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Term: ecliptic

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Ecliptic: The great circle of sun’s apparent path through the sky. This circle is divided into 12 zones (30 degrees each). Each zone is associated with a specific constellation or sign. The tropical zodiacal system, the one most used in Western astrology, links 0 degrees of the sign Aries with the Vernal Equinox (around March 21).


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Signs of the Zodiac
The signs of the zodiac are the most widely known part of the astrological system. As mentioned earlier, almost everyone knows your Sun sign. The daily horoscopes in the newspaper are based on the position of the Sun in the zodiac. The zodiac is ...
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