zodiac constellation in the southern celestial hemisphere
Scorpius (Latin for scorpion, symbol , Unicode ♏) is one of the constellations of the zodiac. In western astrology it is also known as "Scorpio". It is a large constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near the center of the Milky Way.
|Right ascension||16 hrs. 53 min. 15 sec.|
|Declination||−30° 44' 12"|
|Area||497 sq. deg. (33rd)|
|Stars with planets||5|
|Stars brighter than 3.00m||13|
|Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)||3|
|Brightest star||Antares (α Sco) (0.96m)|
|Meteor showers||Alpha Scorpiids|
|Visible at latitudes between +40° and −90°.|
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of July.