We’re in the middle of summer here in the Northern Hemisphere and it’s a great time to check out the July constellations! Take a look at the star chart above. We are going to focus on what I call the “big three” summer constellations in today’s post. Those constellations are Draco, Hercules, and Ophiuchus.
Orion The Hunter – the great winter constellation – is setting very early in the western sky making way for the spring constellations. By 1am in May, you will be able to see the summer triangle which is comprised of the stars Vega, Deneb, and Altair. We’ll explore these constellations in today’s post.
Now that it’s officially spring, it’s time to focus on the major constellations visible in the northern hemisphere. This April, I want to highlight a very prominent and recognizable constellation – Ursa Major. Ursa Major is also known as The Great Bear. As you can see in the above star chart, Ursa Major will appear nearly overhead toward the northeast around 10pm, EST in early April. Read the rest of this entry »