C is for Constellations

12 thoughts on “C is for Constellations”

  1. Fascinating stuff. I do enjoy to gaze up at the sky and see if I can spot a constellation, though I’m not very good at it. I need more practice! I enjoy Greek mythology and the myth that Zeus turned Amalthea into the constellation Capricorn :-)

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  2. Great info on the constellations. I was not familiar with the term asterism. Thanks for sharing! I can usually spot the most common ones in the Northern Hemisphere. My Southern Hemisphere ones are shaky :-) My first one was the Big Dipper, which I have always thought of as a constellation until now :-).

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  3. It has been a fun mini-game in Dragon Age Inquisition to connect-the-dots and make constellations from their world. You get the stars, then the artistic rendering, then the mythology of it… very well thought out :)

    It would be fun to re-do the constellations today, but that’s not likely, so to video games I guess we must turn!

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  4. I love, love, love this theme. I can pick out a lot of constellations — been a stargazer my whole life, and I have a really amateur telescope that’s just powerful enough to see the rings of Saturn and the spot on Jupiter. My favorite is the Pleiades.

    Happy A to Z!

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  5. Stopping by on my A to Z wanderings.

    Didn’t know a lot of this and am rubbish at spotting any of the constellations, live back in the city now but spent a great year living in a house with no light pollution for miles and miles, clear nights were often spent gazing upwards (even if I couldn’t name any of them!)

    Mars
    Curling Stones for Lego People

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  6. There is an app on iPhone; it’s called Star Walk, and it will show you where all of the constellations/planets/satellites are regardless of where you point your device. It’s awesome. I love it.

    Orion is also my favorite constellation. :)

    Alex Hurst, A Fantasy Author in Kyoto
    A-Z Blogging in April Participant

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