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Transcript
Constellations visible in the
November sky
Click on constellations to learn more
about them
Ursa Minor
Best seen in June
Commonly called the little dipper
Most famous star is Polaris, the
North Star
Ursa Major
Best seen in April
Contains the Big Dipper
The line that connects
Dubhe with Merak points
to Polaris, the North Star
Cygnus
Best seen in September
Looks like a cross or a
swan
Contains Cygnus X-1,
a possible black hole
Cassiopeia
Best seen in November
Looks like a W
The Romans thought it
was the throne of Queen
Cassiopeia
Orion
Best seen in January
Looks like a hunter
Three bright starts in a line make
up his belt. They are easily seen in
the Southern Hemisphere in the
winter.
The bright star Betelgeuse forms
his left shoulder
Gemini
Best seen in February
Constellation of the two
twins, Castor and Pollux
Pegasus
Best seen in October
Pegasus is a winged
horse
Lepus
Best seen in
February
Lepus is a hare
One of the many
animals hunted by
Orion
Cepheus
Best seen in October
King of Ethiopia
Not very bright but
located in an empty part of
the sky near North Pole
Auriga
Best seen in February
Auriga is a a
charioteer
Taurus
Best seen in January
The Bull
One of the 13 Zodiac
constellations
Hunted by Orion
Pisces
Best seen in
November
The fishes
One of the 13
Zodiac constellations
Andromeda
Best seen in
November
Princess of Ethiopia
Draco
Best seen in July
The Dragon
Cetus
Best seen in
December
Seen as a whale or
a sea monster
Large but faint
constellation
Lyra
The Lyre is a stringed
instrument like a harp
Contains the star Vega, part of
the summer triangle
In another 10,000 years or so,
the North Star will be Vega
instead of Polaris
Perseus
Best seen in
December
The son of Zeus, the
king of the Greek
gods, and a mortal
woman.