Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Winter Constellations

The constellations which are high in the sky at midnight on a clear winter's night are just beginning to lift above the horizon before dawn.  This picture, taken at four this morning, shows the constellation of Orion, the hunter, with his belt of three stars, low on the horizon while, directly above him, the bright stars at the top of the picture are part of Taurus, the bull.  Ben Hiant is visible at bottom left against what may be the first shades of dawn, with the lights of Pier Road in front of it, while the lights at bottom right are buoys in the Sound of Mull.

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