Layla
Layla
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Ok so this is my third article about astronomy, and they're by far my favorite to write so I really hope you enjoy them.

1. Aries

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It's a mid-sized constellation that is relatively dim with only 4 bright stars. It is located to the right of Taurus (See #2) and slightly up. It represents the Golden Fleece in Greek Mythology, which is an enchanted fleece that heals all.

2. Taurus

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This is actually a really easy to see one and many people don't realize it. It's very prominent in the night sky and has another little constellation inside it, a cluster of stars called The Pleiades (Seven Sisters). It is above and to the right of the famous constellation, Orion, so if you can find his belt you can find Taurus the bull.

3. Gemini

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This constellation can be found right above and to the left of Orion and to the left of Taurus (See #2). You will likely find it by spotting its two brightest stars first, Castor and Pollux, and then seeing the two connect sort of like a "U'. The two brighter stars are named after 2 twins in Greek mythology. Pollux was immortal and Castor was not, however if one went to Hades, the underworld, and one went to Mount Olympus, the thrones of the Greek gods, their immortality could be swapped.

4. Cancer

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You can find this constellation to the left of Gemini (See #3) and the right of Leo (See #5) . It is mid-sized and very faint. It has two stars with known planets and is the 2nd faintest of the zodiac constellations.

5. Leo

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This constellation is to the left of Cancer (See #4) and to the right of Virgo (See #6). It has many bright stars which makes it easy to spot. It also looks like a backwards question mark which makes it easy to distinguish.

6. Virgo

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Located to the left of Leo (See #5) and to the right of Libra (See #7). It is the second largest constellation in the sky and the largest of the zodiac constellations.

7. Libra

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Located to the left and slightly below Virgo (See #6) and to the right and slightly above Scorpius (See #8). It's a fairly faint constellation and is usually seen as a triangle with two legs due to those stars being the brightest.

8. Scorpius

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Located to the left and slightly below Libra (See #7) and to the right and slightly below Sagittarius (See #9). Contains many bright stars. Very ancient constellation, pre-dated the Greeks.

9. Sagittarius

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Located to the left and slightly above Sorpius (See #8) and to the left of Capricornus (See #10). Usually only the top right area (in the picture) is visible due to the brighter stars and is known as "The Teapot"

10. Capricornus

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Located to the left of Sagittarius (See #9) and below Aquarius (See #11). It is the smallest and faintest constellation of the zodiac signs. (my personal fave, but i'm a little biased hahah)

11. Aquarius

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Located above Capricornus (See #10) and below and to the right of Pisces (See #12). One of the oldest constellations.

12. Pisces

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Located above and to the right of Aquarius (See #11) and to the left and slightly below Aries (See #1).

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As you can see all of the constellations kind of connect like the months they correspond with! I find it very interesting and I hope you liked this article and it helped you in some way.

Layla
Layla
@Argonaut  
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