Last Updated on October 26, 2022 by Lily Connel
Pisces is one of the zodiac’s most compassionate and romantic signs, but it can also be very indecisive and easily lead astray. Pisces often dream of a fairytale romance and can be disappointed when reality doesn’t live up to their expectations. They can also be quite susceptible and quickly taken advantage of by people who are not as kind-hearted as they are. Finally, Pisces can also be quite emotionally needy and clingy at times.
What are the Pisces Constellation’s Three Brightest Stars
The Pisces constellation is one of the oldest and is thought to date back to around 1000 BCE. It is located in the southern sky and is visible in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres. The constellation comprises 18 stars, three brighter than magnitude 3.0.
The constellation is pretty faint, its brightest stars reaching only a fourth magnitude. Pisces is best seen in late winter and spring in the Northern Hemisphere. The three brightest stars in Pisces are:
1) Alrescha (alpha Piscium): situated at RA: 00h08m22s | Dec: +29°06′24″, with an apparent magnitude of 3.63, it is the constellation’s brightest star;
2) Fomalhaut (alpha Aquarii): also known as “Deneb al-Fakhri,” meaning “the tail of the Whale,” it has an apparent magnitude of 1.16 and lies 25 light years away from Earth;
3) Sadalmelik (alpha Aquarii): its name derives from Arabic words meaning “luckiest one of the king,” this yellow giant star has an apparent magnitude of 2.91 and lies about 600 light years away from our Solar System.
When is the Best Time of Year to See the Pisces Constellation
The Pisces constellation is visible in the night sky from February to April. This is the best time of year to see Pisces because the constellation is at its highest point in the sky.
Pisces are known for their intuition and empathy but can also be indecisive and overly trusting. Pisces are often drawn to creative or artistic occupations but may have difficulty finishing projects. They may procrastinate or become easily discouraged.
Pisces need to learn to trust their instincts and not be so reliant on the opinions of others.