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Aquarius

The Water Carrier

GenitiveAquarii
AbbreviationAqr
Constellation FamilyZodiac
Celestial QuadrantSQ4
Right Ascension20h38 to 23h56
Declination-24.9° to +3.3°
Area (sq deg)980
Brightest StarSadalsuud
Optimum VisibilitySeptember
NotesThe line of the Ecliptic passes through the eastern parts of Aquarius, and so the Sun's apparent motion as seen from Earth carries it through this constellation every year. On 15 February the Sun enters Aquarius from neighbouring Capricornus, and twenty-five days later it moves on eastward into Pisces.
Map of Aquarius

One of the twelve constellations of the zodiac, lying between Capricornus and Pisces on the Sun's annual journey around the sky.

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