellations the "constellations of the Zodiac".

There is one zodiac constellation that is not included in the traditional zodiac calendar. That constellation is Ophiuchus, and it lies between Scorpius and Sagittarius. This means there are 13 zodiac constellations. Constellations cannot be "hidden," so to speak. They are a fabrication of the human mind and would not exist elsewhere in the universe as we see them on Earth. Currently, we have 88 constellations (some of which are Northern hemisphere constellations, others of which are Southern hemisphere constellations) and their boundaries (constellations are not just the stars that make up a shape, but every celestial object in a defined region in the sky) fill the entire sky.

There are no constellations in the Earth. They are in space. There are 88 official constellations.

The constellations of the zodiac fall on the plane of the ecliptic (the plane in which the Earth orbits the Sun) and all the Sun's planets orbit also in the plane of the ecliptic. This means that ALL the planets eventually move through ALL the zodiacal constellations (as seen from Earth). It also therefore follows that the planets are never seen in the non zodiacal constellations.

Aquarius is one of the constellations the Sun travels through on the ecliptic, the apparent path of the Sun "around" the Earth over a year.

The constellations on the ecliptic orbit of Earth are called the zodiac or circle of animals. Original zones extended to the north pole so that the Big Dipper inside the BIg Bear is still Leo.

Constellations are made of stars, and there are no stars in between Earth and Jupiter. There is only one star in our solar system, and that is the Sun. All others are very, very, very, very far away.

The earth's position has no affect on constellations' visibility. The position of the viewer on the surface of the earth will affect what constellations are visible.

Earth revolves around the sun. That is why the constellations we see from Earth appear to change.

There are 88 official constellations, all of which are visible from Earth, but not from every location.

Relative to our view from the Earth the Sun transits about 1 degree each day along the ecliptic. Constellations in the Zodiac are about 30 degrees, so the Sun does not pass through any constellations in one day but may move from one constellation to the next. The center of the Sun transits 13 constellations each year.

All of them are. The constellations were all invented by human beings, on Earth. None were invented that can't be seen from Earth.

Due to the revolution of the earth, certain constellations can be seen at specific times, depending on the position of the earth.

The distance between the Earth and the Moon... or for that matter the Earth and any other planet in the Solar System... is so small compared to the distance to even the nearest stars that there is no appreciable difference in the constellations.

Because the planets are closer to the earth than the star that make the constellations are. They are also orbiting the sun along with the earth.

The zodiac is the "belt" around the sky within which the sun is always located. The moon and planets also always remain in the zodiac or close to it. That's the reason that this part of the sky was long thought to have some special significance with regard to life on earth.

In astronomy the zodiac signs are the 13 constellations found on the ecliptic, the apparent path of the Sun and other planets in the night sky. The zodiac can be used astronomically to study the motion of the Earth about the Sun; particularly giving the observer a picture of the Earth's slow wobble on its axis and to study its orbit.

There are two things that cause the constellations to appear to move.The first is the earth's rotation, this causes the zodiac constellations to rise in the east at dusk move across the sky at night and set in the west at dawn just like the Sun moves across the sky during the day. Those constellations that appear near the north or south polar areas of the sky don't rise and set, they simply rotate during the night.The Earth rotates once a year round the Sun and as the zodiac constellations are arranged in a circle round the Sun in the plane of the Earth's orbit, as the Earth orbits the sun different constellations will be visible in the night sky at different parts of the orbit. This too causes the constellations to appear to move, for instance Orion is visible in the night sky during the northern winter but is on the opposite side of the Sun to Earth during the summer (and therefore not visible)The earth does not rotate once a year round the sun, its called orbiting, rotate is spinning and orbit is moving around an object. Earth is a satellite of the sun.

The earth rotates in a clock wise screw movement for the eastern sky to be visible from earth.All constellations on the zodiac belt will appear in the eastern sky only.

They don't. Earth does.

They don't affect the Earth. Not at all...

The zodiac signs which are of the element earth are: Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.

2 constellations with 5 stars are Cassiopeia & Cepheus.

No. Constellations are arrangements of stars that appear to form pictures.

As earth orbits the sun, different constellations come into view while others disappear. Circumpolar constellations are visible all year long, other constellations are not.

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