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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 …

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Sirius

The star Sirius is the brightest star in our night sky.  Located in Canis Major (and therefore sometimes called the Dog Star), Sirius is best observed during the winter months in northern latitudes.  To find Canis Major and Sirius, recruit the help of Orion. Follow Orion’s belt stars to the left and they will lead …

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