Astronomical Symbols


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Astronomical Symbols

 

conventional symbols for the sun, moon, planets, and other celestial bodies as well as for zodiacal constellations, planetary configurations, phases of the moon, and so forth used in the astronomical literature and calendars. Some astronomical symbols are used to denote days of the week and hours.

Most symbols emerged in the distant past and are schematic representations of celestial bodies or the symbolic figures of the constellations. Astronomical symbols are presented in Table 1.

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