Constellations in Groups
The 12 Star Signs (Zodiac Signs)
Aries, Gemini, Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pieces.
Constellations According to month, when they are seen at their best (9pm) meaning at their highest point
January - Caelum, Dorado, Mensa, Orion, Reticulum, Taurus
February - Auriga, Camelopardalis, Canis Major, Columba, Gemini, Lepus, Monoceros, Pictor
March - Cancer, Canis Minor, Carina, Lynx, Puppis, Pyxis, Vela, Volans
April - Antlia, Chamaeleon, Crater, Hydra, Leo, Leo Minor, Sextans, Ursa Major
May - Canes Venatici, Centaurus, Coma Berenices, Corvus, Crux, Musca, Virgo
June - Boötes, Circinus, Libra, Lupus, Ursa Minor
July - Apus, Ara, Corona Borealis, Draco, Hercules, Norma, Ophiuchus, Scorpius, Serpens, Triangulum Australe
August - Corona Austrina, Lyra, Sagittarius, Scutum, Telescopium
September - Aquila, Capricornus, Cygnus, Delphinus, Equuleus, Indus, Microscopium, Pavo, Sagitta, Vulpecula
October - Aquarius, Cepheus, Grus, Lacerta, Octans, Pegasus, Piscis Austrinus
November - Andromeda, Cassiopeia, Phoenix, Pisces, Sculptor, Tucana
December - Aries, Cetus, Eridanus, Fornax, Horologium, Hydrus, Perseus, Triangulum
January – named in honour of the Roman god Janus the protector of doors
February – named derived from the Roman verb ‘februum’ which means to cleanse.
March – named in honour of Mars, the Roman God of war.
April – named derived from the Latin word ‘aperiō’, to bud, to open (for buds)
May – named after the Roman goddess Maia, Goddess of Spring
June - named after Juno, the Roman Goddess of Love and Marriage
July – named after Julius Caesar
August – named after Augustus Caesar
September – so named as it was the seventh month on the Roman Calendar (septem in Latin)
October – so named as it was the eighth month on the Roman Calendar (octo in Latin)
November – so named as it was the ninth month on the Roman Calendar (novem in Latin)
December – so named as it was the tenth month on the Roman Calendar (decem in Latin)
88 optical illusions crawl across the sky
Trailing myths and legends in their wake,
As Gods and monsters slowly fade away
We’ll find new shapes among the points of light
And tell ourselves new stories around the fire,
New myths and legends for a star-struck age.
John Francis Haines (UK)
Leader of Eight Hand Gang (a British network of Science Fiction writers)
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