What is a Constellation?
The myth: Orion claimed to be the greatest hunter in the world, Much to the dismay of Hera so she had a scorpion kill him and Zeus put Orion into the sky as a consolation.
There are 7 main stars in the orion constellation the main stars are Betelgeuse, Saiph, Bellatrix, Rigel, Alnitak, Alnilam and Mintaka. Orion can best be seen from November to February from latitudes 85 and -75.
- Orion is one of the most recognizable Constellations that can be seen.
- Contains two of the brightest stars in the night sky.
- The stars forming the constellation are actually slowly moving apart.