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See your favorite winter constellations in August

August 15, 2020 8:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Do you like viewing the winter constellations, but hate standing out in the cold of January? If so, then wake up a little before sunrise and you can see your favorite constellations of the winter hexagon in the cool August mornings.   This article on Space.com gives a detailed description of how it is possible to view winter constellations in the summer:

https://www.space.com/moon-venus-conjunction-winter-constellations.html

The photo below was taken from my drive in Simpsonville around 5:30 am on 8/12/2020. Venus is the overexposed bright object on the left side and Orion constellation is on the cenetr-right I used a standard canon dslr and 50 mm lens. This was facing east to southeast.




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