Mountain Skies: Wives And Hungry Husbands In The Winter Sky
Last updated 3/4/2019 at 1:47pm
The bright stars of the winter skies still dominate the evening. As mentioned last month, the central figure, Orion, the hunter, stands high in the south as the sun sets. Using the belt of Orion as a pointer, we can draw a line to the west to locate Aldebaran, the fierce, red eye of Taurus, the bull. Note a v-shaped group of stars that marks the face of the bull. This group is known as the Hyades, a cluster of stars very important to astronomers in determining distances in the universe.
Now, look a little farther to the west in Taurus, on the shoulder of the bull, to l...