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Libra

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Andrew Kallas

on 3 May 2010

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Libra The Scales Libra A long time ago, Libra was represented as the claws of Scorpius. Today, the Libra is the youngest of the Zodiac signs and is the only Zodiac sign not represented by an animal. In Greek mythology, the scales are held by Astraea, the goddess of justice. The Egyptians thought that the scales weighed hearts after a person died. A heart was placed on one side and a feather on the other, and if the heart was heavier than the feather, the person would go to the Underworld. Because of this, some Egyptians saw Libra as a feather instead of a set of scales. Libra is located between Virgo and Scorpius. It is most visible in the Northern Hemisphere in Spring. Scorpius Virgo Hydra Zubeneschamali Zubeneschamali (2.61) Zubenelgenubi (5.15, 2.75) Zubenelakrab (3.91) Brachium (3.25) Apparent Magnitude 2.61 Distance from Earth 160 Light Years Type of Star Blue Dwarf Star Surface Temperature
12,000 K Color Greenish-Blue (Beta Librae) Zubenelakrab (Gamma Librae) Apparent Magnitude 3.91
Distance from Earth 152 Light Years Type of Star Yellow Giant Star Surface Temperature Color Yellow 5,000 K
Zubenelgenubi
Apparent Magnitude
(Alpha Librae) 5.15 Distance from Earth 77 Light Years
Type of Star White Subgiant Star Surface Temperature
Color White 7,500 K Brachium
(Sigma Librae)

Apparent Magnitude 3.25 Distance from Earth 292 Light Years Type of Star Red Dwarf Star Surface Temperature 3,000 K Color Red Libra birthdays start September 23 and end October 22.
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