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Constellation of Monoceros

The constellation of Monoceros, from the Latin meaning unicorn, is a so-called modern constellation. The Dutch astronomer Petrus Plancius discovered it in 1613. It is an animal like a horse with a horn on its forehead. As it is a modern constellation, and was not among those known to the Greeks, it has nothing to do with Greek mythology. Two meteor swarms are associated with it: the alpha-Monocerids active from 15 to 25 November, and the Monocerids active from 27 November to 17 December.

Constellation of Monoceros Constellation of Monoceros


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