Series: Visible Stars
A group of stars which form a pattern is called a constellation. The Ursa Major and Ursa Minor has seven bright stars arranged in the form of a spoon. The Orion has seven bright stars and forms the picture of a hunter. The Scorpius has thirteen bright stars and forms the shape of a scorpion. In the Cassiopeia, there are five prominent stars that, along with other stars, form the image of the Egyptian queen Cassiopeia. Show Less
The Pole Star appears stationary because it lies on the axis of rotation of the Earth. The Earth rotates from west to east; hence the apparent movement of the stars is from east to west.