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Constellations were drawn up by the ancients, and their use was continued for Astrology. Later on, the arrangements were used to provide a "structure" to the sky, even for the modern astronomer. We locate stars and other objects by the constellation they are in.

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The Babylonians were the first to use the constellations of the Zodiac.


Constellations are important because our current calendars are based on the zodiacal constellations - the constellations along the ecliptic. The different zodiacal constellations were used as a tool for our ancestors to know when animals hibernate, and migrate - they used them to tell when the rainy season was coming - they used them to know when to harvest and plant their crops. Everything about our current way of life is based on watching the constellations.


they can be used by which way the last star is going


Constellations are used for navigating. Since different constellations appear in different parts of the world at different times of the year, if you know the approximate time of the year you can figure out where you are by the constellations.


Constellations have been used to tell time for hundreds of years. The 12 zodiacal constellations are used to symbolize the 12 months in a yearly cycle. another is, It may lead a person to their position & to use this information in many ways like telling direction.


These are the ZODIACAL CONSTELLATIONS - the constellations of the zodiac.


Constellations are used to identify groups of stars in the sky. It is easier to refer to the 88 constellations than to remember the location of each star. It's like dividing a city into neighborhoods, instead of houses.


Constellations are of mainly historical importance, as a record of the way in which the human race used to think about the stars. Modern astronomers do not categorize stars according to constellations, since they have more meaningful criteria. Astrologers, of course, continue to attribute vast mystical significance to constellations.



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


88 modern constellations - a list of the current constellations. Former constellations - a list of former constellations. Chinese constellations List of Nakshatras - sectors along the moon's ecliptic Asterism (astronomy)


constellations are group of stars


There are 88 constellations nowadays. And by definition, a constellation isn't only the stars you're used to see in connected lines - it is a region of the sky with perpendicular boundaries including stars, nebulae, objects, etc. For a list of constellations look at http://www.astro.wisc.edu/~dolan/constellations/constellation_list.html


Those are called, "Constellations".


Circumpolar stars/constellations are stars/constellations that always stay in the sky; they never rise or set.


The Greeks and Romans named the constellations after the gods, the animals,or the warriors of the tribes and or the people who used to defent the group of people living there


No one exactly knows what are constellations for.


The correct spelling is 'constellations'.


The Constellations was created in 2008.


Constellations are patterns of stars, so stars cannot be constellations.


People back in the time before advanced nautical instruments used the constellations to navigate on the open sea. The Big and Little Dippers were used as time tellers, like the hands of a clock. This was the time before clocks and maybe sundials.



most of the constellations were named after mythologies.


he discovered constellations in the 1900


Their are 88 constellations in the sky.



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