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The band of the sky extending 8 degrees either side of the ecliptic.
The Sun, Moon, and navigational planets are always within this band,
with the occasional exception of Venus. The zodiac is divided into 12 equal
parts, called signs, each part being named for the principal constellation
originally within it.
This article is based on NASA's Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use