Thursday, March 08, 2007
Another sign winter is ending: Orion
I just noticed that the constellation Orion was lower in the sky and less prominent. As winter approached, I noticed that Orion was really high and prominent in the night sky. Now it is going down as the flowers come up.
I'm including a photo of Orion I took from a Malahat viewpoint in late December. The photo turned out surprisingly well. You can see how Betelgeuse at the top left is a different colour because it is a red supergiant and you can see some indistinct light where the Orion Nebula (M42) is.