Can you find Hercules?

Hercules the hero of Greece can be best seen by looking up and to the North in the summer. By finding the brightest star Vega by looking North, and looking just west of that you can make out the keystone or body the body of Hercules. The head of Hercules will be to the South, and his kneeling legs will be pointing northward.

Constellation: Latitude: Read about the Mythology of Hercules, or review the Magnitude Charts for Hercules.

sky with Hercules at 30 degrees North latitude

Image created with Stellarium