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Leo – The Lion

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

Leo is one of the 42 constellations that represents an animal.

Symbolism: Leo is also known as ‘ The Lion’


History & Mythology

Leo in Greek mythology, Leo represents a crouching Lion that was said to be killed by Hercules. One of the very earliest constellations to be known, Leo means a lot of things to different civilizations throughout the ages. Leo is a large constellation and is fairly well recognizable in the night sky.  

Key Data

Bordering Constellations: Leo is bordered by constellations Coma Berenices, Virgo, Crater, Sextans, Hydra, Cancer, LynxLeo Minor & Ursa Major.  

Sky Chart #: 3.

Star Raking: 12th largest constellation in the celestial sphere. 

Main Stars: Leo consists of 15 main stars.

Brightest Star: Regulus.


Kids Fun Facts Corner

# 1. Leo has 13 stars with planets.

# 2. Leo is one of the most recognized constellations. 

# 3. Regulus is the brightest star in the Leo constellation.


Q&A Corner

Q. What is Leo also known as?

Q. How many main stars does Leo have?

Q. What is the brightest star in Leo?

Q. How many stars have planets in Leo?

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

Download questions about the Leo Constellation here: Leo 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 Leo Constellation visit

  Key Vocabulary Constellation. Star. Celestial. Sphere.


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