Constellation The Scales

Libra (The Scales): gift, map and visability

  • Meaning: The Scales
  • Best seen in: June
  • Family: Zodiac
  • Latitude: +65° to -90°

Libra or The Scales is one of the 88 constellations modern astronomers have divided the sky into. It's part of the Zodiac constellation family. Libra is best seen in june (from latitudes +65° to -90°).

In ancient Greek times, the area of the sky we know as Scorpius, occupied Libra. Libra is the only constellation of the zodiac to represent an inanimate object, the other 11 zodiacal constellations represent animals or mythological characters. Fifteen main stars make up the constellation. People born under the sign Libra are often graceful, peaceful, and idealistic.

Libra Constellation Map

Libra Constellation Map
Libra icon

Main Stars in The Scales (Libra)

The constellation Libra contains several bright stars that make up its shape. Some of these main stars are known as:

  • Zubeneschamali
  • Zubenelgenubi
  • Brachium
  • Methuselah
  • Upsilon Librae
  • Tau Librae
  • Zubenelakrab

Some of the deep sky objects which have been discovered in Libra include: NGC 5792, NGC 5890, NGC 5897, NGC 5885.

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