Friday, August 12, 2011

Orion On The Horizon

It's that time of year--the dog days of summer when the dog star (Sirius) and Orion the Hunter again rise in the eastern morning sky. 

They are harbingers of the winter months to come.

Now they are visible just before dawn but in January they will be at the zenith of the sky in the early evening as Earth continues its billions years old voyage around the Sun.

Then the summer constellations and stars will be impossible to see.  But, when they rise in the east in the minutes before dawn, summer again will be heading our way.


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