Good star gazing tonight

Depending on your line of site, you could see this view earlier than 10:19.  Later it’ll be even higher in the sky and easier to find.

The Moon, Jupiter, Orion and Sirius (The Dog Star in Canis Major) easy to find.   Might be able to see the 7 Seven Sisters (The Pleiades star cluster) above Jupiter.

The eastern sky around 10PM

The eastern sky around 10PM

Here are two close-ups of the Sisters.  The third image below is a view to help use Orion as a guide to find them:

  • Sirius (brightest star in the night sky) to the left of Orion’s belt,
  • Betelguese (yellow star) at the top of Orion,
  • Rigel (blue star) at the bottom of Orion, and
  • Aldebaran in between Orion’s belt and the Pleiades (at arrow)

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