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Constellations Visible in Canadian Skies
Select a constellation from the list below to learn more:
Ursa Minor and Ursa Major
Orion was a famous hunter who claimed he could kill any animal. But nothing could protect him from the scorpion that stung his heel and killed him. Orion and Scorpius are placed at opposite ends of the sky so they will not fight again!
Look for a fuzzy star just below Orion's belt – this is the Orion Nebula where stars are born, a baby star nursery.
Betelgeuse, or the "armpit" of Orion, is a red supergiant star that is 300 to 400 times the diameter of our Sun and is among the best candidates to become a supernova in northern skies. Betelgeuse is a variable star; its brightness varies, but on average it is the 12th brightest star in our skies.