In our location (North Bay) there are five Constellations that are called circum polar. These are constellations that circle Polaris or the North Star that you can see at any time of the year. They may not appear to look the same at all times, due to the fact that as they rotate you may see them upside down, sideways or above Polaris depending on the time of night. These five are actually in the sky during the day, but can not be seen due to the brightness of the sun. Ptolemy actually noted in the second century that there were a total of 48 constellations visible in the night sky, all of these constellations are still recognized but the total has been increased to 88 in modern times. Some of the more well known and recognizable ones are listed below, click on the button to see an image of each one and a little history behind how they came to be.