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What is the name given to patterns of stars in the sky?


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2010-04-22 02:42:39
2010-04-22 02:42:39

Either "constellations" or "asterisms".

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Constellations are the patterns formed by stars in the sky at night. The least common constellation is the "Big Dipper."

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The stars are as they are, but the patterns are only in our minds. We humans are very good at finding patterns; so good, in fact, that we see patterns even when there aren't any. That's what the constellations are; imaginary patterns in the sky.We do the same thing with other patterns, such as patterns of clouds in the sky. The clouds are there - the pictures are in our minds.Look at the picture below.

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The patterns appear the same because the stars are so far away that their movement is not apparent to our eyes. They move across the sky because the earth is rotating and that makes it look like the stars are moving. Just like the sun does not move across the sky, the earth rotates and the sun appears to move, the same is with the stars.

yes these patterns are called constalations they also lead us through the earth and one is called Gemini

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