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Sky Tonight—January 20, Orion the Hunter easy to

Sky Tonight—January 20, Orion the Hunter easy to spot in January night sky

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org The constellation Orion the Hunter is probably the easiest to pick out of all the constellations in the winter sky. It is identifiable by Orion’s Belt, three medium-bright stars in a short, straight row at the mid-section of the Hunter. See these stars? They are easy to spot on the sky’s dome. As seen from mid-northern latitudes, you will find Orion in the southeast at nightfall and shining high in ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—July 31, Orion the Hunter: ghost of

Earthsky Tonight—July 31, Orion the Hunter: ghost of the summer dawn

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org If you are up early, and have an unobstructed view to the east, be sure to look in that direction in the hour before dawn. If you do, you will find a familiar figure, which is always in this part of the sky on late summer mornings. It’s the beautiful constellation Orion the Hunter – recently behind the sun as seen from our earthly vantage point – now ascending once more in the east before sunrise. EarthSky’s ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight – Jan 07 2010 Two stars flag

Earthsky Tonight – Jan 07 2010 Two stars flag sun’s path through Milky Way

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Tonight's chart shows the east-southeastern sky not long after the sky gets dark, as viewed from mid-northern latitudes. The brightest star of nighttime – Sirius – shows up close to the horizon in early evening, rising upward as evening deepens into night. Sirius is found by drawing a line through the three stars of Orion’s Belt. When an overwhelmingly bright star like Sirius hovers near the horizon, it ... Full Story

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