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The constellation Virgo the Maiden fully returns to the early evening sky – with her feet planted on the eastern horizon – by early May.
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.
Several ways to find the constellation Gemini, plus some of the sky lore and mythology associated with this 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.
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.
Auriga the Charioteer is easy to spot on these November nights. Come to know its bright star Capella and the little asterism called The Kids.
How to see the constellation Pisces. Plus sky lore and science.
Once she was known as the Lady of the Chair. Now she’s considered a Queen, but she still suffers the indignity of being often upside-down.
Perseus follows Cassiopeia across the night sky. It’s fainter, but has a graceful shape and some of the sky’s most interesting stars and star clusters.
Look for Aquarius the Water Bearer this month. How to find it, its famous Water Jar asterism, and a few stories from the ancient myths.
The constellation Capricornus the Sea-goat. How to see it, and how a sea-goat came to reside among the stars.
This is a good time to look for Ophiuchus in your sky. Plus, some deep-sky treasures it contains.
You can see the constellation Sagittarius on August evenings. Look here for the lore and science of this constellation.
The constellation Scorpius is easy to find. It looks like its namesake.
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.
Looking for the constellation Cancer? How to find it here. Plus Cancer’s place in sky history, lore and science.
Earth’s shadow, sea and land