Can You See the Leo Constellation All Year Round?


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The constellation Leo is visible most nights of the year to stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere. Leo rises before midnight starting in November and is visible in the evening sky through the following July. August is the only month of the year when Leo is not visible at night.

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Leo is one of a handful of constellations that resembles the animal or object it was named after, in this case a lion. Leo is located between 10 and 30 degrees north of the celestial equator. The ecliptic, or region of the sky marking the path of the sun and moon, runs through Leo, making it part of the zodiac. The sun moves through Leo from July 22 to August 22; during this time Leo is visible only during the day.

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