Published: March 2, 2021

Constellation of Leo from Stellarium

Have you spotted the Lion lounging on the eastern horizon?

The beautiful stars of Algenubi, Rasalas, Adhafera, Algieba, and Regulus outline Leo’s head, mane and front paw, while Zosma and Chertan draw the back and hindleg, and Denebola completes the picture with a fur-tipped tail.

If you have a telescope take in the galactic wonders that lie in the grassy steppe under the lion. There's the Leo Triplet M65, M66, and NGC 3628. Plus, further forward under the lion’s belly you'll find M95, M96, and M105.

Photo Credit: Stellarium