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Which constellations are visible from both north and south America?

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2008-12-24 22:07:30
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The constellations along or near the ecliptic, including the constellations of the Zodiac, are visible from most of north and south america. At high latitudes in either direction, the equatorial constellations will be pretty low on the horizon and may not be visible unless the terrain is fairly flat, or from high elevations such as mountain peaks.

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The constellations near the plane of the ecliptic (the zodiacal constellations) are only visible at certain times of the year. The constellations towards the poles (N and S) are visible at all times of the year from their respective hemispheres. In the South, the Southern Cross would be one example and in the North the Great Bear (or plough) would be another.


There are completely different constellations on South sky. Behind the equator there is no Northern star visible.



Circumpolar constellations are visible all year long, depending on where you are viewing them from. At the north pole, or the south pole, some constellations are visible year-round, these are the circumpolar constellations. On the equator, there are no circumpolar constellations because of the earths rotation, that is why circumpolar constellations are at the "poles". Some of the circumpolar constellations can also be viewed from other parts of the same hemisphere, such as the big dipper and the little dipper, although they are circumpolar, they are also seen in other parts of the northern hemisphere. Circumpolar constellations in the northern hemisphere, will never be seen at the south pole, and vice versa. I hope this helped.


Of course -- you are looking at a different part of the sky so there are constellations visible in the southern latitudes that are not visible in the northern latitudes and vice versa.


They are constellations which are near the celestial North and South Poles: that is, ones which are above the earth's poles.



What two bodies of water are south of North America but north of South America


From the Isthmus of Panama north is North America and south of that is South America.


It would have to be north to have that term applied. All of North America is north of the equator, and most of South America is south of the equator.


North America is north of South America.north america, Mexico is a part of North America too


South America is south of North America.


in the world in NORTH SOUTH WEST or EAST


They are the constellations at the celestial north & south poles - Ursa Minor (the little bear) is at the celestial North Pole and the Southern Cross is a constellation near the celestial South Pole.


North America is directly north of South America.


The continent south of North America is South America.


North America is in the north-western hemisphere and South America is in the south-western hemisphere.


North America is south of the north pole.


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South America is the large southern landmass of the Americas, North America and South America (Central America is usually considered part of North America).The continent is longest from north to south, with the Andes Mountains along the left (western) side. South America is actually SE of North America.


It was named America first, then Brazil and the places to the south were founded. They were then called North America and South America, for one is North and one is South.


Believe it or not, South America is part of North America.


South America is south and north of the Equator


North America ends and South America begins south from the equator.


An easy way to say that would be North America is north and South America is south. Another way to say that is South America has tropical rain forest and North America has the Rocky Mountains. There are a lot of differences between North and South America. And I think you meant South America not South American.



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