[Lat.,=water carrier], large constellation
located on the ecliptic
(the sun's apparent path through the heavens) between Capricornus and Pisces; it is one of the constellations of the zodiac
. Aquarius is sometimes represented as a man pouring water from a jar. Although it contains no stars of first or second magnitude, it does contain a recurrent nova observed in 1907 and again in 1962. Aquarius reaches its highest point in the evening sky in October.
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