Libra: The BalancePronunciation: LEE-bruh
|Libra Constellation Profile|
|Abbreviation: Lib||Genitive: Librae|
|Origin: Ancient||Location: Southern Hemisphere|
|Best View (North): Spring||Best View (South):|
|Bordering Constellations: Serpens Caput, Virgo, Hydra, Centaurus, Lupus, Scorpius, Ophiuchus|
The Myth Behind the Constellation LibraThe stars of Libra, “The Scales”, originally belonged to the constellation Scorpius and depicted its claws. Later, during the time of the ancient Romans, these stars became their own star group and came to represent the scales held by Themis, the Greek goddess of justice. Libra is a member of the zodiac.
Libra Constellation Points of InterestInteresting stars and objects.
Bright Stars in LibraThese are the stars in Libra with a minimum magnitude of 3.0.
|Zubeneschamali||Beta Librae||2.61||Blue-White||270 suns||160 ly|
|Zubenelgenubi||Alpha Librae||2.75||White||41 suns||77 ly|