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Constellation Construction

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Constellation Construction


This lovely
twilight scene
, recorded last April,
finds a young crescent Moon
low in the west at sunset.

Above it, stars shine in the darkening sky
but they too are soon to drop below the western horizon.

These stars and constellations are prominent in the northern
hemisphere winter sky and as
the season changes, slowly give way to the
stars of summer.

Sliding your mouse over the picture will detail the
constellations and stars in view,
including Orion, Gemini, Auriga, Perseus,
and the Hyades and Pleiades star clusters.

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