Viewing The 12 Zodiac Constellations For The Backyard Stargazer

One of the best places to start in stargazing for beginners is with the 12 zodiac constellations or "signs".

Most of us know something about the zodiac signs, even if it's just our own birth sign. But a lot of people don't realize that the zodiac is also 12 of the constellations.

It takes a pretty good imagination to actually "see" the pictures or constellations that the stars create but that's a good part of the fun in being a backyard stargazer, a simple and entertaining hobby.

Let us view the zodiac signs from the sky gazers viewpoint as opposed to the astrologist's. And remember there are more constellations out there. The 12 zodiac constellations are just a part of the adventure.

Aries The Ram Taurus The Bull Gemini The Twins Cancer The Crab

Leo The Lion Virgo The Virgin Libra The Scales Scorpius The Scorpion

Sagittarius The Archer Capricornus The Seagoat Aquarius The Water Bearer Pisces The Fishes

Click on the above links to see more information about that particular constellation.

On each page you will find an astrological symbol and a star representation, complete with lines, to help you identify that constellation in the sky.

You will also find notes on where on earth the best viewing areas are and what time of year the constellation is most visible.

You can also find information on right ascencion(RA), and declination(dec) on the star viewing page.

Then spend some time learning about non-zodiac constellations listed here.

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