Here’s how to find the constellation Cancer in your sky. Plus Cancer’s place in sky history, lore and science.
The constellation Gemini, with its two brightest stars, Castor and Pollux, shines prominently in winter and spring night skies of the Northern Hemisphere.
How to find to find the constellation Taurus in your night sky. Plus the names of some of its bright stars and star clusters and its mythology.
How to see Aries the Ram in your night sky, plus info about this constellation in astronomy history and mythology.
How to see the constellation Pisces and its alpha star, Al Risha, the star that ties the 2 Fishes together by their tails.
It’s an easy constellation to identify because it has the shape of an M or W. On these October evenings, look for Cassiopeia the Queen high in the northeast sky, not far from the North Star.
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.
The Scorpion in the sky and in mythology. Here’s everything you need to know.
Leo the Lion is one of the easiest constellations to identify in the night sky. April and May are great months to spot it.
And how we gained a new constellation. Read about the Lion and the Queen’s Hair, one of skylore’s most famous legends, here.
Come to know constellation Auriga’s bright star Capella and the little asterism called The Kids.
Look for Aquarius the Water Bearer this month. How to find it, its famous Water Jar asterism, plus a few stories from the ancient myths.
No matter where you live worldwide, Capricornus the Sea-goat climbs highest in the sky in early September. How to see it, and how a sea-goat came to reside among the stars.
Born between November 29 and December 18? If so, the sun passes in front of Ophiuchus on your birthday. Ophiuchus is a constellation – not a sign – of the zodiac.
How to find Sagittarius on August evenings, plus the lore and science of this 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.
The constellation Virgo the Maiden fully returns to the early evening sky – with her feet planted on the eastern horizon – in early May.
From the Northern Hemisphere, a fairly bright North Star marks the direction north. From the Southern Hemisphere, the Southern Cross points the way south.
Photos: Venus and the Pleiades meet