Pollux is the brighter of two bright stars in the constellation Gemini the Twins. It is the 17th brightest star in our sky.
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Two stars noticeable for being bright and close together might be Castor and Pollux of the Gemini Twins constellation.
Wolf Moon, Snow Moon, Hunger Moon and more names for February’s full moon in this post. Star near the moon is Regulus.
From the southern U.S. or similar latitudes, you’ll easily find Canopus on February evenings. Look southward below brilliant Sirius.
Someday, the star Betelgeuse will run out of fuel, collapse under its own weight, and then rebound in a spectacular supernova explosion. Someday … but probably not soon.
Throughout January, look for a faint fuzzy object near the bright star Sirius – M41 – a star cluster masquerading as a comet.
We see Capella as the brightest star in the constellation Auriga the Charioteer. It is really two stars, each with a golden color similar to our sun.
We could not live as close to Rigel as we live to our sun, because Rigel is nearly twice as hot – and about 40,000 times brighter – than our local star.
A supermoon’s effects are imperceptible, far smaller than those encountered in other everyday situations, such as being near a mountain or even a large building.
If Aldebaran were placed where the sun is now, its surface would extend almost to the orbit of Mercury.