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Constellations [P1]: The Formation of Beauty in the Night Sky

Constellations [P1]: The Formation of Beauty in the Night Sky

There are 88 Constellations in the night sky, and these astronomical patterns have an astonishingly long history. It was dated way back than the actual premise of its origin, that no one still knows when it was invented.

[The greeks were credit with the orgin of the constellation, mainly due to their profound historic works. Some Babylonian constellations were brought to Greece by Eudoxus of Cnidus in the 4th century B.C.]

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Aquarius - Cup Bearer

Aquarius - Cup Bearer

[Quick History]: In Greek mythology, Aquarius represented Ganymede, a very handsome young man. Zeus recognized the lad’s good looks, and invited Ganymede to Mt. Olympus to be the cupbearer of the gods. For his service he was granted eternal youth, as well as a place in the night sky.

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Location: Aquarius

[Location]: This constellation appears in the southern sky. South of the equator, it’s found overhead or high in the northern sky. You’ll see Aquarius highest in the sky in early October around 10 p.m. local time or one month later – in early November – around 8 p.m. local time.

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Orion - Hunter

Orion - Hunter

[Quick History]: Orion was a massive, supernaturally gifted hunter who was the son of Poseidon. It was said he regularly hunted with Artemis (Goddess of the Hunt) on the island of Crete, and that he was killed either by her bow, or by the sting of the great scorpion who later became the constellation Scorpius.

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Location: Orion

[Location]: It's easy to spot Orion the Hunter, one of winter's most easily recognizable constellations. Many of you can probably identify the Hunter's Belt, those three-stars-in-a-row. in the southwestern sky if you are in the Northern Hemisphere or the northwestern sky if you are in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Taurus - Bull

Taurus - Bull

[Quick History]: As one of the oldest recognized constellations, it has mythologies dating back to the early Bronze Age. There are several Greek myths involving Taurus. Two of them include Zeus, who either disguised himself as a bull or disguised his mistress as a bull in multiple escapades of infidelity. Another myth has the bull being the 7th labor of Hercules after the beast wreaked havoc in the countryside

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Location: Taurus

[Location]: In the southern sky during winter months for observers in the northern hemisphere. To find Taurus use the Orion's belt asterism. Taurus is north-east of Orion and if you follow the line of the best you will find the cluster of bright stars that form the face of the bull.

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Aries - Ram

Aries - Ram

[Quick History]: In Greek mythology, Aries is the ram whose fleece became the Golden Fleece. The Golden Fleece is a symbol of kingship and authority, and plays a significant role in the tale of Jason and the Argonauts. Jason is sent to find the fleece in order to rightfully claim his throne as king, and with some help from Medea (his future wife), finds his prize. It’s one of the oldest stories in antiquity, and was current in Homer’s time.

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Location: Aries

[Location]: In the Northern Hemisphere between Pisces to its west and Taurus to its east. The best view of Aries occurs on December nights around 9 p.m. local time. Alpha, Beta and Gamma Arietis are the three brightest stars within the Aries constellation

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Scorpius - Scorpion

Scorpius - Scorpion

[Quick History]: There are a variety of myths associated with the scorpion, almost all of them involving Orion the hunter. Orion once boasted that he could kill all the animals on the earth. He encountered the scorpion, and after a long, fierce fight, Orion was defeated. It was such a hard-fought battle that it caught the eye of Zeus, and the scorpion was raised to the night sky for all eternity.

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Location: Scorpius

[Location]: Easily found looking south toward the Milky Way and following it upward. It is easiest to find Scorpius by looking for what looks like a fish hooks of bright stars. At the center of this hook is what visually looks like a bright red star.

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Ques: Where is Scorpius in relation to Orion?

Ans: The two constellations lie opposite each other in the sky, and Orion is said to be fleeing from the scorpion as it sets just as Scorpius rises.

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