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What is the difference between a sign and a constellation?

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posted Apr 21, 2017 by anonymous

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Zodiac vs Constellation

Constellations are defined as a group of stars which form a particular pattern and are named and identified by their traditional mythological figures. Zodiacs are also constellations, but all constellations are not zodiac constellations. Zodiacs constellations are the specific 12 constellations which are passed by the sun once a year. Zodiac constellations are the constellations which give the zodiac signs to people.

Constellations are groups of stars that form a specific pattern and are recognized by mythological figures and have names attributed to them. Constellations are used for the study of astronomy. According to modern astronomy, the constellations are defined and recognized areas of the sphere called the celestial sphere. These defined areas or constellations are internationally recognized. When prominent stars which are at a certain proximity to the other stars are grouped around an asterism in the night sky of Earth, they form constellations.

answer Apr 28, 2017 by Vasishta
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Dear Friend,
Greetings of the day from Siddhivinayak Solutionss!!
Sign is called as Rashi (Zodiac) so it is 12 in numbers they are- Mesha, Vrushabha, Mithuna, Karka, Simha, Kanya, Tula, Vrischika, Dhanu, Makara, Kumbha and meena

Where as Constellation is called as Nakshatras and there are 27 nakshatras (If counted Abhijit Nakshatra) then 28 Nakshatras
they are Ashvini, Bharani, Krittika, Rohini, Mrigashirsha, Ardra, Punarvasu, Pushya, Ashlesha, Magha, Purva Phalguni, Uttara Phalguni, Hasta, Chitra, Swati, Vishakha, Anuradha, Jyeshtha, Mula, Purva Ashadha, Uttara Ashadha, Shravana, Dhanishtha Shatabhisha, Purva Bhadrapada, Uttara Bhadrapada, and Revati


answer Nov 17, 2017 by Vishnuprasad Mallya