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.

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