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What are the names of the 88 constellations?

88 Officially Recognized Constellations
Latin NameEnglish Name or Description
AndromedaPrincess of Ethiopia
AntliaAir pump
ApusBird of Paradise
AquariusWater bearer

Moreover, what is the smallest zodiac constellation?

  • Capricornus. Capricornus (“sea-goat”) is the smallest of the 12 zodiac constellations, and the 40th largest constellation in the night sky overall, taking up a 1.0% area of the celestial heavens.
  • Aquarius.
  • Aries.
  • Taurus.
  • Gemini.
  • Cancer.
  • Leo.
  • Virgo.

What is the second largest constellation?

Virgo is one of the constellations of the zodiac. Its name is Latin for virgin, and its symbol is ♍. Lying between Leo to the west and Libra to the east, it is the second-largest constellation in the sky (after Hydra). It can be easily found through its brightest star, Spica.

What constellations are visible?

The constellations below are the most famous and most visible to the naked eye in the Northern Hemisphere.
  • Aquarius. This drawing, as well as those below, is from Sidney Hall's set of drawings called Urania's Mirror.
  • Aquila.
  • Aries.
  • Canis Major.
  • Cygnus (also known as the Northern Cross)
  • Leo.
  • Orion.
  • Scorpius.
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