Why Videos on Zodiac?
Right from the days of prehistoric men, through Ptolemy and Galileo, to modern
times, stars have fascinated the humankind.Many of you must be a regular reader
of astrological predictions based on sun signs. But chances are none of you
wondered how do they appear in the night sky.
How to Locate Zodiac Signs?
We, at excellup, have researched into this mysterious topic and have made an
easy to understand animation to kindle the interest of star-gazing in you. You
don't need a telescope nor a complicated star map to identify them. All you need
is clear sky and a rough diagram drawn on plain paper.
In the northern hemisphere the zodiac band runs from south east to south west.
Try to get familiar with moon's path and you will get a fair idea of where to
find these zodiacs. The zodiac with the greatest clarity is Scorpio followed by
Sagittarius and Leo.
Facts About Zodiac
"Zodiac denotes an annual cycle of twelve stations along the ecliptic, the
apparent path of the Sun across the heavens through the constellations that
divide the ecliptic into twelve equal zones of celestial longitude.The zodiac is
recognized as the first known celestial coordinate system. Babylonian
astronomers developed the zodiac of eighteen signs.The Mayans used twenty signs.
The zodiac also means a region of the celestial sphere that includes a band of
eight arc degrees above and below the ecliptic, and therefore encompasses the
paths of the Moon and the naked eye planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and
Saturn)." (cf: www.wikipedia.org)
The ecliptic path spanning the sky is 360 degrees and is divided into 12 parts
by zodiac signs. Unlike the zodiac signs in astrology, which are all thirty
degrees in length, the other astronomical constellations vary widely in size.