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a small group of stars in a noticable pattern. ex., ursa major, taurus, orion


a smaller group of stars within a constellation in a noticable pattern. ex., the big dipper in ursa major, the tea pot in saggitarious


a large natural group of stars held together by gravity. ex., our galaxy is the milky way


of or partaining to the heavens or sky. ex., a planet, a star


is the angle measured from the zenith from true north to a celestial object. Ex., north=0 degrees, east= 90 degrees, south=180 degrees, west= 270 degrees


the angle above the horizen


latitudinal lines run east and west and circumvent the globe. Measureed in degrees. 10/15 degree increments. maximum latitude is 90 degrees


run north ad south. measured in degrees. prime meridian runs through Greenwich, England, and is at 0 degrees longitude. 15 degrees east and west of the Prime Meridian. International Dateline(where day changes) has longitude of 180 degrees E. or W.


is the extension at latitude in to space. it is mesaured in degrees

right ascension

is the extension of longitude into space. measured in hours, minutes, seconds


0 degrees latitude. latitude is measured n/s of it.

prime meridian

runs through Greenwich, England. 0 degrees longitude


lines running n/s on the globe, measured e/w of the prime meridian, approximately 15 degrees apart from eachother, 24 encircle the earth

Greenwich, England

the city inwhich the prime meridian runs through is at 0 degrees longitude

international dateline

where day changes has a longitude of 180 degrees e or w

degrees/ hours

are devided into minutes, which are further devided into seconds


the point directly overhead= altitude of 90 degrees


the apparent path of the sun. (the earth rotates, giving the illlusion that the sun moves across the sky from the east to the west)

how many degrees are in a circle? how does this relate to astronomy?

360 degrees- the lones of latitude and longitude extend into space

a timezone is 15 degrees why?

because there is 360 degrees around the globe, and 24 hours in a day

what are the north and south poles latitudes?

N=90 degrees N. latitude S=90 degrees S. Latitude

what are the two ways of locating celestial objects in the sky?(2)

1. Declination and right ascension 2. altitude and azimuth

what constellations are currently in the sky?

scorpious, saggittarious, ursa major, capricorn, pegasis, and Cassiopeia

what are some asteriums currenky in the night sky?

big dipper, little dipper, teapot

why are vconstellations impportant to astronimers even though they are artificial?

to locate other celestial objects

why do we say a galaxy is natural and a constellation is artificial?

you can't see depth in constellation, they just appear to allign a certian way, but the actual distances may vary.

will someone in earth and space help me on this definition, please?: what is the scientific significance of zodiac constellations? thanks

they are found along the ecliptic

what zodiac constellations are presently in the night sky?

libra, scorpius, saggitarious, capricorn, aquarious


water carrier


2 fish


flying ram


the bull


2 brothers




the lion


maiden(goddess of the harvest)




the scorpion


the archer


the seagoat

how do you find Polaris in the night time sky?

find the big dippper and then you follow the front edge of the big dipper

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