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Aquila

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Aquila is located north of Sagittarius south of Sagitta, east of Ophiuchs and Serpens Cauda and west of Dephinius and Aquarius. Aquila is best visible in the early evening during the late summer months. Aquila spans the celestial equator and lies along a bright area of the Milky Way including a portion of the Great Rift. In mythology, Aquila was the eagle that delivered the thunderbolts from Jupiter. Aquila is often pictured carrying an armor shield or arrows commemorating the great war between the gods and the giants.