THE SOUTHERN SKY
The Southern Celestial Hemisphere has many beautiful stars and constellations.
Over 2,000 fixed stars are easily visible to the naked eye.
CRUX – THE SOUTHERN CROSS
This is probably the most famous constellation in the Southern Hemisphere.
Crux is the smallest, but the brightest of the 88 constellations.
You must be south of latitude 30 degrees to see it.
Crux meaning Cross in Latin, lies along the Milky Way.
Acrux is found at the foot of the cross – it is the brightest star of this constellation.
ORION – THE HUNTER
It is one of the brightest and best known constellations in the sky.
Orion looks very much like a person.
First, you should spot Orion’s Belt, which is made of three bright stars in a straight line.
One of Orion’s legs is represented by the bright star Rigel, one of the brightest stars in the night sky.
His two shoulders are made of the stars Bellatrix and Betelgeuse.
You can see Betelgeuse’s reddish color without a telescope.
Other bright stars make up the two arms, one which holds a shield, and another that carries a club.