Southern Cross

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Southern Cross is a small constellation of bright stars lying in such a manner to form the shape of a cross (Crux in Latin). It is seen only from the Earth's southern hemisphere as one looks southward. Located in the Milky Way, close to Centaurus, the four brightest stars which make up the Southern Cross are: Alpha Crucis, Beta Crucis, Delta Crucis, Gamma Crucis.