Triangulum Australe


Triangulum Au·​stra·​le -ȯ-ˈstrā-lē How to pronounce Triangulum Australe (audio)
: a small southern constellation that is visible between the constellations of Norma and Apus and that is represented by the figure of an equilateral triangle
There are two recognized "triangles" among the constellations. The constellation Triangulum is a rather obscure pattern of stars located south of the constellation Andromeda currently in our northeastern morning sky, whereas Triangulum Australe, the Southern Triangle, is a larger and brighter grouping located below our southern horizon but visible south of Scorpius from more southerly latitudes.Alan Hale, Ruidoso (New Mexico) News, 21 June 2007

Word History

First Known Use

1675, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Triangulum Australe was in 1675

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