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Things you did Not Know About the Pisces Constellation

Many people are taking up astronomy as a hobby, and that explains how fascinating the topic can be. One thing that stands out about astronomy is constellation and more specifically the Pisces constellation. Like all zodiac signs, Pisces is a constellation. The term constellation comes when a pattern of stars is named after what it looks like or after a mythological feature. It is interesting to study constellations and the stars within them. On this page, you can learn about some of the fascinating facts about Pisces.

It cannot be spotted easily. You are going to struggle to find the Pisces constellation even though it is the fourteenth largest constellation from the eighty-eight constellations that are visible to us. This is due to the fact the stars in Pisces are not as bright as the stars in other constellations. The stars in Pisces are only visible if you view them from a specific perspective and position. Their visibility is actually exclusive to the northern and southern hemispheres. When in an area with little light pollution, you can also see the stars. It is possible to this constellation from August through to January in the northern hemisphere. For people in the southern hemisphere, the spring months are a good time for you to take a view. You should be able to see them if you spot the stars if you look for the circlet of Pisces in the north quadrant in the west in the night sky.

The Pisces constellation and its mythological origin. According to Greek mythology, Mother Earth, or Gaia as it is referred to, gave birth to a one hundred snake-headed monster. Each snake head could shoot fire from its eyes, and they were set on the mission to bring down Mount Olympus to kill the gods. Mother earth was angry that the gods had defeated here children at war and decided to send Typhon (the snake-headed monster). The god Aphrodite and her son Eros escaped by turning into fish. To avoid being separated, they tied a rope around each other’s tails. As a result of the success of their plan, an image of two fish tied together by rope appeared in the night sky as a way of celebrating the success which gave birth to the constellation of Pisces. However, different cultures have a separate myth about the origin of the Pisces constellation. In some cultures, the source of the Pisces constellation is linked to fish of the Koi species, a type of fish that is also surrounded by many myths.