"The Regal and Magnificent Stars Which Make the Heart and Tail of Leo the Lion"

Scheduled air date: 2001 May 21-27

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The next few weeks will be your last chance of the year to see the constellation Leo in the evening skies.
(Shown about 90 minutes after Sunset at the end of May for mid-Northern latitudes.)

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Denebola—the bright star at the tail end of the constellation Leo—is about twice the size of our own Sun.  Regulus—the brightest star in Leo—is five times bigger than our Sun, and twice as distant as Denebola.

If you wish to view illustrations for other episodes, please see our Star Gazer Illustrated directory.

Illustrations on this page were created using TheSky Astronomy Software, an advanced desktop planetarium program designed for Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000 and Windows Me. Some post-processing may have occurred.

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