Friday, July 20, 2012

Draco Guards the Celestial Pole

Heracles Hydra : GREECE - CIRCA 1970: A stamp printed in Greece, from the ''Hercules' issue shows Hercules killing Lernaean Hydra, circa 1970.  Stock Photo
Photo of 1970 Greek stamp featuring Heracles and the serpent-dragon courtesy

The constellation Draco, the Dragon, can be see throughout the night tonight in the northern sky.  This has been an important constellation for over 4,000 years, when it was believed the celestial pole was the doorway between mortals and eternity, and Draco was the guardian of the celestial pole.  For more information about Draco click here.  For a previous entry on this blog about Draco click here.What did you learn today?

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