Draw sketches to show the relative positions of prominent stars in

(a) Ursa Major and (b) Orion

 

Answer

(a) Ursa Major

Ursa is also known as Big Dipper, Great Bear or Saptarshi

It has 7 major stars - 3 stars in the handle and 4 stars in the bowl

Ursa Major - Teachoo.jpg

 

(b) Orion

Orion appears as a hunter

It has 8 major stars - 3 stars appear in the belt and five stars appear to be arranged in form of a quadrilateral

Orion Constellation - Teachoo.jpg

 

  1. Class 8
  2. Chapter 17 Class 8 - Stars and the Solar System

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