Last Chance

If skies are clear anytime in the next few days, admirers of the winter constellation, Orion, will have an opportunity to gaze upon this stunning and easily recognized constellation one more time before it disappears too close to the sun. You will need a VERY clear western horizon as Orion is now very low in the western sky at 9:00 p.m. (Click on any of the images for a closer look.)

Two weeks from now, Orion will barely be hanging on the horizon along with brighter twilight fighting your chance.

And by May 31, kiss Orion goodbye until we see it emerge in the eastern, pre-dawn sky in early September.

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