|Visible in Latitudes:||90° thru -65°|
|Best Seen In:||April, 9:00 pm|
|Transit Date:||Febrary 22|
|Right Ascension:||10.66 hours|
|Area:||946.964 sq. degrees|
Leo is the Nemean Lion from the Moon who was sent by Hera to slay Hercules. As Hercules's first labor, he killed the lion by strangling it with his bare hands. Hercules wore the skin, which made him invincible. When Hercules died, the lion was returned to the celestial heavens with Hercules.
Leo, to the Egyptians, was the place the Sun rose after creation (near Denebola) and so was called Domicilium Solis, the badge of fire and heat, or the House of the Sun.
|Algieba||Gamma 1 Leo|
|Ras Elased Australis||Epsilon Leo|
|Al Minliar al Asad||Kappa Leo|
|Ras Elased Borealis||Mu Leo|