Lyra is one of the 88 constellations within the celestial sphere.
Lyra is one of the 29 constellations that represents an object.
Symbolism: Lyra is also known as ‘The Lyre’
History & Mythology
Lyra is a prominent constellation in the northern sky that is home to one of the most famous and brightest stars, Vega. The constellation represents a harp that was said to be played by the legendary Greek musician Orpheus. in other cultures the constellation is said to also represent an Eagle or a Vulture.
Sky Chart #: 4.
Star Raking: 52nd largest constellation in the celestial sphere.
Main Stars: Lyra consists of 5 main stars.
Brightest Star: Vega.
Kids Fun Facts Corner
# 1. Lyra has several double stars.
# 2. Lyra has 3 Deep-Sky Objects. M56, M57 & NGC 6745.
# 3. Vega is the brightest star in Lyra.
Q. What is Lyra also known as?
Q. How many main stars does Lyra have?
Q. What is the brightest star in Lyra?
Q. How many stars have planets in Lyra?
Q. What number star ranking is Lyra in the celestial sphere?
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