Looking Up column: Pollux and Castor, the heads of the Twins

Pollux and Castor are two fairly bright stars not far apart on the face of the night sky, prominent on April evenings. These two are considered the “heads” in the constellation, Gemini the Twins.They’re not exactly identical twins.Despite the bright moonlight this week, they stand out, high in the southern sky between 8 and 9 p.m. (daylight savings time) They are visible most of the night, setting in the northwest a little after 3 a.m.Orion, the majestic […]  » Read More

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