Rest of the Constellations

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Today I am finishing the constellations in the Northern Hemisphere. Enjoy!

Gemini resembles twin brothers holding hands. The brightest stars in Gemini are Castor and Pollux. In the winter and spring, you can see the twins walking on one of the spiral arms of the Milky Way.

Gemini

Gemini Constellation By Till Credner – Own work, http://www.AlltheSky.com, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9294181

Orion

If you look toward the south on a winter night, you will see Orion. In one hand, he seems to hold a shield, and in the other he raises a club. A sword hangs at his side. Orion’s brightest stars are Betelgeuse and Rigel.

Orion – By Till Credner – Own work: AlltheSky.com, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20041769Orion
Orion – By Sanu N – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=74939598

Taurus and Pleiades Cluster

One of the fiercest characters in the sky is Taurus, the Bull. One of the most spectacular sights in Taurus is the star cluster known as Pleiades.

Taurus – By Till Credner – Own work, A Visual Guide to the Constellations, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9296796
Pleiades

Canis Major and Sirius

The constellation Canis Major (the Big Dog) stands below Orion and appears to accompany him in the hunt. The star Sirius is located in this constellation. It is known as the brightest star in the night sky.

Canis Major with bright star Sirius

Have you ever tried to identify constellations in the night sky? Can you see them where you live? Please comment below.

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