What to look for in the skies at night

November 26th, 2012 at 10:52 am by under Weather

Here is a map of what to look for in the winter sky. Still lots to see on a clear night. (http://www.astronomy.org/StarWatch)

A lot to see on a clear winter night

When you have a chance during these upcoming months look outside at the spectacular celestial winter lights. If you go outside and you look south you will see Jupiter. Just about five degrees above Jupiter is   Aldebaran, the mad, orangey eye of Taurus the Bull. Just to the right of the eye were the seven sisters, otherwise known as the Pleiades. Next to that is blue-white Sirius, you’ll be able to see the blinking lights of this planet which is commonly know as the “dog star”. The star is also the brightest “fixed star” mostly because of it’s white and blue color.

The next constellation that will catch your eye over the coming winter months is Orion The Hunter.   The stars in this group turns red and blue. You will also find these three stars in the constellation which are called Mintaka, Alnilam, and Alnitak, they are the three more dimly lit stars of this group.

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