The Great Bear Constellation Ursa Major

In Latin, Ursa Major means “greater she-bear.” In Greek Arktos is the word for bear, hence the name Arctic, which means bearish and describes the far northern parts of the earth where the Great Bear constellation dominates the heavens even more than in the northern hemisphere. A very large constellation, Ursa Major is best known … Continue reading The Great Bear Constellation Ursa Major

Ursa Major Constellation

Ursa Major constellation lies in the northern sky. Its name means “the great bear,” or “the larger bear,” in Latin. The smaller bear is represented by Ursa Minor. Ursa Major is one of the best known constellations in the sky. The brightest stars in the constellation form the Big Dipper asterism, one of the most recognizable … Continue reading Ursa Major Constellation