This is what we see when we first look at the sky
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The Night Sky - An Introduction to Constellations
When we gaze up into the night sky we see many stars,
and sometimes a meteor
or a comet
. If we're very lucky we may witness a
once or twice in our lifetime. Over the course of days, weeks and
months the planets "wander" among the stars which,
while they move nightly across the
night sky, keep an unvarying relationship to each other, at least at first glance.
Ancient societies noticed this and believed that some stars had a
and associated some patterns of the stars with the
goddesses, gods, and stories of their culture.
These groups of stars are called Constellations.
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