If you want to know how to see the constellation of Leo the Lion, then look for the moon tonight (March 31st 2015). The star that’s shining brightest next to it is called Regulus.
Regulus is the 21st brightest star in our sky and you can use it to map out the other stars that make up Leo the Lion.
Regulus sits almost on top of the ecliptic – which is the path the sun takes around our celestial sphere. All of the planets can be found on or near the ecliptic too.
Once you get to know where some of these stars are in the sky, it makes it far easier to identify constellations.