The constellation Cancer, with the beehive cluster, is high in the sky and well-placed for observation
This week is a good time to track down one of the fainter constellations: Cancer, the Crab. It is one of the zodiacal constellations, meaning that the sun passes through it during the year. It is bordered on the west by Gemini, the Twins, and to the east by Leo, the Lion – both zodiacal constellations.
Starwatch: catch the Crab as it crosses the meridian