The Constellation Orion

Tiny points of light, with a magic all their own.
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Christopher K.
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The Constellation Orion

Post by Christopher K. » September 3rd, 2017, 9:01 pm

No other constellation can compare for number of relatively bright stars and well-placed position in the sky. As Orion straddles the celestial equator, it is known worldwide by hundreds of millions of people and several cultures. If one steps out in late summer (for example, this Thursday morning) say the last half-hour before twilight (which on 7 September in Baton Rouge is from 4:52am to 5:22am Daylight) the scene in the sky is the same collection of constellations in January around 8pm Standard.

This includes the fantastic Orion--along with Aldebaran, the Pleiades, Gemini and Canis Major.

Christopher K.
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Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Re: The Constellation Orion

Post by Christopher K. » December 30th, 2017, 7:47 pm

Orion will transit in the Baton Rouge sky Tuesday night at about 11:45pm CST. Please keep in mind, the temperature is predicted to be about -3˚C at that time.

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