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Constellation of Gemini

The constellation of Gemini is one of the 13 constellations of the zodiac that the Sun passes through every year. It is between the constellation of Cancer to its right and Taurus to its left. There are two meteor showers have been associated with it, the elipson-Geminids, active from 14 October to 27 October, and the Geminids, active from 7 to 17 December.

In Greek mythology this constellation represented the twin brothers of Helen of Troy: Castor and Pollux. For the Romans, it represented Romulus and Remus. The two main stars in this constellation bear these names.

Look out for: the star cluster M 35 visible to the naked eye.

Constellation of Gemini Constellation of Gemini

Constellation of Gemini - 1 Photo


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