|Pronunciation||/ˈɛəriːz/, formally /ˈɛərɪiːz/; genitive /əˈraɪɪtɪs/, /ˌærɪˈɛtɪs/|
|Area||441 sq. deg. (39th)|
|Main stars||4, 9|
|Stars with planets||6|
|Stars brighter than 3.00m||2|
|Stars within 10.00 pc (32.62 ly)||2[a]|
|Brightest star||α Ari (Hamal) (2.01m)|
|Visible at latitudes between +90° and −60°.|
Best visible at 21:00 (9 p.m.) during the month of December.
Aries is one of the constellations of the zodiac. It is in the Northern Hemisphere. Aries is Latin for ram - a male sheep. Its symbol is (Unicode ♈), which represents a ram's horns. Aries had the meaning of a ram four thousand years ago in Babylonia. It represents the ram whose fleece (hair) became the Golden Fleece in Ancient Greek Mythology. The astronomer Ptolemy listed Aries when he made a list of 48 constellations.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Thompson & Thompson 2007, pp. 90–91. sfn error: no target: CITEREFThompsonThompson2007 (help)
- ↑ Kaler, Jim. "THE CONSTELLATIONS". Stars. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
- ↑ "Aries Constellation". Constellation Guide. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
Notes[change | change source]
- ↑ The nearby stars that are named or otherwise known are Teegarden's star and TZ Arietis. The distance can be calculated from their parallax, listed in SIMBAD, by taking the inverse of the parallax and multiplying by 3.26.