June Constellations

The five June constellations include such popular groups as Boötes, the bear driver, Libra, the scales, and Ursa Minor, the little bear. Ursa Minor is home to two of the most well known objects in the night sky: the Little Dipper and Polaris, the North Star. Polaris is actually located in the tip of the handle of the little dipper and marks the north celestial pole, the point in the sky around which all of the stars appear to circle in the northern hemisphere. There are no Messier objects to be found in these constellations, but Boötes does contain a few notable stars, including Arcturis, a red-giant star which is the 4th brightest star in the sky. Click on any constellation below for more information.


The Herdsman


The Drawing Compass


The Scales


The Wolf

Ursa Minor

The Little Bear