Can You Find Canis Major?

To find the constellation Canis Major, first locate the constellation Orion. The three stars that make up Orion's belt point southeast to Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky. Sirius is the neck of Canis Major. Slightly below and to the right of Sirius is the front paw, and other bright stars below and to the left mark the hindquarters including the tail and rear paw.

Constellation: Latitude: Read about the Mythology of Canis-major, or review the Magnitude Charts for Canis-major.

sky with Canis-major at 30 degrees North latitude

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