• Looking at another significant feature of the night sky - the Milky Way. Photo: R Scott Hinks CC Wikimedia
    Looking at another significant feature of the night sky - the Milky Way. Photo: R Scott Hinks CC Wikimedia
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One of Australia’s iconic constellations is, of course, the Southern Cross – featured on our flag and in our national anthem. 

As this video says, it’s been used for years by seafarers in the southern hemisphere for navigation; you can do the same and use it to find south. 

With a handy diagram, this video shows you how to join an imaginary line between through the constellation’s longest angle when you’re out stargazing.

 

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