Universay – Summer Triangle, which constellation? The days of June remain numbered. In the Northern hemisphere, will soon in the summer. The emergence of the summer triangle was a sign.
The summer triangle is not a constellation, but an asterisk or a star motif, consisting of several constellations. The summer triangle, as its name suggests, is triangular. This model consists of three luminous stars in three different constellations: Deneb in the constellation Cygnus; Vega in the constellation Lyra; And Altair in the constellation L ‘ Aquila.
Finding a summer Triangle
Look at a bright white star from midnight in the evening from June to July, could be Vega, the star in the top spot in the triangular summer Eclipse.
Once found Vega, look to the right to find the second brightest star in the summer Triangle, Altair, who is also the brightest star in the constellation L ‘ Aquila.
Have you ever found Altair? See the lower left side of Vega for another shiny star, Deneb, the brightest in the constellation Cygnus and the third brightest in the summer triangle. You will later notice that these three stars form a unique triangular model, as in the image above.
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Guide to the Galaxy
If you include a summer triangle in Dark Sky with low light pollution and clear weather, you will find the Milky Way on the dairy side just in the direction of the summer triangle.
Even if the Milky Way of stretching the galaxy is not as bright as the image above, if it’s observed with the naked eye, if your vantage point is absolutely ideal, you still see a thin, thin portion of the galaxy.
Why the summer triangle?
Vega-Altair-Deneb is called a triangular motif, as they appear in the northern hemisphere in the early summer days. In other words, if this Asterism stands quite high in the sky at night, it seems to be a marker that comes summer.
In The Indonesian Sky, the stars of the summer triangle resemble a little north. At the highest point, the summer triangle extends from a height of 35 to 70 degrees from the northern horizon. Another case, if you watch it in the Northern hemisphere, these asterisks in the sky above the head will be at the highest point. That is because of the spherical Earth.
So are you ready to watch the summer triangle?