Southern Hemisphere Constellations
Many different constellations fill the evening sky in the southern hemisphere. Depending on your location and the season, different constellations can be seen. Southern circumpolar constellations can be seen all year long in the night sky of the southern hemisphere. In the southern hemisphere, there is no bright pole star. This image shows an illustration of Crux - the Southern Cross.
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