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Constellations

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Christina Vu

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Transcript of Constellations

What do constellations teach us?
It teaches us many things such as, legends, stories,and horoscopes (your future). For example, Zodiac constellations can tell us our personality, our future, your future love life, and more.
What are a few constellations seen in Winter?
Fun Facts
before there were 48 constellations because the Europeans haven't explored the southern hemisphere, but until 1922 a union decided that there are 88 constellations
CONSTELLATIONS
by: Christina Vu & Sarah Sinn
What is a constellation?
Who were the first people to see a constellation?
What are a few constellations seen in summer?
Cepheus (King Cepheus)
What are a few constellations seen in Spring?
What are a few constellations seen in Autumn?
Constellations are so far away that when you look at it from Earth it just looks the same. Everywhere within the solar system constellations will look the same since the stars are too far away.
A constellation is a group of stars that form different figures or letters. The word, constellation, comes from Latin origin. "con" meaning together and "stella" meaning star.
What do constellations look like from the moon?
It looks the same as it would on Earth.
Why?
Here's how it works.
Boötes (The Herdsman)
Hercules (The Hero Hercules)
Auriga (The Charioteer)
Gemini (Twins)
Cassiopeia (The Queen)
Andromeda (The Chained Woman)
Cetus (The Sea Monster)
Triangulum (Triangle)
Delphinus (Dolphin)
Capricornus (Goat)
Aquila (Eagle)
Ophiuchus (The Serpent Bearer)
Lyra (Harp/Lyre)
Cygnus (Swan)
Draco (Dragon)
Pegasus (Winged Horse)
The Moon
Earth
It was the Greeks, Arabs, Egyptians, Romans, Sumerians, and the Babylonians to see the first constellation. About 500 - 2000+ years ago.
Zodiac Constellations
Capricornus - December 22 - Janurary 19


Aquarius - January 20 - February 18
Pisces - February 19 - March 20
Taurus - April 20 - May 20
Aries - March 21 - April 19
Gemini - May 21 - June 21
Cancer - June 22 - July 22
Leo - July 23 - August 22
Virgo - August 23 - September 22
Libra - September 23 - October 22
Scorpio - October 23 - November 21
Sagittarius - November 22 - December 21
Horoscope Name Translations
Capricornus -
The Sea Goat
Aquarius -
The Water Bearer
Pisces-
The Fish
Aries-
The Ram
Cancer-
The Crab
Taurus-
The Bull
Gemini-
Twins
Virgo-
The Maiden
Libra-
The Scales
Scorpio-
The Scorpion
Leo-
The lion
What is a horoscope?
A horoscope is a prediction of your future, character, etc. based on the positions of the stars when you were born.
What is a zodiac?
Sagittarius- The Archer
The brightest constellation is Crux (The Southern Cross)
all constellations can't be seen at the same time at one place.
over time the stars of a constellation will change position
constellations are present during the day, but you can't see them
How can you identify a constellation?
You will need:
a star chart
a really dark sky
your eyeballs
1) You must find the right time of year you are observing.
2) Face yourself in the same direction as the chart. For example, if the chart says south, you face south.
3) Find the Polaris star. It is the north star ,which is the brightest star and is usually near the horizon.
4) Once you have found the star, you can compare the sky with the chart.
What is the brightest constellation?
WHY?
This constellation has the five brightest stars. The stars it contains are red, blue, and white, which are hotter. The blue ones have more energy in them which makes them hotter.
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