Saturday, September 10, 2011

What are 5 interesting facts on the constellation Capricornus?

I have to make a poster for science on a constellation and it has to have 5 facts|||Capricornus is Latin for "horned male goat" or "goat horn", and it is commonly represented in the form of a sea-goat: a mythical creature that is half goat, half fish.

Capricornus is the second faintest constellation in the zodiac after Cancer.

For mid northern hemisphere observers, it never climbs high above the southern horizon.

The Sun appears in the constellation Capricornus roughly at December 22, and leaves it around January 19.

The brightest star in constellation Capricornus is called Algedi.|||1. It is a zodiac constellation

2. About 1,500 BC the constellation Capricornus was home to winter solstice, this is why the 23.5潞 latitude is called the Tropic of Capricorn. The sun is overhead on the Tropic of Capricorn on December 21st, the winter solstice.

3. The planet Jupiter is passing through Capricornus.

4. The planet Neptune is also passing through Capricornus|||This site has all the information you'll need.

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