Libra Constellation: The Scales Of Justice

Libra constellation of the Zodiac and is located in the Souther celestial hemisphere. Its name is Latin for Weighing scales.

It is fairly faint, with no first magnitudestars and lies between Virgo to the west and Scorpios to the east. also known as Zubeneschamali, is the brightest star in the constellation. Three star systems are known to have planets.

The scales are referred to as Libra in Latin. In addition to being known as the beam balance, the libra constellation Libra is symbolic of the harmony that exists throughout the cosmos.

It is the only constellation in the zodiac that is neither an animal nor a human.

It was once believed that the constellation Libra was actually the claws of Scorpius, the scorpion.

Constellation Libra In Space

Right Ascension: 15 hours

Declination: -15 degrees

Visible between latitudes 65 and -90 degrees

Best seen in June (at 9:00 PM)

Named Stars: Zuben Elgenubi (Alpha 2 Lib) Zuben Elschemali (Beta Lib) Zuben Elakrab (Gamma Lib) Zuben Elakribi (Delta Lib) Brachium (Sigma Lib)

Pounds And Uncias

Libra was an ancient Roman measure of weight. the abbreviation of which is LB.

This become the symbol for the pound

The uncia, a bronze Roman coin, would become “ounce”.

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