Leo Constellation – Where to Find the King Of Beasts


The month of April is when Leo the Constellation, known as the King of Beasts, makes his appearance. In the northern hemisphere, it is spring, whereas in the southern hemisphere, it is fall.

The constellation Leo is easy to spot in the night sky. At its head, it is shaped like a sickle or an upside-down question mark (?) and its body is like a rectangle that tapers to a point in the form of a triangle at the back. The length of the tail was cut down, and several of the stars were taken to create the constellation of Coma Berenices.


Constellation Leo Myth

Hercules The task of skinning the Nemean lion was one among the 12 labours that he had to perform. Stone and metal were unable to make any inroads into the lion’s thick hide and fur.

Hercules engaged in a scuffle with the lion, which resulted in the animal’s death through suffocation. After that, he used the lion’s own claws to skin the animal.

Then, Hercules removed the lion’s skin and used it as a coat of armour, while he fashioned a helmet out of the animal’s head.

Position In The Sky

The Leo constellation is located south of the Big Dipper constellation and northwest of the constellation Virgo

Right Ascension: 11 hours

Declination: 15 degrees

Visible between latitudes 90 and -65 degrees

Best seen in April (at 9:00 PM)

There are quite a few named stars in constellation Leo a few of them are: REGULUS (Alpha Leo) DENEBOLA (Beta Leo) ALGIEBA (Gamma 1 Leo)

M65, M66, and NGC3628 form the “Leo Triplett”. A trio of galaxies in the constellation leo.

Wolf 359 a faint red dwarf is also in Leo. Only Alpha Centauri and Barnards star are closer to us than Wolf 359.

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