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Night Sky Handbook: Leo

by Maxwell Tielman

Design*Sponge | Night Sky Handbook: Leo

Leo is one of the oldest known constellations, with evidence of its knowledge dating back to 4000 BC. Consisting of nine main stars, Leo is most often depicted as a lion. In ancient Greece, Leo was commonly associated with the mythological Nemean Lion, famously slain by Hercules during his twelve labors. The constellation is most visible in the month of April.

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