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Twinkle,Twinkle, Constellation!

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Transcript of Twinkle,Twinkle, Constellation!

Twinkle
,
Twinkle
,
Constellations
!

Ursa Minor
A constellation is a group of visible stars that form a pattern when viewed from Earth.The pattern they form may take the shape of an animal, a mythological creature, a men, a woman, or an inanimate object such as a microscope, a compass, or a crown.
Ursa Major
Ursa Major is visible in the northen hemisphere.
It means "Larger Bear" in latin.
The Big Dipper is part of the Ursa Major constellation.
The Big Dipper is often used as a way
The Zodiac Constellations
The Zodiac Constellations are the constellations that are located within a band that is 20 degrees wide in the sky. The band is considered special because it is where the Sun, Moon, and the planets all move.
Means "little Bear".
It is also called Little Dipper.
What are Constellations?
Orion
Orion is one of the most visible constellations.
Because of it's location, it can be seen throughout the world.
Orion is named after a hunter from Greek mythology.
It's brightest stars are Betelgeuse and Rigel.
Zodiac Constellations
Capricorn
Aquarius
Pisces
Aries
Taurus
Gemini
Cancer
Leo
Virgo
Libra
Scorpius
Sagittarius
Interesting Facts
Astrologers use these zodiac symbols to identify signs signs, or the sign a planet is passing through at a particular time.
This band is considered special because it's where the Sun,the Moon,and the planets all move.
About Constellations
Not all constellations are visible from any one point on earth.
The star maps are typically divided into maps for the nothern hemisphere and maps for the southern hemisphere.
Thank you for learning about constellations....BYE!!!!
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