|Number of members
|Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpius, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius
(shown in order of ascending right ascension from the First Point of Aries)
|Some part of this Family passes through each of the eight celestial quadrants
|Circles the entire celestial sphere
|-17° 52' to +7° 20'
|Total Area (sq deg)
|Aldebaran in Taurus
|Some part of the Family is always visible
|The zodiac is the family of constellations through which the line of Ecliptic runs, marking the path of the Sun through the sky across a year, as seen from Earth. An exception is made for Ophiuchus, which, though it lies on the Ecliptic, was not part of the classical zodiac, and is instead categorised as belonging to the Hercules Family.
A sequence of twelve well-known constellations through which the Sun proceeds through the year, and
through which the planets also travel.