Constellations

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

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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.

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Earth revolves around the sun. That is why the constellations we see from Earth appear to change.


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


You see different constellation because the constellations stay in place, but Earth moves so every season you are able to see different constellations.


The Earth moves on it axis, West to East. As the Earth moves, you see different parts of space so therefor see different constellations. Hope it answered your question!!


Yes, and you will be able to see the same constellations from Mars or Pluto as well. The stars are so far away that the constellations will look exactly the same from anyplace in our solar system.



It is because of the rotation and revolution of the Earth's axis.The Earth goes to one side of its orbit this causes the other constellations to be blocked by the sun. The change in location makes other constellations out of sight. The Earth goes away from these constellations that's why we can't see them.


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.


Because the earth's spin causes us to be able to see different constellations at different times of year. In winter, we see other constellations because the earth tilts away from the sun, therefore causing us to see constellations over the top of the earth. I am 11 years old.




Those constellations that lie in the plane in which Earth orbits the Sun (the ecliptic) are only visible in the night sky when Earth is on their side of the Sun.


You can see constellations every night as long as it is clear outside


No, you do not need a telescope to see ALL constellations.


The distance between the Earth and the Moon... or for that matter the Earth and any other planet in the Solar System... is so small compared to the distance to even the nearest stars that there is no appreciable difference in the constellations.


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


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


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


Because the planets are closer to the earth than the star that make the constellations are. They are also orbiting the sun along with the earth.


All of them. The 'constellations' are a human invention. They're all visible from any place that humans are, or are likely to go for a very long time in the future.


because as the earth rotates we go into summer and then we cannot see the winter constallations because they are on the other side of the earth


You can only see constellations at night. However, not all are visible at one time or one location. During the year the viewable constellations change as the earth orbits the sun. Also, there are ones that can only be viewed in the northern or southern hemisphere not both.


It is all of the 88 constellations around the Earth forming a sphere.


No. Constellations appear to move, because the earth is spinning on it's own axis. Only the earth and the planets revolve around the sun. The planets that you can see in the sky, do not form any part of a constellation. They move relative to the constellations and wander about. 'Planet' is Greek for Wanderer.


No - as Earth rotates the stars and constellations seem to move. Also, as Earth orbits the sun over the course of a year, the stars we see at night in the winter are different than the stars we see at night in the summer. Same with Spring and Fall.



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