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Say Goodbye… To the Winter Constellations

The night sky is in transition right now from what we call the “winter constellations” to the “summer constellations.”  Some of the more well-known winter constellations include Orion, Gemini, and Canis Major. While many of the winter constellations are still visible early in the night, they will soon drop below the horizon until next fall as the Earth makes its yearly orbit around the sun.

Take an opportunity to get out an see these fun stellar groupings one last time for the season.  To find them, look in the western sky right after sunset. You will also get another treat of seeing the Red Planet, Mars.

Image created with Stellarium
Mid-May, 2019
Approximately 9:00 pm CST