The Scales Of Justice
Balancing The Cosmos
Libra is Latin for scales. The Libra constellation
while known as the beam balance also represents
the balance of the cosmos.
It is the only zodiac constellation not animal or human.
Originally though Libra was the claws of
Scorpius the constellation scorpion.
Constellation Libra In Space
Right Ascension: 15 hours
Declination: -15 degrees
Visible between latitudes 65 and -90 degrees
Best seen in June (at 9:00 PM)
Zuben Elgenubi (Alpha 2 Lib)
Zuben Elschemali (Beta Lib)
Zuben Elakrab (Gamma Lib)
Zuben Elakribi (Delta Lib)
Brachium (Sigma Lib)
Pounds And Uncias
Libra was an ancient Roman measure of weight.
the abbreviation of which is LB.
This become the symbol for the pound
The uncia, a bronze Roman coin, would become "ounce".
Libra constellation to zodiac homepage
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