Ophiuchus, 13th constellation of Zodiac

Tonight, look for the faint constellation Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer. From the Northern Hemisphere, look southward at mid-to-late evening in July. From the Southern Hemisphere, look around this same time, but overhead. From all parts of Earth in the month of July, Ophiuchus descends westward as Earth spins under the sky, and evening deepens into late night. Ophiuchus is sometimes called the 13th or forgotten constellation of the Zodiac.

The sun passes in front of Ophiuchus from about November 29 to December 17. And yet no one ever says they’re born when the sun is in Ophiuchus. That’s because Ophiuchus is a constellation – not a sign – of the Zodiac. Source

Ophiuchus is a constellation

Ophiuchus, 13th constellation of Zodiac

Born between November 29 and December 18? Here’s your constellation

10Ophiuchus13-100wThis is a good time to look for Ophiuchus in your sky. Plus, some deep-sky treasures it contains.
Born somewhere between November 29 and December 18? If so, chances are the sun passes in front of the constellation Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer on your birthday. Now I can almost hear someone saying:

Wait a minute! There’s no Ophiuchus on the horoscope page.

You are absolutely correct. That’s because Ophiuchus is a constellation – not a sign – of the Zodiac. Follow the links below to learn more about astrological signs versus astronomical constellations, when and where to locate Ophiuchus, some deep-sky treasures it contains, its mythology, its science and more. Source

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