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, the “left foot” of Orion the Hunter; red-orange Aldebaran in Taurus the Bull; yellow Capella, the […]  » Read More

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