According to the ancient myth, the Crab attacked Hercules while he was fighting the Hydra. It is the least prominent constellations in the zodiac.
This constellation belongs to the zodiac. Its time of the year is between June 22 and July 22. This constellation does not belong to the zodiac. It's brightest star is β Cancri.
Neighboring constellations are Gemini, Canis Minor, Hydra, Leo, Leo Minor, and Lynx. Have a look at our full list of all constellations.
|Latin name:||Cancer (Cnc)|
|Zodiac:||June 22 - July 22|
|Brightest star:||β Cancri|