Clear night skies and warm Florida nights make the One 51 Place apartments in Wildwood the perfect place to stargaze. In fact, you don’t even need a telescope to spot some of the biggest and best constellations out in the universe.
A constellation describes a group of stars, or other celestial bodies, that are in close (though this usually implies that they are least several light years apart) proximity to one another and appear to form a recognizable pattern. The Greek, Roman, Indian, Chinese, and Babylonian cultures have always used the constellations for everything from mythmaking to navigation. Constellations are often categorized according to their position relative to the zodiac, which is the ring of constellations surrounding the path of the Sun over the course of one year.
Some of the most easily recognizable constellations are:
- Ursa Major – also called the Big Dipper or the Great Bear; best seen in April.
- Ursa Minor – also called the Little Dipper or the Lesser Bear; best seen in June.
- Orion – also called the Great Hunter; best seen in January.
- Cassiopeia – also called the Queen of Ethiopia or Andromeda’s Mother; best seen in November.
- Canis Major – Also called the Greater Dog; best seen in February.
- Canis Minor – Also called the Lesser Dog; best seen in March.
In addition to stargazing, there are a variety of other activities that residents can take part in at their Alachua apartment in the One 51 Place community. Our amenities include a swimming pool, fitness center, and much more. For more information about floor plans, apartment features, and leasing specials, contact our office today.