Winter Is Icummen In

I put the garbage and recycling out on the curb last night. As I turned to go back to the house I could see the Pleiades in the east. They were still low, but well above the hill that blocks my view of the eastern horizon.

I don't know much of the night sky, but I do know the Pleiades and Orion. And I know the Pleiades aren't far from Orion. Orion is a winter constellation around here. When I got inside, I dusted off the planisphere and checked. Sure enough, given the location of the Pleiades, Orion was just at the horizon in the east.

It won't be long til winter. It won't be long at all.


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