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Ara

Quick Facts

Name:Ara
AY-ruh
Meaning:Altar
Abbreviation:Ara
Genitive:Arae
Visible in Latitudes:25° thru -90°
Viewing Season:Summer
Best Seen In:July, 9:00 pm
Transit Date:June 14
Right Ascension:17.39 hours
Declination:-53.6 degrees
Area:237.057 sq. degrees

Star Diagram

Star Diagram: Ara

About Ara

Ara is named after the altar used by Centaurus, called Ara Centauri by the Romans. Ara was also known as the altar that Noah built after the great flood. Also, Ara is thought to be an altar where incense was burned in sacrifice to Jove (or Zeus).

Neighboring Constellations

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