Where is Gemini located?

Gemini is one of the 12 zodiac constellations, and it is located in the northern celestial hemisphere. The constellation of Gemini is among the 88 modern constellations, and it is associated with the twins, Castor and Pollux in Greek mythology.

What is a Gemini constellation?

The Gemini constellation has been described by cultures since ancient times and remains one of the 88 modern constellations defined by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Gemini is Latin for "ttwins," although the twins identified with the constellation depend on the culture, according to Encyclopedia Britannica.

Why is Gemini called Gemini?

Gemini was among the 48 ancient constellations first listed by astronomer Ptolemy, in his 2 nd century Almagest. The zodiacal constellation of Gemini remains one of the 88 modern constellations, being the 30 th largest in the sky, occupying an area of 514 square degrees. The name Gemini comes from Latin, and it translates to twins.

How do you pronounce Gemini?

The neighboring constellations are Auriga, Cancer, Canis Minor, Lynx, Monoceros, Orion and Taurus. The constellation name Gemini is pronounced /ˈdʒɛmɪnaɪ/. In English, the constellation is known as the Twins. The genitive form of Gemini, used in star names, is Geminorum (pronunciation: /ˌdʒɛmɪˈnɒrəm/).