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NASA Have Discovered A 13th Star Sign & All The Dates Have Jumped

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01:37 15 Jul 2020


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NASA is claiming to have discovered a 13th sign of the zodiac - Ophiuchus.

There Are Now 13 Star Signs After NASA Discovery

In a resurfaced blog post originally shared in 2016 the organisation explains that star signs were created over 3,000 years ago by the Babylonians.

 

They were keen observers of the sky and were determined to learn how the Earth, Sun and stars were connected.

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The Babylonians divided the sky into 12 sections to coincide with where the Earth was pointing during each month of the year and this created the 12 star signs.

However, they soon realised there were in fact 13 constellations in the zodiac.

Watch the Skies Image Gallery | NASA

The Babylonians picked one to leave out and that's why we're only learning about Ophiuchus now.

But the Earth has shifted since that time, so NASA have decided to tidy things up.

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A NASA expert said, 'The line from Earth through the sun points to Virgo for 45 days, but it points to Scorpius for only seven days.'

'To make a tidy match with their 12-month calendar, the Babylonians ignored the fact the sun actually moves through 13 constellations, not 12.'

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Has your star sign changed?

Here's a look at the new star signs, including number 13 Ophiuchus:

Capricorn: January 20 to February 15

Aquarius: February 16 to March 11

Pisces: March 12 to April 18

Aries: April 19 to May 13

Taurus: May 14 to June 21st

Gemini: June 22 to July 20

Cancer: July 21 to August 10

Leo: August 11 to September 16

Virgo: September 17 to October 30

Libra: October 31 to November 23

Scorpio: November 24 to November 29

Ophiuchus: November 30 to December 17

Sagittarius: December 18 to January 20

Virgo (constellation) - Wikipedia

Maybe we've been reading our horoscopes incorrectly all this time...

 

 


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