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Corona Borealis – The Northern Crown

Corona Borealis is one of the 88 constellations within the celestial sphere.

Corona Borealis is one of the 29 constellations that represents an object.

Symbolism: Corona Borealis is also known as ‘The Northern Crown’


History & Mythology

Corona Borealis is a small constellation in the northern sky. The constellation is shaped like a horseshoe and represents a crown that was said to be worn by the mythical princess Ariadne of create at her wedding to the god Dionysus. The jewels of the crown represents the stars of the constellation. While the constellation is small, its very distinctive and is easy to spot.


Key Data

Bordering Constellations: Corona Borealis is bordered by constellations Serpens, Hercules & Bootes.

Sky Chart #: 4.

Star Raking: 73rd largest constellation in the celestial sphere. 

Main Stars: Corona Borealis consists of 8 main stars.

Brightest Star: Alpha Coronae Borealis.


Kids Fun Facts Corner

# 1. Corona Borealis has 5 stars with planets.

# 2. Corona Borealis has 2 Deep-Sky Objects. SDSS J1531+3414 & Abell 2065.

# 3. Alpha Coronae Borealis is the brightest star in Corona Borealis.


Q&A Corner

Q. What is Corona Borealis also known as?

Q. How many main stars does Corona Borealis have?

Q. What is the brightest star in Corona Borealis?

Q. How many stars have planets in Corona Borealis?

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

Download questions about the Corona Borealis Constellation here: Corona Borealis (answers are on this page)

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

For further reading on the Corona Borealis Constellation visit Borealis

  Key Vocabulary Constellation. Star. Celestial. Sphere.


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