January 14, 2011

Is your Zodiac sign still accurate?

If you have been following along, or maybe just saw the term posted throughout the Internet on social networking sites, you may be wondering what Ophiuchus means. Ophiuchus, the serpent holder, could be what one professor calls the 13th Zodiac sign. Parke Kunkle, an instructor at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, said that his finding is based on the orbit of the Earth and the Sun’s path through Ophiuchus. Although most astrologers discount this theory, the “new sign” could throw all other signs into chaos, meaning that the sign you’ve followed forever may not be accurate. The debate is sure to go back and forth.

View Ophiuchus with a new telescope

Now that Kunkle’s theory has been announced, searches on the constellation have skyrocketed. If you have a telescope or are looking for telescopes for sale, you will be able to get a good look at Ophiuchus. The best time to view the constellation is during the summer in the northern hemisphere. It is located opposite Orion in the sky. The constellation appears as a man grasping a snake (which is the constellation Serpens). In order to get the best look at this constellation, you will want to make sure you have a good quality telescope and a good spot to view it. At Woodland Hills Camera and Telescopes, you can get advice on telescopes to view any celestial event you want.

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