Crux the Southern Cross Constellation

constellations Jun 11, 2020

Crux, also known as the Southern Cross, is a season constellation with a very distinctive cross-shaped pattern. Crux can be seen from both the southern and northern hemispheres, however, if you are viewing from the northern hemisphere, it can only be observed from tropical latitudes. Crux has a variety of legends associated with it depending upon the place and culture, especially within the southern hemisphere.

There are fascinating celestial objects within the boundaries of Crux, including the Jewel Box Star Cluster and the Coalsack Nebula. The Southern Cross can be used with the Southern Pointers to find the South Celestial Pole. Discover the legends behind this constellation and how to identify its pattern in the sky.