General Astronomy

6 Obscure Constellations Few People Know (and How To Find Them) 

The night sky holds numerous obscure constellations beyond famous ones like Orion. However, while lesser-known, they’re no less storied or stunning to see. Below, we dive into the mythos behind some largely unknown constellations, what they look like, and how to find them. Here are six obscure but breathtaking constellations that few people are aware…

Roman Constellations: A Complete List and Stories of Our Favorites

In the year 140 A.D the ancient astronomer Ptolemy published ‘The Almagest’ in which he identified 48 constellations. The Ancient Romans loved gazing at the night sky and tied many of their myths to the stars. There are many lessons to be learned from the stars including the power of love, friendship, family, and loyalty….

Female Constellations: A Complete List and Stories of Our Favorites

Of the 88 confirmed and recognised constellations, only 3 are thought to be female in origin. While there are countless female stars and planets, the number of constellations is much smaller. Yet despite the limited number, the female constellations have deep and fascinating backgrounds, with all 3 thought to originate in Ancient Greece. In this…

Best Free Stargazing App Options

If you’ve ever wanted to explore the night sky with something a little more portable than a telescope, then you should definitely check out the options on these stargazing apps. These free apps make stargazing portable, enjoyable, and affordable. This article looks at the best free stargazing app options, how they work, what phones they…

9 Best Constellations That Everyone Should Know (and How to Find Them)

Gazing upwards to the stars has been a favorite pastime of humans since the dawn of civilization. Many ancient cultures used noticeable grouping of stars to measure the passage of time and as inspiration for stories and art. Depending on the season and geographic location, different constellations appear in the sky. If you are a…

Winter Constellations (Northern Hemisphere): Here’s What is Visible and Bright

During winter in the Northern hemisphere, there are many constellations that remain visible, but five are particularly visible and bright in the sky during the colder months: namely, these are Canis Major, Cetus, Gemini, Orion, and Taurus. In this article, we look at each winter constellation, covering everything from appearance to mythology. Winter Constellations (Northern Hemisphere)…

Summer Constellations (Northern Hemisphere): Here’s What Is Visible and Bright

Stars have long held a fascination for humans. For as long as we have looked up at the night sky, we have categorized, named, and organized the stars we see twinkling overhead. The stars visible to us change depending on where we are, and what time of year it is. Summer constellations are collections of…

Spring Constellations (Northern Hemisphere): Here’s What is Visible and Bright

Spring in the Northern hemisphere is the perfect time to view five particular constellations at their brightest and most visible: Boötes, Cancer, Hydra, Leo, and Virgo. There are around fifteen constellations associated with the springtime, but these five are thought to be easiest to identify in spring. In this article, we explore each of the…

Autumn Constellations: Here’s what is bright and visible

Autumn constellations begin appearing in the sky in early to mid-September and can be viewed until the end of the year. Some of the most famous zodiac constellations that are visible in the Autumn night sky include Aquarius, Aries and Pisces. Andromeda, one of the oldest and most recognizable constellations, is part of a family…

Animal Constellations: A Complete List and Stories of Our Favorites

In total, there are 88 official constellations. With 42 animal constellations, they amount to almost half of that number. The constellations are broken down into 5 groups. The other groups include; objects, which has 28 constellations – humans, which has 14 constellations – chimaeras, which has 2 constellations – and natural features, which has 2…

Constellations in December: Here’s What’s Visible and Bright

Planning a stargazing event in December? Wondering what to look for? If you’re stargazing in December, you can check out these constellations: Aside from year-round favorites like the Big Dipper and the Little Dipper, You can view Draco, Aries, Cassiopeia, Perseus, and many more. This article tells you about some of the constellations visible in…

Constellations For November: Here’s What Is Visible and Bright

No matter whether you’re an amateur astronomer, student, or person with a curious mind, you may be wondering which constellations may be visible and bright come October? Continue reading to discover more about which constellations are visible in October, how these constellations may appear, their myths, locations and more. Constellations For November: Summary Andromeda, Cassiopeia,…