The Teapot guides you to the galactic center

When you're looking at the famous asterism of the Teapot in Sagittarius, you're looking toward the center of the Milky Way galaxy.

Northern Cross: Backbone of Milky Way

On summer evenings, look for this star pattern in the east, sideways to the horizon.

Coathanger cluster: Looks like its name

The Coathanger cluster resembles its namesake and is easy to spot through binoculars. Use the star Albireo - part of the Summer Triangle - to find it.

The Scorpion’s Crown and its stellar neighborhood

Bright red Antares, and the 3 stars of the Scorpion's Crown, belong to a young group of stars called the Scorpius-Centaurus Association.

Find the famous Summer Triangle

On June and July evenings, you’ll find the Summer Triangle in the east at nightfall. It swings high overhead in the hours after midnight and sits in the west at daybreak.

How to see the Southern Cross from the Northern Hemisphere

Despite its location far in the Southern Hemisphere, the constellation of the Southern Cross is visible to those located in the Northern Hemisphere, as long as you are far enough south and know just when to look.

Can you spot the Spring Triangle?

As the Northern Hemisphere enters spring, a triangle of stars rises in the east, made up of bright beacons from three prominent constellations.

Here’s how to find the Big Dipper and Little Dipper

Most people can spot the Big Dipper easily. To find its smaller counterpart, just follow the end stars in the bowl northward to the Little Dipper. Learn more about these stars!

What is the Sickle in Leo?

The Sickle in Leo is an easy-to-spot backward question mark shape made of stars that marks the head and shoulders of the constellation of the lion. The moon sometimes passes in front of the Sickle's brightest star, Regulus.

Pleiades star cluster looks like a tiny dipper

The Pleiades star cluster - aka the Seven Sisters or M45 - is visible from virtually every part of the globe. It looks like a tiny misty dipper of stars.

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