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Skywatch: Watch meteors zoom by and days change length throughout December

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS / 1997
                                A meteor from the Perseid shower cuts across Orion’s Belt above Joshua Tree National Park in California. Orion’s Belt, known in the Pacific as Heiheionakeiki (the string game of the children), is an easily recognizable constellation visible across the globe.

    ASSOCIATED PRESS / 1997

    A meteor from the Perseid shower cuts across Orion’s Belt above Joshua Tree National Park in California. Orion’s Belt, known in the Pacific as Heiheionakeiki (the string game of the children), is an easily recognizable constellation visible across the globe.

The four stars that form the corners of Ka Lupe a Kawelo, the Great Square of Pegasus, are excellent pointer stars that show the direction of both the north and south celestial poles, and serve as an indicator of the path they take across the night sky as they move from the eastern to the western horizon. Read more

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