Looking Up: Bright stars connect the Winter Hexagon

The Winter Hexagon isn’t one of the officially designated 88 constellations, but it is an easily recognized six-sided pattern of the brightest stars gracing our evening skies in January, February and March.Going counter-clockwise, the hexagon is formed by connecting the blazingly bright blue-white star Sirius in the constellation Canis Major the Big Dog; blue-white Rigel,… … Read More