Constellations are groupings of stars that, when viewed from Earth, form distinct shapes. Constellations have been around since the dawn of recorded history. In this section you will learn all about constellations and their histories.

Hercules (constellation)

Hercules, a constellation of the Northern Hemisphere. It is best seen during the summer.

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  • Pisces


    Pisces, a constellation and the 12th sign of the zodiac. The name means The Fishes. See more »

  • Pleiades (constellation)

    Pleiades (constellation)

    Pleiades, in astronomy, a cluster of stars in the constellation Taurus. With a telescope, several hundred stars are visible in the cluster. See more »

  • Sagittarius


    Sagittarius, a southern constellation and the ninth sign of the zodiac. The name Sagittarius means the archer. See more »

  • Scorpius


    Scorpius, a constellation in the Southern Hemisphere and the eighth sign of the zodiac. See more »

  • Southern Cross

    Southern Cross

    Southern Cross, or Crux (cross in Latin), a southern constellation that lies in the Milky Way. See more »

  • Taurus


    Taurus, a constellation and the second sign of the zodiac. In northern latitudes, Taurus can be seen during the evening in winter. See more »

  • Ursa Major

    Ursa Major

    Ursa Major, or Great Bear, the constellation in the northern skies that contains the Big Dipper, a name suggested by the shape of the figure formed by its seven brightest stars. See more »

  • Ursa Minor

    Ursa Minor

    Ursa Minor, or Little Bear, the constellation of the northern sky that contains the Little Dipper. See more »

  • Virgo


    Virgo, a constellation and the sixth sign of the zodiac. The name means the virgin. See more »

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