Tag: constellations

Leo constellation, with radiant stars in the night sky. The lion's majestic mane and the constellation glow, creates a celestial blue glow in bedrooms at night

The Majesty of Leo

In the vast night sky, among the many stars that shine overhead, one constellation stands out for its regal presence ~ Leo, the celestial lion. Named after the Latin word for lion, Leo is a prominent constellation in the zodiac. Located in the spring northern hemisphere sky, Leo is one of the twelve constellations of the zodiac, those constellations in which the sun appears to move through. In the Southern hemisphere Leo can be seen in the autumn. Its distinct shape is often likened to a lion, with a prominent backward question mark forming the head and mane, and a triangle representing the lion's hindquarters. This is one constellation whose animal shape is easily imagined. At the heart of Leo...

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Glow in the dark mural of the constellation Orion with spiral galaxy, Pleiades (Matariki) star cluster, crescent Moon and comet.

Orion ~ The Mighty Hunter of the Night Sky

Orion is one of our most well loved star constellations. Orion is named after a legendary hunter from Greek mythology and is most visible in the summer skies of the southern hemisphere and in the winter sky for the north. The three bright stars of Orions belt are hard to miss! At Orion’s shoulders and legs you'll see two brilliant stars, Betelgeuse and Rigel, at opposite ends of the celestial hunter. Betelgeuse, a red supergiant, shines with a warm, reddish glow, while Rigel dazzles with brilliant blue-white radiance. An interesting fact about Betelgeuse (the name means the giant’s shoulder) is that this massive red star is on the verge of becoming a supernova. That means it could explode anytime in...

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