Constellations of the northern sky


asterisms, clusters of stars, star names

Whan Zephirus eek with his swete breeth
Inspired hath in every holt and heeth
The tendre croppes, and the yonge sonne
Hath in the Ram his halfe cours y-ronne, ...
---- Chaucer (HH-2), Canterbury Tales, The Prologue, lines 5--8. The Ram is Aries and the Sun will be in Aries in April. See Aries and the Ecliptic in the figure above.