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Winter constellations

Learn which constellations you can see in the winter

These constellations you can see during winter

The winter constellations are those best observed in the evening night sky from late December to late March in the northern hemisphere and from late June to late September in the southern hemisphere. The most famous northern winter constellations are: 

  • Auriga
  • Canis Major
  • Canis Minor
  • Carina
  • Eridanus
  • Gemini
  • Monoceros
  • Orion 
  • Taurus

There are two major asterisms that dominate the winter night sky: the Winter Triangle and the Winter Hexagon. The bright stars Sirius in Canis Major and Procyon in Canis Minor are part of both. The Winter Triangle is formed by these two stars with Betelgeuse in Orion, and the Winter Hexagon is formed by a total of seven stars: Sirius, Procyon, Castor and Pollux in Gemini, Capella in Auriga, Aldebaran in Taurus and Rigel in Orion.

zodiac constellations

  • Aquarius Constellation
  • Aries Constellation
  • Capricornus Constellation
  • Cancer Constellation
  • Gemini Constellation
  • Leo Constellation
  • Libra Constellation
  • Pisces Constellation
  • Sagittarius Constellation
  • Scorpius Constellation
  • Taurus Constellation
  • Virgo Constellation

most famous constellations

  • Aquila Constellation
  • Auriga Constellation
  • The Big Dipper Asterism
  • Bootes Constellation
  • Canis Major Constellation
  • Canis Minor Constellation
  • Cassiopeia Constellation
  • Corona Borealis Constellation
  • Cygnus Constellation
  • Hercules Constellation
  • Leo Minor Constellation
  • Little Dipper Asterism
  • Orion Constellation
  • Pegasus Constellation
  • Perseus Constellation
  • Ursa Major Constellation
  • Ursa Minor Constellation


  • Constellations in spring
  • Constellations in summer
  • Constellations in autumn
  • Constellations in winter