Tonight at around 9pm, i looked from southern california area to the south and found the LEO constellation with little problems. I found Regulus and a faint glow of Denebola, and the sickle shape was quite clear. I turned around and found the GREAT DIPPER constellation very easily. Mizar and Alioth were very evident. I also found the BOOTES constellation with little problems. Arcturus was bright as ever. Polaris was in the distance. however, I found it difficult to locate CANIS MAJOR AND VIRGO constellations. Shouldn't SPICA of Virgo be the brightest star in the group? And, shouldn't SIRIUS be the brightest star in the CANIS MAJOR group? what can I do to locate these stars? Also, is there a Satellite floating around near the BOOTES constellation???