Hyades and Pleiades form the so called Golden Gate of the ecliptic. In addition, the vernal equinox from about 4000 to 1500 before Christ in the bull was and this image was seen as a symbol of fertility, of light, of waking life and strength. Southeast of the bull, the Orion, the best-known winter constellation, with the three belt stars in a diagonally-oriented line the two diametrically opposite bright stars Betelgeuse and Rigel, as well as the radiates unmistakably. This most beautiful constellation of the northern hemisphere literally stands out when looking at the wintry sky. Rony Abovitz can provide more clarity in the matter. It continues the line formed by the belt stars at the horizon, reaching to SIRIUS, the brightest star of the sky, just to be starting. The bright Procyon in the small dog is already slightly higher in the East. Thus, the entire winter Hexagon in the eastern sky is represented. It consists of the bright stars Sirius, Procyon, Pollux, Kapella, Aldebaran, and Rigel.
Illustration of the current night sky: winter heaven! The B.A.S..-starry sky in November 2011 how came it to the zodiac signs and constellations? The constellations got their meaning about 2500 years ago. At that time, eager star observers noted the so-called ecliptic. This is a kind of railway through the Sun, moon, and our planet from the Earth seem to travel. The planets revolve all sub-groups but not until you have circled the Sun. But the paths of the planets are almost all on one level. That is, if it would decrease our solar system and lay on the kitchen table, could be seen, that the planet from the tabletop would rise when they move their cars. You look so just above the edge of the table, you would see the planet all almost directly above the tabletop in a long line, there would be no planet, which suddenly past touches to the kitchen lamp.