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Northern Hemisphere Constellation Map | Northern Hemisphere Map

The Northern Hemisphere Constellation Map shows you the constellations in the north which are on the north part of the equator. There are 36 constellations in the Printable Northern Hemisphere Constellation Map in total according to the Greek Constellations. Two of the constellation families can be discovered in the northern parts of the sky. These two family names are Ursa and Perseus family.

In the Ursa family, the name of the constellations is Boötes (the Herdsman), Camelopardalis (the Giraffe), Canes Venatici (the Hunting Dogs), Coma Berenices (Berenices’ Hair), Corona Borealis (Northern Crown), Draco (Dragon), Leo Minor (the Smaller Lion), Lynx, Ursa Major (the Great Bear) and Ursa Minor (the Little Bear) which can be seen rotating in the north celestial pole throughout the year.

Northern Hemisphere Constellation Map

constellation map northern hemisphere


The name of the constellations in the Perseus family is  Andromeda (the Chained Maiden), Auriga (the Charioteer), Cassiopeia (the Queen), Cepheus (the King), Lacerta (the Lizard), Pegasus (the Winged Horse), Perseus and Triangulum (the Triangle). All of them also lies in the northern sky except for the Cetus (the Whale).

constellation map of the northern hemisphere


Among the constellation families in the northern hemisphere constellation maps, the largest ones are  Ursa Major which is 1279.66 square degrees, Hercules which is 1225.15, Pegasus which is 1120.79, Draco which is 1082.95, Leo which is 946.96, Boötes which is 906.83, and Pisces which is 889.42. Similarly, the smallest ones are also present which are Equuleus which is 71.64 square degrees, Sagitta which is 79.93, Triangulum which is 131.85, Corona Borealis which is 178.71, and Canis Minor which is 183.37.

Constellations Map of the Northern Hemisphere

constellations map the northern hemisphere


The northern celestial hemisphere is split into four quadrants which are  NQ1, NQ2, NQ3, and NQ4. All 36 constellations are can be found within these quadrants. In NQ1 we have Andromeda, Aries, Cassiopeia, Orion, Perseus, Pisces, Taurus, and Triangulum.

northern hemisphere constellation map


In NQ2 we have Auriga, Camelopardalis, Cancer, Canis Minor, Gemini, Leo, Leo, Minor, Lynx, Monoceros, and Ursa Major. Under NQ3 there are Boötes, Canes Venatici, Coma Berenices, Corona Borealis, Draco, Hercules, Serpens, and Ursa Minor. And lastly, we have NQ4 in which there are Aquila, Cepheus, Cygnus, Delphinus, Equuleus, Lacerta, Lyra, Pegasus, Sagitta, and Vulpecula.

Northern Hemisphere Constellations Map (Northern Hemisphere Constellation Map)

It is said that the best time to star gaze in the northern sky is autumn. The nighttime is comparatively longer so it gives you more time to note the changes that the placement of these constellations goes through in a year. Among all the constellations we have mentioned here, the easiest to orient in the night sky is the Ursa Major which is also called “the great bear” or “the big dipper”.

northern hemisphere constellations map


If you just starting off with the orientation of the stars then this is the great one to start with and to gain confidence. Is easy to locate and join. Likewise, the Ursa Minor is also not very difficult to find. Just like Ursa Major, it is also called “the little dipper” and/or “the little bear”. Orion is also included in this list as it can also be seen in the night sky easily. It is also called “the hunter”. Continuing with the list, Taurus also known as “the bull” and Gemini also known as “the twins” is also one of the easiest constellations to locate in the night sky of the northern hemisphere constellation map printable.

Constellation Map Northern hemisphere 

You can learn more about them with the maps constellation northern hemisphere provide you here. These high-resolution map templates will allow you to understand the shape and location of these stars. By looking at the map, you can see the constellations without any confusion because of the quality. Even after printing, you can expect the best print from us. Anyone can have these maps because we charge nothing in return.

Northern hemisphere in the Constellation Map

northern hemisphere in the constellation map


Whether you are a student, an astronomer doing research work, or just someone who is fascinated with the night sky, you can have our templates. Just visit our website and select the map of  Constellation in the northern hemisphere you would like to have and download them. After that, you can use them however you want for whatever purpose. This star map of constellations in the northern hemisphere for the northern hemisphere but we also provide maps for both hemispheres where you will be about to identify all the constellations in one place.

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