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Exploring the Northern Hemisphere Constellations - Windows to the Universe

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Northern Hemisphere Constellations

Many different constellations fill the evening sky in the northern hemisphere. Depending on your location and the season, different constellations can be seen. Northern circumpolar constellations can be seen all year long in the night sky of the northern hemisphere, and appear to circle about the Pole star. This image shows an illustration of Ursa Major, the Great Bear.

Northern Circumpolar Constellations Northern Spring Constellation Northern Summer Constellations Northern Autumn Constellations Northern Winter Constellations
Cassiopeia
Cepheus
Draco
Ursa Major
Ursa Minor
Bootes
Cancer
Crater
Hydra
Leo
Virgo
Aquila
Cygnus
Hercules
Lyra
Ophiuchus
Sagittarius
Scorpius
Andromeda
Aquarius
Capricornus
Pegasus
Pisces
Canis Major
Cetus
Eridanus
Gemini
Orion
Perseus
Taurus

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