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Eyes to the Sky, November 24 - 28, 2014

Winter is in the Stars: Betelgeuse, Rigel, Sirius

When the iconic pattern of Orion the Hunter stretches, prone, along the eastern horizon, now close to 8pm, we fairly yelp with recognition that winter has arrived in the evening sky. As the chill has just recently set in on the ground, there's a deep feeling of congruity. The constellation rises half an hour earlier each week, and so will rest upon the same eastern horizon close to 6pm on the Winter Solstice, December 21. These times are rough, allowing for hills and buildings on your eastern horizon.

Orion's belt points to Sirius

courtesy Earthsky.org

One bright star to the left and one to the right of 3 stars in a row that are perpendicular to the horizon can be seen in most locations, not only where skies are dark. The figure of a man -- shoulder star, belt stars and foot -- travels the sky all night and is beautiful at dawn as it arrives in the west standing upright atop the skyline. Red Betelgeuse is at the head end, blue-white Rigel at the foot.

The Hunter's big dog, Canis Major, catches up with its master 2 hours later. It is wonderful to see Sirius the Dog Star, the brightest star visible from Earth, return to the night sky. Sirius marks the dog's left shoulder. The bluish beacon climbs above the east-southeast skyline at 9:23pm tonight and 7:37pm on the Solstice. This star is disarmingly brilliant. It is only surpassed by planet Jupiter's light, which appears above the east-northeast horizon, to the Dog Star's left, at 10:24 tonight and 8:37 on the Solstice. They both prevail at dawn after all other stars have vanished before sunrise: two points of heavenly light that reach our eyes in the southwest. Jupiter shines high above Sirius in the November morning twilight.

Tomorrow, a delicate crescent moon appears to the right of red Mars at dusk. The two set close to 7:45pm. Find Mars below the waxing (increasing in size) crescent on Wednesday.

Judy Isacoff