What Are The 13 Constellations?

Contrary to popular belief, there are actually 13 zodiacal constellations, if you pay attention to the way astronomers define them.

In addition to Capricornus, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpius, and Sagittarius, the Sun also passes through Ophiuchus.

What are the 12 most common constellations?

The 12 constellations of the zodiac are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpius, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius and Pisces. All of these, as well as the full circle of the zodiac are easily visible in present-day star maps among other constellations.

What are the 88 constellations?

88 Officially Recognized Constellations

Latin NameEnglish Name or Description
ApusBird of Paradise
AquariusWater bearer
AquilaEagle
AraAltar

84 more rows

Are there 12 or 13 zodiac signs?

There are, in fact, 13 signs of the zodiac, not 12 like originally detailed by the ancient Babylonians more than 3,000 years ago. According to NASA, when the Babylonians created the zodiac, they had already created a 12-month calendar that was based on the phases of the moon.

What are the 5 major constellations?

5 Constellations Everyone Can Find

  • The Big Dipper/Ursa Major, ‘The Great Bear’ This may be ‘cheating’ a little bit because the Big Dipper is not technically a constellation, but part of a constellation known as Ursa Major.
  • The Little Dipper/Ursa Minor, ‘The Little Bear’
  • Orion, ‘The Hunter’
  • Taurus, ‘The Bull’
  • Gemini, ‘The Twins’