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English vocabulary for the Sky- part1: Zodiac

Tháng Hai 12, 2009
Zodiac: The Zodiac (1) (2) is a band of twelve constellations that circle (1) (2) the Earth.

There is a line that circles the sky known as the Ecliptic. The Sun appears to move along the ecliptic as the earth orbits the Sun each year. The Zodiac are the twelve constellations that lie along the Ecliptic. ( The Zodiac )

Constellation

Constellation

Constellation: A grouping of stars that make an imaginary picture in the sky. There are 88 constellations.

(Or)

A group of stars that forms a pattern or picture.