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Lyra Constellation
Constellation Lyra the Harp

Lyra, the Harp (Lyr)  

(LYE-ruh)


The constellation of Lyra, the Harp, is best viewed in Summer during the month of August. It's brightest star is Vega at magnitude 0.03. The boundary of the Lyra constellation contains 58 stars that host known exoplanets.

      1. Pronunciation:
      2. LYE-ruh
      1. Meaning:
      2. Harp
      1. Genitive:
      2. Lyrae
      1. Abbreviation:
      2. Lyr
      1. Constellation Family:
      2. Hercules
      1. Hemisphere:
      2. Northern
      1. Quadrant:
      2. NQ4
      1. Best viewing month*:
      2. August
      1. Right Ascension (avg):
      2. 18h 54m
      1. Declination (avg):
      2. 40° 39'
      1. Brightest star:
      2. Vega  (0.03m)
      1. Stars with planets:
      2. 58
      1. Triple star systems:
      2. 1
      1. X-ray stars:
      2. 2 (binary) stars

    * 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).