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The Starry Skies of March
(Hover over the stars to see the constellations, click to find out more)

explore Auriga
explore Gemini
explore Cancer
explore Orion
explore Hydra explore Canis Minor explore Monoceros
explore Canis Major
Lepus the Hare
Typical view 2 hours after sunset looking due South. A fist at arms length is 10 degrees across.

The brightest star in the night sky, the Dog Star Sirius, glitters low down in the South and marks the position of the nose of Canis Major. Above this the bright star Procyon (literally "before the dog") shows where Canis Minor is. Three zodiacal signs are on display. The Gemini twins are found by looking for the two stars Castor and Pollux. East of these is a fairly empty region that is the domain of Cancer. Just rising in the East we have the mighty Leo. March has traditionally been the month of rebirth since the vernal or spring equinox takes place on the 21st.