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Interestingly, this constellation is one of two that are slightly different in the secular world. The Jews see Aquarius, Dli, as a bucket for transporting water. The non-Jews see it as a water pourer, someone who pours out water.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

If you’re north of the equator, such as in North America, you’ll see Aquarius in the evening southern sky during the autumn. If you’re south of the equator, like in Australia, those months are their springtime. So in Australia, you’ll see Aquarius high overhead or in the northern sky during the spring. Aquarius is located in a part of the southern sky sometimes called “the Sea.” It’s called that because it looks so dark and deep, but of course there are stars there, too, though it’s hard to see them unless it’s a very dark night. Many, many years ago, stargazers associated the star patterns here with water in a celestial (heavenly) sea. In “the Sea” we find the constellations of Pisces, the Fish; Cetus, the Whale; Piscis Austrinus, the Southern Fish; and Eridanus, the River. 

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