Acrux Meaning and Origin

Acrux is a combination of “A” from Alpha which is a designation given to the brightest celestial object of a constellation, and “crux” which is the name of the constellation. A name combining star constellations of alpha and crux which means first or strongest and cross. Acrux is actually a binary star system, meaning that it is composed of two stars orbiting around a common center of mass.

Names similar to Acrux:

  • Altair
  • Sirius
  • Vega
  • Antares
  • Zephyr
  • Lyra
  • Celestia
  • Orion
  • Nova
  • Solstice


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