Constellations


Where is the North Star September 3

To find the North Star in the night sky, find the Big Dipper, then identify the stars that are at the front of the dipper's bowl. Follow an imaginary line through these stars, starting from the rear star, and Polaris can be found a short distance alo

What is the Capricornus constellation September 3

Capricornus appears to move along the ecliptic, which is the same path the sun takes across the sky over the course of a year. It is most visible in September at around 9 o'clock at night. Its brightest star is not alpha Capricorni but rather delta C

How did Libra get its name September 3

The constellation of Libra lies directly west of the constellation of Scorpius, and because of this, some ancient astronomers mistakenly translated Libra as "the claw's of a scorpion." Scholars explain this dual meaning by noting that in ancient

How many stars does Cancer have July 28

Cancer is the 31st biggest constellation in the sky and occupies an area of 506 degrees. It is located in the second quadrant of the northern hemisphere and can be seen at altitudes between +90° and -60°. Its closest neighbors are Gemini, Canis Minor

What makes stars shine July 28

Inside a star, nuclear fusion causes hydrogen atoms to fuse into helium atoms. This fusion causes the release of gamma ray photons inside a star that travel outward against the star's gravity. Gamma rays, however, are not released immediately. Rather

Where is Pisces located in the sky July 28

The sun travels through Pisces from March 13 to April 19. This span of time includes the first day of spring, also known as the vernal equinox. In astronomical terminology, the vernal and autumnal equinoxes are defined as the coordinates in the sky w
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