There is a name for the pattern of stars in the sky, which seems to be so powerful that it can be easily recognized and remembered. That is, the word “asterism”. In ancient times, people saw, instagram and made all sorts of stories about mythical creatures and heroes that are associated with star patterns. As astronomers, as well as later they began to map stars-this is the name of the asterisms that were included in the maps, and the so-called zodiac signs.
Time passed, and the air was filled with constellations, many of which contained the same stars. In 1925, the International Astronomical Union intervened to take control of the situation and understand it. We have accepted 88 official constellations, which will be divided into the spheres of the heavens, as part of the name. It should be noted, however, that it is not necessary that the scheme is easy to see, like the legends associated with the zodiac sign, in one sentence. In fact, most zodiac signs don’t really resemble any of the creatures or characters they are named for. So don’t worry if you can’t do it with its forms!
Zodiac signs can be useful for determining the position of stars in the sky. Constellations are imaginary borders formed by “connecting dots”, and all the stars within these borders are marked with the sign of the zodiac. It should be remembered, however, that constellations are not real objects, but only patterns that are visible from our point of view on Earth. The pictures we see are mostly just coincidences. Individual stars in a constellation may appear very close to each other, but in reality they may be separated by huge distances in space and have no real connection to it. For example, look at the photo below, the stars forming the constellation Orion. The stars in this lung, an observable zodiac sign, are at VERY different distances from Earth.