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.

How to find the Winter Hexagon or Winter Circle

The brightest stars in the Northern Hemisphere's winter sky form the shape of the Winter Hexagon or Circle, that will help you locate 6 constellations.

Hyades star cluster: face of the Bull

You can easily see the V-shaped Hyades star cluster, Face of Taurus the Bull, and the bright reddish star Aldebaran, the fiery Eye of the Bull.

Use the Southern Cross to find due south

From the Northern Hemisphere, a fairly bright North Star marks the direction north. But there's no bright star marking the direction south, as seen from the Southern Hemisphere. Instead, the Southern Cross points the way.