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Constellations Visible in Canadian Skies
Select a constellation from the list below to learn more:
Ursa Minor and Ursa Major
The Twins, Castor and Pollux, were born to Leda, who was seduced by Zeus in the form of a beautiful swan. Every December, meteors appear to spray out of this constellation. This event is called the "Geminid meteor shower."
Castor and Pollux, the heads of the Twins, are the two brightest stars in the constellation Gemini. Castor, "the Beaver" and Pollux, "much wine" are the 20th and 16th brightest stars in our night skies respectively.