The definition of Aries is a constellation located between the constellations of Pisces to the west and Taurus to the east.
Facts About the Constellation Aries
- The best viewing times are during the autumn and the winter.
- You can locate the constellation Aries in the northern hemisphere between latitudes +90 degrees and -60 degrees. To locate Aries: First look to the west and find the Seven Sisters, or the Pleiades cluster. Then, find Pegasus and look between them.
- Aries consists of a number of stars including: Botein, Hamal, Sheratan and Mesasthim.
- The brightest stars of Aries are in the ram’s head.
- The jumping or running ram is the animal sign for Aries; in fact, Aries is Latin for "ram."
- The Greeks attribute the naming of the constellation after a ram to celebrate the golden fleece of a ram that was highly sought after by Jason and the Argonauts for the magical powers that could give life to the dead.The Unicode symbol for Aries represents the horns and stands for renewal and fertility.
An example of Aries is the bright star of the ram's head in the constellation.