The 3 biggest constellations will be on full display this June. Here’s how to see them.

The large constellations Hydra, Virgo and Ursa Major as seen in the sky of New York approaching 10 p.m. local time on June 7, 2022. (Image credit: Starry Night)

June presents a perfect opportunity to spot the three biggest constellations in the sky — Hydra, Virgo and Ursa Major — but you may have to look beyond standard star charts to find the Big Three. 

Over the more than two decades that I’ve been writing about stars and constellations for, readers have occasionally asked me why the constellation patterns differ from similarly designed star charts and are not standardized. There are two main reasons: People see constellations in different ways, and modern astronomy does not consider constellations as star pictures but rather as specific sky areas. 

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