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Constellations

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Tonight | Apr 10, 2014

Leo? Here’s your constellation

Late March, April and May are superb months for identifying Leo the Lion. How to spot it, its history, and the telescopic wonders in this region of the sky.

Image credit: Wikipedia
Tonight | Mar 07, 2014

Cancer? Here’s your constellation

Looking for the constellation Cancer? How to find it here. Plus Cancer’s place in sky history, lore and science.

Image credit: Wikipedia
Tonight | Feb 06, 2014

Gemini? Here’s your constellation

Several ways to find the constellation Gemini, plus some of the sky lore and mythology associated with this constellation.

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Tonight | Jan 08, 2014

Taurus? Here’s your constellation

Is Taurus your favorite constellation? This post tells you how to find it in the night sky – names some of its bright stars and star clusters – and gives you its mythology.

Aries the Ram. Image credit: Old Book Art image Gallery
Tonight | Dec 03, 2013

Aries? Here’s your constellation

How and when to see the constellation Aries in the night sky, plus info about this constellation in the history of astronomy and in mythology.

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Tonight | Nov 06, 2013

Pisces? Here’s your constellation

How to see the constellation Pisces. Plus sky lore and science.

Aquarius via Old Book Art Image Gallery
Tonight | Oct 08, 2013

Aquarius? Here’s your constellation

The constellation Aquarius the Water Bearer is best seen in the evening sky during a Northern Hemisphere autumn or Southern Hemisphere spring.

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Tonight | Sep 06, 2013

Capricornus? Here’s your constellation

The constellation Capricornus the Sea-goat. How to see it, and a word about its mythology.

Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer via Wikimedia Commons.
Tonight | Aug 12, 2013

Born between November 29 and December 18? Here’s your constellation

Astrological signs versus astronomical constellations, how to locate Ophiuchus, some deep-sky treasures it contains, plus charts and more.

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Tonight | Aug 07, 2013

Sagittarius? Here’s your constellation

You can see Sagittarius on August evenings. Look here for the lore and science of this constellation.

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Tonight | Jul 02, 2013

Scorpius? Here’s your constellation

The constellation Scorpius is easy to find. It looks like its namesake. And the fishhook-shaped Tail of the Scorpion lets you fish for galactic treasures.

Libra the Scales from
Tonight | Jun 07, 2012

Libra? Here’s your constellation

In skylore, Libra the Scales is an age-old symbol of divine justice, harmony and balance. Plus its two brightest stars have the coolest of all star names.

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Tonight | May 03, 2012

Virgo? Here’s your constellation

The constellation Virgo the Maiden fully returns to the early evening sky – with her feet planted on the eastern horizon – by late April or early May.