In addition to the change, there is a new and thirteenth astrological sign "Ophiuchus".
"To make a tidy match with their 12-month calendar, the Babylonians ignored the fact that the sun actually moves through 13 constellations, not 12", said NASA. "Besides the 12 familiar constellations of the zodiac, the Sun is also aligned with Ophiuchus for about 18 days each year".
The US space agency mentioned that there was a 13th constellation known as Ophiuchus that the Babylonians have chosen not to include in their calendar. The source article that fueled the controversy surrounding the new Zodiac sign starts by distinguishing between astronomy as a science that studies space and astrology as a behavioral discipline based on celestial bodies and their relative position with the sun at the time of our birth.
For the past months, people have been boggled by their star signs. Plus, there was more - a whole new astrological sign.
A lot of people believe that their fate lies in the stars, but it seems that the authority on everything star-and-space-related does not care so much about whether or not you will meet the love of your life when the seventh moon rises in the sky to be perfectly in line with the stars.
NASA has apparently changed our Zodiac signs and humans are once again thrown into existential crisis. Then they assigned each of those 12 constellations equal amounts of time.
The new Zodiac signs created a stir among people across the world as they were baffled with the revelations.
Yes, naturally we're in the latter half of that situation - and that's why we're really struggling with the news that the dates assigned to our zodiac signs have changed. Now, 3,000 years later, the sky has shifted because Earth's axis (North Pole) doesn't point in quite the same direction. Nope, we definitely didn't...
In reality, nothing of such sort has happened and confusion has taken place due to a blog post for children published by NASA in January.
The Ancient Babylonians divided the ancient sky into 12 pieces, each 30 degrees apart, which followed the sun as it supposedly traveled around the Earth over the course of a year.
In order to make their Zodiac fit within their 12-month calendar, one of the constellations had to be left out. But they didn't actually explain what the 13th constellation, Ophiuchus, is or where to find it.
"We didn't change any zodiac signs, we just did the math", the agency said in a Tumblr post on Tuesday.
Way to go, NASA!
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