- Astronomy. a star of the first magnitude in the constellation Lyra.
Origin of Vega1
- Lo·pe de [law-pe th e] /ˈlɔ pɛ ðɛ/, Lope Félix de Vega Carpio, 1562–1635, Spanish dramatist and poet.
- Garcilaso de la Vega.
- Lo·pe [loh-pey, -pee; Spanish law-pe] /ˈloʊ peɪ, -pi; Spanish ˈlɔ pɛ/, Lope Félix de Vega Carpio, 1562–1635, Spanish dramatist and poet.
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Contemporary Examples of vega
Vega, Texas, got the brunt of this weeklong February storm, with a 43-inch snowfall.Hercules, Schmercules. Here Are America’s 5 Worst Blizzards
January 3, 2014
Historical Examples of vega
By meridian altitudes of sun, Lyrae (Vega), 32 degrees 15 minutes.Explorations in Australia
Above him was the enormous triangle formed by Deneb, Vega, and Altair.Warning from the Stars
The brilliant Vega will be seen about overhead, 12° southwest of the Dragon's head.A Field Book of the Stars
William Tyler Olcott
Dad left me a lot more than Vega Interplanet, and you know it.The Colors of Space
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Just as they were sitting at dinner in the ward-room they felt the Vega roll a little.From Pole to Pole
Sven Anders Hedin
- the brightest star in the constellation Lyra and one of the most conspicuous in the N hemisphere. It is part of an optical double star having a faint companion. Distance: 25.3 light years; spectral type: A0V
Word Origin for Vega
- See Lope de Vega
Word Origin and History for vega
1638, bright northern star, the alpha of Lyra, from Arabic (Al Nasr) al Waqi translated variously as "the eagle of the desert" or "the falling vulture."
- A star in the constellation Lyra and one of the five brightest stars in the night sky. It is a white main-sequence star in the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, with an apparent magnitude of 0.04. Vega, along with Altair and Deneb, form the Summer Triangle asterism. Scientific name: Alpha Lyra.