Pegasus Constellation: Facts & Myths

You must have read about constellations, and many of you must have even tried to find out the constellations in the sky of stars. There are almost 88 constellations in the sky, and every constellation has a story of its own. Ever wondered what these constellations mean and are the meaning of the images which they form?

Here, you will get to meet the constellation known as Pegasus which depicts the image of a winged horse. So, if you are also from those people who love to reveal the unrevealed stories then here you go. This is the hunt if finding the story and meaning of Pegasus constellation.

The world of constellations

Everyone knows about the constellations, but very few know about their importance. Constellations are more than just being a collection of stars; they are more a world of mystery which you can reveal by knowing their stories.

Some of the constellations can be only viewed with the help of telescope but there are also constellations which you can see through your naked eyes, and Pegasus is one those. You can witness the image of a winged horse with your naked eyes in the clear sky but the important point to be noted here is that the constellation is visible from the only northern sky.

Constellation has been part of our galaxies from the time when humans did not exist on this planet.

After that ancient scientists and researchers started revealing the mysteries of the universe and that’s how the concept of the constellation was introduced to the humans.

Till now, almost 88 constellations have been discovered, but a mass number is still hidden in the lapse of the universe which is still to be discovered.

Pegasus: Meet the winged horse

Pegasus is the constellation located in the northern sky, and from there it is visible from the naked eyes. Pegasus was discovered in the two-century along with 47 more constellations.

This constellation was discovered by the astronomer of the second century whose name was Ptolemy, and the name of Pegasus came from the Greek mythology. The name of the constellation was kept on the image which it formed, i.e., the image of a winged horse who was popularly known as Pegasus.

Pegasus is the seventh largest constellation in the universe covering the area of 1121 square degrees. Peg was accepted as the three letter abbreviation of the constellation Pegasus by IAU in the year 1922. The brightest star of the constellation is the start which forms the nose of the horse, and that star is known as Enif.

The children born under the constellation of Pegasus are said to be the child of the god of Olympians. Pegasus can be beneficial for the travelers as it will tell them about their location and can help them in finding their ways back to home.

The constellation is usually seen in the northern sky during July to January. In rest of the months, the constellation lies in the horizon of the northern hemisphere. The stars are also being used by the astronomers to find out other constellations and stars which are still undiscovered.

You will be able to mark the image of Pegasus if you can locate the stars Algenib, Homam, if and marked because they are the brightest stars of the Pegasus constellation.

Just like Pegasus, there are 87 more constellations in the sky, and every constellation has some mythological stories. These stories are said to be related to the birth of people. These constellations tell about the life of the people and their life cycles.

Are you interested in more constellations? Check Hydra or Cetus