December Constellations

The constellations best seen in December are Aries, Eridanus, Fornax, Horologium, Perseus and Triangulum.  Perseus, Triangulum and Aries are located in the northern sky, while Eridanus, Fornax and Horologium are southern constellations. December is the best time of year to observe several well-known deep sky objects that are located in these constellations. They include the … [Read more…]

March Constellations

The constellations best seen in March are Cancer, Canis Minor, Carina, Lynx, Pyxis, Vela and Volans. Cancer, Canis Minor and Lynx are located in the northern celestial hemisphere, while Carina, Pyxis, Vela and Volans lie in the southern sky. March is the best time of year to observe some of the well-known deep sky objects … [Read more…]

January Constellations

The constellations best seen in January are Caelum, Dorado, Lepus, Mensa, Orion, Pictor, Reticulum and Taurus. Two of these constellations – Orion and Taurus – are quite prominent in the evening sky, while others are simply best observed at this time of year. Orion, Taurus and Lepus are northern constellations, located in the first quadrant … [Read more…]

Winter Constellations

Winter constellations are the constellations that are best observed in the evening night sky from late December to late March in the northern hemisphere and from late June to late September in the southern hemisphere. The most prominent northern winter constellations are Auriga, Canis Major, Canis Minor, Carina, Eridanus, Gemini, Monoceros, Orion and Taurus. Southern … [Read more…]