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Constellations of the northern hemisphere August sky. The stars are connected in their traditional patterns and the dotted lines show the IAU boundaries for each one. (Credit: Astro Bob) Mona Evans, "Constellation or Asterism?" http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art180464.asp

Dog Days is the name for the most sultry period of summer from about 3rd July 3 to 11 August in the Northern Hemisphere. It was mamed in early times by observers in countries bordering the Mediterranean as the period coincided with the heliacal rising (when a star first becomes visible above the eastern horizon for a brief moment just before sunrise) of Sirius the dog star in the constellation Canis Major. It's such a commonly used phrase..... interesting to know it's history…

From the Northern Hemisphere, look southward in July and August evenings to see these stars. From the Southern Hemisphere, look…

Vega is the brightest star in the constellation Lyra, the lyre. In Greek mythology, Orpheus was a great musician able to charm the rocks and stream with his divine songs. Killed by his enemies, the magic lyre was tossed in a river. Zeus sent an eagle to retrieve it. Later, he immortalized both in the summer constellation Lyra.

Dog Days is the name for the most sultry period of summer from about 3rd July 3 to 11 August in the Northern Hemisphere. It was mamed in early times by observers in countries bordering the Mediterranean as the period coincided with the heliacal rising (when a star first becomes visible above the eastern horizon for a brief moment just before sunrise) of Sirius the dog star in the constellation Canis Major. It's such a commonly used phrase..... interesting to know it's history…

From the Northern Hemisphere, look southward in July and August to find the Teapot in Sagittarius. Notice 2 points: galactic center and…

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featherandmoss: Star map of the Southern Hemisphere.

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1926 june july august of southern hemisphere constellations original star map vintage celestial print

1926 june july august of southern hemisphere print