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New Year greeting from Canis Major

Photo by Matthew Chin.

Our friend Matthew Chin in Hong Kong – who writes a blog on sky optics – is also an astrophotographer. He posted this photo at EarthSky Facebook and wrote:

Greeting from Canis Major…

2018 is Chinese year of dog.

Thank you, Matthew!

Read more: Chinese New Year on February 15-16

Bottom line: A photo of the constellation Canis Major, the Greater Dog, and its brightest star – the brightest star in the sky – Sirius, aka the Dog Star.

February 20, 2018
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