Meet the bright star Aldebaran, part of a V-shaped pattern of stars called the Hyades. This easy-to-find star cluster represents the face of Taurus the Bull.
Whether you call it a Circle or a Hexagon, it’s a big circular pattern of stars in the night sky. Its stars are some of the brightest up there.
On summer evenings, look for this star pattern in the east, sideways to the horizon.
From the Northern Hemisphere, a fairly bright North Star marks the direction north. From the Southern Hemisphere, the Southern Cross points the way south.
Follow the arc to Arcturus, drive a spike to Spica
Photos: Venus and the Pleiades meet