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Cancer, Constellation, Labeled Stock Image C033 4914

About 2,700 years ago, the sun passed in front of the Beehive cluster on the Northern Hemisphere’s summer time solstice. Back then, this cluster stood at the apex of the zodiac, so probably it was this heavenly nebulosity that marked the Gate of Males. At present, the sun has its annual conjunction with the Beehive cluster in late July or early August. Admired for its brilliance and vibrant fire, diamond’s organic beauty is undeniable. The Cancer constellation is amongst the 48 constellations recognized by the ancient astronomer Ptolemy and ultimately became 1 of the 88 officially accepted by the International...