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Auriga – The Charioteer

Auriga is one of the 88 constellations within the celestial sphere.

Auriga is one of the 29 constellations that represents an object.

Symbolism: Auriga is also known as ‘The Charioteer’

 

History & Mythology

Auriga has been known by many different cultures and represents many different things for these cultures throughout history. In Greek mythology, Auriga represents a charioteer, with its brightest star Capella representing a goat carried by the charioteer. The constellation is a large and prominent constellation in the northern sky.   

 

Key Data

Bordering Constellations: Auriga is bordered by constellations Perseus, Camelopardalis, Lynx, Taurus & Gemini.

Sky Chart #: 6.

Star Raking: 21st largest constellation in the celestial sphere. 

Main Stars: Auriga consists of 8 main stars.

Brightest Star: Capella.

 

Kids Fun Facts Corner

# 1. Auriga has 7 stars with planets.

# 2. Capella is the brightest star in the night sky from the naked eye.

# 3. Capella is the brightest in Auriga.

 

Q&A Corner

Q. What is Auriga also known as?

Q. How many main stars does Auriga have?

Q. What is the brightest star in Auriga?

Q. How many stars with planets does Auriga have?

Q. What number star ranking is Auriga in the celestial sphere?

Download questions about the Auriga Constellation here: Aurgia Constellation (answers are on this page)

Teachers. For more in depth work sheets on constellations. Click on Kidskonnect Worksheets  

For further reading and more information on the Aurgia Constellation visit www.kids.kiddle.com/Auriga Constellation

 

  Key Vocabulary Constellation. Star. Celestial. Sphere.