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I had my camera sitting on my car so I wouldn't shake it. It looks like that's what happened,
Most constellations have only one bright star, but the majestic constellation Orion the Hunter can boast of two: Rigel and Betelgeuse. Even in the glare of the evening moon, you can’t miss these two brilliant beauties if you look eastward around 8 to 9 p.m. Rigel and Betelgeuse reside on opposite sides of Orion’s Belt – three medium-bright stars in a short, straight row.
Betelgeuse – the other bright star in Orion – is the Hunter’s right shoulder. A red supergiant, Betelgeuse is no slouch of a star either. In fact, if Betelgeuse replaced the sun in our solar system, its outer layers would extend past Earth and Mars and to nearly the orbit of Jupiter.
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What is Betelgeuse? Is that a star?
Your theory sounds logical. But, I'm not convinced. Maybe... maybe not.
Anyone looking west soon after the sun sets on Sunday, September 8, will be treated to a stunning close encounter between two of the brightest objects in the evening skies: the moon and the planet Venus.
As an added bonus, on the following evening, September 9, the moon will rise higher in the southwestern sky and park itself to the far left of yellow-colored Saturn.
Through even the smallest telescope, the gas giant looks wondrous with its majestic rings and retinue of moons surrounding it.