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Leo Constellation
Constellation Leo the Lion

Leo, the Lion (Leo)  

(LEE-oh)


The constellation of Leo, the Lion, is best viewed in Spring during the month of April. It's brightest star is Regulus at magnitude 1.35. The boundary of the Leo constellation contains 19 stars that host known exoplanets.

Wolf-359 is the 5th closest star to Earth at 7.86 light years.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. LEE-oh
      1. Meaning:
      2. Lion
      1. Genitive:
      2. Leonis
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Leo
      1. Asterism:
      2. Sickle
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Zodiacal
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Northern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. NQ2
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. April
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 10h 0m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 7° 0'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Regulus  (1.35m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 19
      1. Other:
      2. Carbon star

    * For southern latitudes, flip the season listed. For example, if a constellation is listed as best viewed in the summer in the month of July, in the southern hemisphere the constellation would be best viewed in the winter in January and would be upside-down.

    ** Circumpolar constellations are visible year-round in the hemisphere listed (and not at all in the opposite).