Star Constellation Facts: Aries, the Ram
Star Constellations

Star Constellation Facts: Aries, the Ram

November 29, 2012 Peter Christoforou 0

Aries (“the ram”) was a familiar sight to ancient civilizations, with this inconspicuous zodiacal constellation holding great importance on account of its location along the ecliptic. Aries was one of 48 constellations recorded by Greek […]

Interesting Facts About Ursa Major
Astronomy Lists

Interesting Facts About Ursa Major

November 29, 2012 Peter Christoforou 0

The Great Bear In Latin, “ursus” means bear, while in Greek the word is “arktos”, hence the name Arctic (“bearish”) which describes the far northern region of the Earth where the constellation of Ursa Major […]

Ophiuchus, The 13th Zodiac Sign
Star Constellations

Ophiuchus, The 13th Zodiac Sign

November 29, 2012 Peter Christoforou 0

The constellation Ophiuchus is Greek for ‘serpent-bearer’ and is depicted as a man grasping a snake, represented by the nearby constellation of Serpens. It is sometimes known as the Zodiac’s 13th or forgotten constellation as […]

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