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Aries Constellation | Constellations In The Northern Hemisphere

ARIES CONSTELLATION – In this topic, we are going to know and learn about the constellation Aries, the Ram.

ARIES CONSTELLATION
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The website Constellation Guide says that it is a constellation in the northern sky . It is the Latin term for “the Ram” and is represented by the ram’s horns.

In Greek mythology, it is associated with the story of the Golden Fleece. It is the 39th largest constellation in the sky and occupies 441 square degrees. It can be found in NQ1, the first quadrant in the northern hemisphere.

The Babylonians identified this constellation as the agrarian worker. In those times, it contained equinox, which is referred to as the point at which the Sun crosses the celestial equator from north to south.

The constellation belong to the Zodiac family along with Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpius, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius, and Pisces.

It contains five stars with known planets with Hamal as its brightest star. Well known meteor showers associated with this include May Arietids, Autumn Arietids, Delta Arietids, Epsilon Arietids, Daytime-Arietids, and Aries-Triangulids.

Stars

It contains six formally named stars:

  • Bharani
  • Botein
  • Hamal
  • Lilii Borea
  • Mesarthim
  • Sheratan.

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