The Lion is a large constellation that makes it rather easy to recognize the lion in the stars. It supposedly was the first task of Hercules to kill the Lion, according to the ancient myth.
This constellation belongs to the zodiac. Its time of the year is between July 23 and August 22. This constellation does not belong to the zodiac. It's brightest star is Regulus (α Leonis).
Neighboring constellations are Lynx, Cancer, Hydra, Sextans, Crater, Virgo, Coma Berenices, Ursa Major, and Leo Minor.
|Latin name:||Leo (Leo)|
|Zodiac:||July 23 - August 22|
|Brightest star:||Regulus (α Leonis)|