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The Winter Hexagon is an impressive asterism of the northern winter sky.

An asterism is a reognizable group of stars that are part of one or more constellations. The Winter Hexagon is made up of six of the brightest stars in the sky: Sirius in Canis Major, Procyon in Canis Minor, Pollux in Gemini, Capella in Auriga, Aldebaran in Taurus and Rigel in Orion. Inside the hexagon is Orion's red giant Betelgeuse

[Credit & Copyright: Jerry Lodriguss]


Mona Evans
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