Asked in English to Latin
What is the origin of the constellation name canis major?
Canis major is one Orion's hunting dogs Canis major contains the star Sirius in it which is the brightest star in the sky Canis major comes along with Canis minor ...
What is the meaning of Sirius the brightest star of Gemini?
Sirius is the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major. The brightest star in the constellation Gemini is Pollux with a magnitude of 1.2. ...
Asked in Astronomy, Stars, Polaris
What characteristics do Procyon B and Polaris share?
Polaris is the brightest star in the constellation Ursa minor and Procyon is the brightest star in the constellation canis minor but the brightness of Procyon is not due to it's intense luminosity but it's closeness to the sun, at a distance of 11.46 light years, but both stars are bright ...
What are facts about Canis Minor?
- It only has 2 stars in it (nothing else) - The 2 stars are Gomeisa and Procyon - Procyon is the 8th brightest star in the sky - Procyon means 'before the dog' - Because it rises in the sky before Canis Major - Procyon is technically a double star - Canis Minor means little dog - Procyon is 20 times brighter than the sun - In greek mythology, Canis Minor is usually though to be one of Orion's dogs - Procyon is a...
Asked in Science
What constellation is The brightest star in the night sky located in?
The brightest star (the star with the greatest apparent magnitude) in the sky, next to the Sun of course, is Sirius, also called Alpha Canis Majoris. In other words, it is located in the Canis Major constellation. ...
Asked in Stars
Apart from the sun which is the brightest star seen on earth?
The star Sirius is the brightest star visible from the earth. Sirius is in the Canis Major constelation, and is therefore often refered to as "the Dog Star" ...