Ursa Major is called the Great bear, and is the third largest constellation. It is the most famous of all the groups of stars because of the Big Dipper, The Big Dipper is half of the Ursa Major constellation. You can spot it in the sky as ladle-shaped stars.
The Small Bear constellation is where you can find the North Star (Polaris) as it shines brightly at the end of the Little Dipper’s handle. Little Dipper is part of the Small Bear constellation. Once your eyes find the bright star, you have in sight Small Bear.
If you want to have success at finding a constellation, start with Orion because it is easily spot in the sky as the Great Hunter. He towers on the celestial equator, meaning just about everyone else can see him while you are looking at him.
In the upper area of the Northern Hemisphere is where you will find Cassiopeia. Throughout history the constellation held astronomer’s attention.You can look for its W shape that is made up of five bright stars. Find the Big Dipper then look to the opposite side.
Scorpius is one of the longest known constellations that align with the original six signs of the Zodiac. The constellation is huge with scorpion claws, and now includes to weighing scales.
Leo is a very compact constellation, but is easy to find and recognize, since its shape is very much like a lion, unlike other constellations. Just look for the backwards question mark, and you have found the front of its head and body.
If you are looking for Arcturus, the orange and fourth brightest star, and have found it, you have also found Boötes. The constellation is home to many bright stars. Twenty-nine can be seen by the human eye. You can find him during late May in the Northern Hemisphere.