Start with Big Dipper to learn constellations
So 13,000 years from now, Orion will be a summer star group and Vega, the bright white star now nearly overhead at dusk will be the North Star then. Let’s return to the Big Dipper. Would this asterism look like a Dipper from some other position in our ...
Big Dipper's Stars Pour on the Shine in Northern Sky
As darkness falls, the stars of Orion and his brilliant retinue are still readily ... The seven stars of the Big Dipper are actually part of larger constellation, but can be easily recognized almost directly overhead at around midnight local time.
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after the Big Dipper, is the constellation Orion, the Hunter. Because of its placement in the sky, you can observe Orion from just about anywhere on Earth, and it has spawned legends and myths in many cultures going back thousands of years. Part of what ...
Big Dipper high in north on June evenings
First, locate the Big Dipper in the northern sky during the evening hours. Notice that the Big Dipper has two parts: a bowl and a handle. See the two outer stars in the bowl? They’re known as The Pointers because they point to the North Star, which is ...
Orion can be your guide to the stars of winter
After the Big Dipper, probably the best known grouping of stars in the sky is the constellation Orion. Lying on the celestial equator, Orion is an "equal opportunity" constellation, visible from all parts of the world except for the extreme polar regions.