Fifteen Animals that can live in the sky!!
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Dragons, unicorns, swans, giraffes and many others have made their way to the sky. There are constellations that are named after them.
- Draco, the Dragon is a constellation which is circumpolar i.e. never setting in the northern hemisphere.
- Monocerous, the Unicorn is situated between Orion and Hydra, with Orion’s hunting dogs Canis Minor above and Canis Major below.
- Cygnus, the swan, is a northern hemisphere constellation and is very prominent throughout the summer months.
- Pegasus, the winged horse constellation can be defined if we draw a line from Ursa Major to the Pole Star then onto Cassiopeia; the great square of Pegasus follows on. The head of the horse is bent down towards the equator which extends to Cygnus and Delphinus.
- Cetus the whale is a huge southern constellation. Bordering Cetus is Eridanus ‘the river’; above it is Taurus, Aries and Pisces and on the other side is Aquarius.
- Delphinus, the dolphin is a small constellation which is bordered by Sagitta, Aquila, Aquarius, Equuleus, Pegasus and Vulpecula. When an imaginary line is drawn joining the stars it resembles like a dolphin jumping out of the water.
- Camelopardalis, the giraffe is a northern polar constellation. The head and neck of Camelopardalis infringes into Draco and Ursa Minor’s circumpolar constellations, and its body and legs are in the middle of Ursa Major and Cassiopeia. On the southern side it is bordered by Perseus, Auriga and Lynx.
- Aquila, the Eagle is surrounded by nine other constellations that touch its borders. Sagitta bounds most of its northern end, to the south is Sagittarius, Aquarius is to its east and Serpens Cauda to the west.
- Lepus, the hare is a small southern constellation easy recognizable as it is directly below Orion. If an imaginary line is drawn one can see a hare being hunted by Orion and his hunting dogs.
- Vulpecula, the fox is a small northern constellation bordered by Cygnus, Lyra, Hercules, Sagitta, Delphinus and Pegasus.
- Pavo, the peocock is a small southern constellation Bordered by Telescopium, Ara, Apus, Octans and Indus.It it has just one bright star.
Lupus, the wolf is a constellation that is bordered by Scorpius, Centaurus, Norma, Libra and Circinus.
Grus, the crane is a constellation which is south of the celestial equator. When imaginary joined it resembles like a crane.
Columba, the dove is a small southern constellation situated below Lepus, ‘the Hare’. Columba is bordered by Caelum, Pictor,Puppis and Canis Major.
Lacerta, the lizard is a small northern constellation it is sandwiched in between Cygnus to the west and Andromeda to the east, and borders with Cassiopeia and Cepheus to to the north and with Pegasus to the south.