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Taurus, The Bull, Challenges Orion, The Hunter

Mountain Skies


January 20, 2020

The Stars

Orion, the hunter, is rising higher in the eastern sky each evening. Locate his belt marked by three bright stars in a row from east to west, Alnitak, Alnilam and Mintaka. Now, draw a line through his belt and extend it upwards towards the west; you’ll come to a bright red star, Aldebaran, the fierce eye of Taurus, the bull. The face of the bull is made up a group of stars forming a noticeable letter “V.” This is the famous Hyades star cluster. Although Aldebaran is the brightest star in the face of the bull, it is not actually a member of the Hyades cluster. Instead,...

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