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 Post subject: The Constellation Orion
PostPosted: September 3rd, 2017, 9:01 pm 
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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.


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