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A constellation is a region of the sky. Each constellation shares a border with neighboring constellations. For example, in the same way that the state of Texas is a region of the United States, Ursa Major is a region of the sky.

Each constellation has a specific pattern of bright(ish) stars in it that are responsible for its name, because the ancients thought it looked like ... something. A part-fish, part-goat. A scorpion. A snake. A bear.

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A constellation is a region of the sky. Each constellation shares a border with neighboring constellations. For example, in the same way that the state of Texas is a region of the United States, Ursa Major is a region of the sky.

Each constellation has a specific pattern of bright(ish) stars in it that are responsible for its name, because the ancients thought it looked like ... something. A part-fish, part-goat. A scorpion. A snake. A bear.

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A constellation is a region of the sky. Each constellation shares a border with neighboring constellations. For example, in the same way that the state of Texas is a region of the United States, Ursa Major is a region of the sky.

Each constellation has a specific pattern of bright(ish) stars in it that are responsible for its name, because the ancients thought it looked like ... something. A part-fish, part-goat. A scorpion. A snake. A bear.

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A constellation is a region of the sky. Each constellation shares a border with neighboring constellations. For example, in the same way that the state of Texas is a region of the United States, Ursa Major is a region of the sky.

Each constellation has a specific pattern of bright(ish) stars in it that are responsible for its name, because the ancients thought it looked like ... something. A part-fish, part-goat. A scorpion. A snake. A bear.

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A constellation is a group of stars that appears to form a pattern or picture like Orion the Great Hunter, Leo the Lion, or Taurus the Bull. Constellations are easily recognizable patterns that help people orient themselves using the night sky. There are 88 β€œofficial” constellations.

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The ancients of Classical Greece, Babylon, & even earlier, Sumeria, saw the stellar night sky, and saw patterns in the stellar arrangements. In seeing these patterns they saw familiar objects, so they assigned names to them.

Polaris (Pole Star) form part of a pattern/constellation named 'Ursa Minor' (Little Bear). Nearby is the pattern/constellation Ursa Major (Great Bear).

They also named stars too. Probably the most famous is 'Sirius' (The Dog Star), and its companion star Procyon (The Pup). These and plenty more have been kept from ancient timers. Probably the easiest constellation to see is Orion (The Hunter) and his sword belt. Orion is seen in the evening sky in February and March in a South Westerly direction.

The Signs of the Zodiac are also constellations of the night sky. These constellations all lie between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. The Sun (our nearest Star) passes through these twelve constellations taking about one year to do so. From this the ancients developed Astrology from it.

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The stars are very far away. Therefore, while they do have proper movements, it takes a relatively long time for us to realize any such movement.

The stars are very far away. Therefore, while they do have proper movements, it takes a relatively long time for us to realize any such movement.

The stars are very far away. Therefore, while they do have proper movements, it takes a relatively long time for us to realize any such movement.

The stars are very far away. Therefore, while they do have proper movements, it takes a relatively long time for us to realize any such movement.

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They are not. Constellations don't exist in the stars; they exist only as patterns in our own minds.

We humans are excellent in seeing patterns, and sometimes we see patterns that don't exist. The constellations of stars in the sky is a prime example. We see patterns in the stars in the shape of people, or animals, or objects. A few thousand years ago, hunters and shepherds and farmers would invent stories featuring those people and objects, such as Orion the Hunter, or Cancer the Crab.


But the stories aren't real, and the patterns only exist in our minds. And THAT is how the constellations are connected to each other; in the stories that we've made up about them.

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There is no such thing as "types of constellations".

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The patterns seen are called constellations.

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What do stars and constellations relate to patterns of stars?

A constellation is a region of the sky. Each constellation shares a border with neighboring constellations - Nana Zaddii . !


Patterns of stars are called what?

Patterns of stars are called constellations.


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