Canis Major


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Ca·nis Major

 (kā′nĭs, kăn′ĭs)
n.
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Puppis and Lepus, containing the star Sirius.

[Latin Canis Māior : canis, dog + māior, larger.]

Canis Major

(ˈkeɪnɪs)
n, Latin genitive Canis Majoris (məˈdʒɔːrɪs)
(Astronomy) a constellation in the S hemisphere close to Orion, containing Sirius, the brightest star in the sky. Also called: the Great Dog
[Latin: the greater dog]

Ca•nis Ma•jor

(ˈkeɪ nɪs ˈmeɪ dʒər)

n. gen. Ca•nis Ma•jo•ris (ˈkeɪ nɪs məˈdʒɔr ɪs, -ˈdʒoʊr-)
a southern constellation containing Sirius, the brightest star.
[< Latin: larger dog]

Ca·nis Major

(kā′nĭs)
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Orion. It contains Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Canis Major - a constellation to the southeast of OrionCanis Major - a constellation to the southeast of Orion; contains Sirius
Canicula, Dog Star, Sirius, Sothis - the brightest star in the sky; in Canis Major
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The Seagull Nebula is situated between the Canis Major and Monocereos constellations and is located about 3,700 light-years from Earth.
Entertaining the crowds were the Liverpool Pirate Brethren, Mid Cheshire Stand-up Paddleboarders and Canis Major Newfoundland Dog Water Rescue Team.
Because of the lack of moon, several constellations will appear brighter in the sky, including Orion, Taurus, Gemini and Canis Major.
Mirzam is named after the fourth-brightest star in the constellation Canis Major.
The brightest of the stars in Canis Major (the big dog) is Sirius, and the Romans thought that the earth received heat from it.
The winter constellations Canis Major and Orion (center) appear to chase Taurus (upper right) above Cathedral Rock near the dark-sky community of Sedona, Arizona.
The star Mirzam or beta ([beta]) Canis Major, was often combined by the Arabs with the star beta ([beta]) Canis Minor (Gomeisa) and these two beta stars together were called The Announcers, heralding the coming of Sirius, the biggest star in the sky.
Remaining visible through the next few months, this star cluster will eventually be joined in the sky by Taurus, Orion, Gemini and Canis Major.
Roedd yr Hen Roegiaid yn meddwl am gytser y Canis Major fel ci yn rhedeg ar ol ysgyfarnog.
You can catch Canis Major, the great dog, Orion the hunter easily identified by Orion's belt (three bright stars in a straight line), the twins of Gemini, Perseus the hero and many deep sky objects such as globular clusters, bright nebulae and galaxies.
Andromeda is having a tough time since Canis Major ran off with Lyra - cut her some slack.