Meet the Lyra Constellation

The constellation of Lyra is one of the distinctive constellations of the northern sky, being ranked 52nd in magnitude. What is worth knowing about the constellation Lyra? What mysteries does it hold? How did it get its name?

[Photo: Till Credner, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons]

The Latin name of this constellation is “Lyra”. It is a rather small constellation, but it was known already in ancient times. If we know where to look for it in the sky, we should find it…

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