Cancer: The Crab
Cancer is a constellation, also known as the crab. You can
see the stars that make up cancer during the winter in the eastern
Cancer got its name from a Greek myth about “crabs.”The
Crab fought the Greek hero heracles (Hercules) as he attacked the
Hydra, and many-headed monsters.
This constellation is a zodiacal constellation. That is one of
the constellation in the ecliptic. The apparent annual path of the
sun though the sky.
Ancient Greeks discovered that the sun entered Cancer at the
Summer solstice. At which time the sun is 23 degrees and 27
inches north. For that reason, that parallel of latitude was called
the Tropic of Cancer. Which is a loose cluster of more than 300
faint stars, known as Praesepe or the Beehive, is a feature of the