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Why does the Sun only pass through a narrow band of constellations during its annual cycle
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If we were able to stand at the centre of the Sun.... and observe the Earth orbiting around us, we would see that, throughout the course of its orbit, the Earth described a path against the background zodiac constellations - the same path that we see the Sun describe, but viewed from the opposite direction. Therefore, as well as being the Sun's apparent path against the background stars, the ecliptic can also be considered as the plane of the Earth's orbit projected out into space.
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