Constellation Libra FAQs

Constellation Libra FAQs

Part of the mission of allaboutlibra.com is to provide detailed information about Libra Zodiac Sign. And…in other to provide detailed answer to your questions, I grouped the frequently asked questions (FAQs) into specific areas of Libra Zodiac Signs.

The following are some of the frequently asked questions about constellation Libra:
  • Where is Libra located?
  • What is the story behind the constellation Libra?
  • When is Libra visible in the night sky?
  • How many stars make up the Libra constellation?
  • What does the Libra constellation look like?
Libra Constellation
Now Let's look at each of the questions:

Where is Libra located?
 
One interesting question about constellation Libra is; where is Libra located? The answer is; Libra is located between Virgo to the west and Scorpius to the east.
 
Actually, Libra constellation is a relatively obscure collection of murky stars, usually located most easily by finding Spica (in the constellation Virgo) to the South-Southwest and Antares (in the constellation Scorpio) to the South-Southeast.
 
The stars comprising Libra will be approximately halfway between Spica and Antares, fairly low in the Southern sky.
 
 
What is the story behind the constellation Libra?
 
Looking at the question; what is the story behind the constellation Libra? I will say; Constellation Libra is not directly associated with any specific myth. However, it has been connected by some sources to the ancient Egyptian legend related to Anubis who used a scale to weigh the souls of the dead.

Although the Romans claimed to have been the first to create Libra from the claws of the ancient Scorpion, at least as early as 2000 B.C., this constellation was associated with the judgment of the living and the dead in Babylonia.

               Libra Constellation Myth

When is Libra visible in the night sky?

Libra reaches its highest point in the evening sky in late June.
 
As of 2002, the Sun appears in the constellation Libra from October 31 to November 22. In tropical astrology, the Sun is considered to be in the sign Libra from September 23 to October 22, and in sidereal astrology, from October 16 to November 15.
 
 
How many stars make up the Libra constellation?

The stars comprising Libra will be approximately halfway between Spica and Antares, fairly low in the Southern sky. The two brightest stars in this constellation are the one furthest to the right (known as Zubenelgenubi Alpha) and the topmost star (known as Zubenelschemali Beta).

 
What does the Libra constellation look like?

Another interesting question about Libra constellation is; what does the constellation Libra look like? Libra constellation is a relatively obscure collection of murky stars. It is fairly faint, with no first magnitude stars.

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