Orion the Hunter is one of the sky’s most noticeable constellations. Sirius is the sky’s brightest star. As Earth revolves around the sun, they’re both about to disappear for awhile. Here’s how to star hop from Orion’s Belt to Sirius.
From the Northern Hemisphere, look after true darkness falls for the elusive zodiacal light. It appears as a hazy pyramid of light extending up from the sunset point. Southern Hemisphere? Look before dawn!
Arcturus is one of the easiest stars to find. Late at night in February – earlier as the months pass – just locate the Big Dipper in your northern sky. Then follow the arc in the Dipper’s handle to find yellow-orange star Arcturus.