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There are 88 official constellations, all of which are visible from Earth, but not from every location.

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What effect does earth revolution have on the constellations seen on earth?

Due to the revolution of the earth, certain constellations can be seen at specific times, depending on the position of the earth.


How many constellations in the Earth?

There are no constellations in the Earth. They are in space. There are 88 official constellations.


What constellations are visible from Earth?

All of them are. The constellations were all invented by human beings, on Earth. None were invented that can't be seen from Earth.


What planets can be seen in certain constellations?

The constellations of the zodiac fall on the plane of the ecliptic (the plane in which the Earth orbits the Sun) and all the Sun's planets orbit also in the plane of the ecliptic. This means that ALL the planets eventually move through ALL the zodiacal constellations (as seen from Earth). It also therefore follows that the planets are never seen in the non zodiacal constellations.


What are 5 star constellations seen from Earth?

2 constellations with 5 stars are Cassiopeia & Cepheus.


What do stars and constellations have in common?

Stars are visible at night. Constellations are simply groups of stars as seen from earth, and they are also visible at night.


What constellations can't be seen?

Too many to mention - there are about 88 officially recognized constellations and more than 2/3rds of them can be seen from the Northern Hemisphere.


What constellations are in the spring?

Constellations are patterns seen in the stars from a particular point on the Earth. Without knowing which point you're talking about, we can't answer the question.


What constellations are seen in the north hemisphere?

Too many to mention - there are about 88 officially recognized constellations and more than 2/3rds of them can be seen from the Northern Hemisphere.


Why do constellations seen from earth change with the seasons?

Because earth moves around the sun and therefore it is positioned in different places.


Why do you think some constellations can not be seen in the summer?

They recede from sight due to the rotation of the earth at these times.


How many constellations can be seen with the naked eye?

All 88 of them


What effect does earth's revolution have on the constellations seen from earth?

Earth's revolution (along its orbit around the sun) is what determines which constellations will be visible in the night sky. That being said, this is why different parts of the world get different constellations that those here in the US can't see. This is also true about the southern having different ones than those in the northen hemisphere.


Why are some constellations only seen at certain seasons of the year?

Because the Earth revolves around the Sun.


Where can Orion be seen?

Orion is one of the few constellations that can be seen from anywhere on Earth, but it's not visible in at certain times of year. It's visible in the northern hemisphere in winter. In the southern hemisphere it can be seen for most of the year in many places. (I presume the questioner meant "from where on Earth......".)


Which constellations can be seen all year?

The circumpolar constellations


Where does the earth have to be in order to see constellations?

The earth's position has no affect on constellations' visibility. The position of the viewer on the surface of the earth will affect what constellations are visible.


Are all constellations seen from earth located in the milky way galaxy?

That is true, all the constellations are composed of stars which are part of the Milky Way. Other galaxies are seen by the unaided human eye as cloud-like nebulae, rather than point sources of light.


What constellations can you see in January?

There are many constellations that can be seen in January. Some can be seen all year round, like Ursa Major. Others that are prominent in January are Orion, Gemini, Taurus, Aries, Leo Cancer, Leo Minor, Caelum, Dorado, Mensa, Reticulum, Canis Major, Lepus, Eridanus and others. Your position on Earth will also determine some of what you can see.


Why are constellations seen in the summer sky different then in the winter sky?

This is caused by the earth's rotation around the sun. There are five constellations in the sky all year around, but the earth's rotational path will only allow us to observe the ones that are closest during that season's orbit.


Groups of stars that form patterns in the sky?

In astronomy, 'asterisms' are patterns of stars seen in Earth's sky which do not form official constellations.


Why aren't many stars and constellations seen throughout the year?

You only can see them at night


How are constellations important in the solar system?

There are no constellations in the solar system. They can only be seen from Earth and from the other planets in the Solar System. They can help us learn about the rest of space and the Solar System itself. We can also study stars in the constellations and help us learn about our own star, the Sun.


Do you always see the same constellations in the sky?

No, you do not (in most places on Earth). As the Earth orbits the Sun, it is "in" different constellations during the course of a year. That affects the constellations that you can see at night. However, depending on your latitude, some constellations can be seen all year. That's because they are away from the path of the Sun in the sky and remain above the horizon all the time.


How many constellations are visible from the earth?

There are 88 "official" constellations recognized by the International Astronomical Union, the body that decides such things.