Constellations – Twinkle Little Star

Stars are among the most beautiful of God’s creations. They’re a huge ball of hot gases and contain a great deal of hydrogen. All elements in a star are in a gaseous state. The sun is an average-sized star.

Everyone loves the stars, especially the kids. They make up wonderful stories and myths. One cannot just stop wondering about them, and dream on it.

Try this song to make your day happy:

“Twinkle (2x) little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle little star
How I wonder what you are.”

The tune of this song is almost like the ABC tune (English alphabet song).

Constellations

1. A constellation is a group of stars having a geometric shapes within a definite regions of the sky. Constellations are often names after mythological figures.

2. A milky way is a galaxy, a slowly rotating mass of stars, dust and gas. It is 100,000 light years across ( a light year is the distance traveled by light in one year – 9.46 million million km. (5.88 million million miles). The sun belongs to this galaxy with some 100,000 other stars.

3. Arcturus is a very bright star in the northern sky. Its constellation is a Herdsman with a magnitude of -0.06.

4. Alpha Centauri is a star system consisting of three stars, but appearing to the naked eye as a single star of a minus magnitude in the constellation of Centaurus. Its constellation is Centuar with a magnitude of -0.27.

5. Apha Crucis is the brightest star in the Southern Cross (Crux) and one of the twenty brightest stars in the heavens.

6. Canopus is the second brightest star in the sky in the southern constellation Argo. Its constellation is The Ship with a magnitude of -0.73.

7. Procyon Little Dog 0.37. A star of the first magnitude in the abc kids constellation Canis Minor.

8. Rigel is a star of the first magnitude in the left foot of Orion. (Orion 0.15).

9. Sirius is the brightest (fixed) star in the sky in the constellation of Canis Major. Great Dog -1.43.

10. Vega Lyre 0.04.

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