In contemporary astrology, the International Astronomical Union recognizes 88 different constellations. In this total, 42 of the constellations depict animals, 29 pertain to inanimate objects, and 17 are the subjects of either humans or mythological characters.
This infographic from sleepopolis.com looks at all of them and includes fascinating information on their meaning, their brightest starts, their first appearance, and wherein the sky you can find them. The largest constellation is the Hydra, which occupies 3.2% of the Southern night sky. It's also commonly viewed as water serpent!
The best time that you can see it is in January too! Early on, astrologers realized that it took 12 lunar cycles for the sun to return to its original position. Then, they were able to identify that 12 constellations correlated with the progression of the seasons. This is how they became named after certain animals and people, which then became zodiac signs!