Constellation The Water Bearer

Aquarius (The Water Bearer): gift, map and visability

  • Meaning: The Water Bearer
  • Best seen in: October
  • Family: Zodiac
  • Latitude: +65° to -90°

Aquarius or The Water Bearer is one of the 88 constellations modern astronomers have divided the sky into. It's part of the Zodiac constellation family. Aquarius is best seen in October (from latitudes +65° to -90°).

Aquarius sits between Pieces and Capricornus. A part of many myths, in Greek mythology, Aquarius is associated with Ganymede, a favorite servant of Zeus. The constellation represents a man pouring liquid from a water jar into the mouth of a fish. It is home to three galaxies and four meteor showers. People born under the sign Aquarius may be witty, inventive, and clever.

Aquarius Constellation Map

Aquarius Constellation Map
Aquarius icon

Main Stars in The Water Bearer (Aquarius)

The constellation Aquarius contains several bright stars that make up its shape. Some of these main stars are known as:

  • Sadalsuud
  • Sadalmelik
  • Skat
  • Sadachbia
  • Sadaltager
  • R Aquarii

Some of the deep sky objects which have been discovered in Aquarius include: Messier 2, Messier 72, Messier 73, Saturn Nebula, Helix Nebula, The Aquarius Dwarf, Atoms for Peace Galaxy.

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