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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Ophiucus the Serpent Bearer’

EarthSky Tonight—August 28, Ophiuchus is part of the

EarthSky Tonight—August 28, Ophiuchus is part of the Zodiac, too

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The faint constellation Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer appears in the southwest sky on late August and September evenings, above the bright ruddy star Antares, the brightest in the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion. Ophiuchus’ brightest star is called Rasalhague. It marks the head of Ophiuchus and is nowhere as bright as Antares, the star that depicts the Scorpion’s beating heart. The Zodiac – or ‘pathway of ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—June 9: Ophiuchus and the Serpent

Earthsky Tonight—June 9: Ophiuchus and the Serpent

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Hopefully, you will have a dark, country sky for today’s view. If so, you might catch a glimpse of the constellation Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer. Its head is marked by the star Rasalhague. Ophiuchus is joined in legend and in the sky to the constellation of the Serpent, called Serpens. This is one constellation that looks to me like what it is supposed to: a big guy holding a snake. The constellation is identified ... Full Story

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