Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Orion's Belt

On a clear cloudless night sky, try star gazing. If you see three stars in a row, that's Orion's belt. Orion (the Hunter) is one of the oldest and most recognized constellations in the sky. Orion is a very user-friendly constellation: its bold 3-star belt
Alnitak, Alnilam and Mintaka. These three prominent stars in the central regions of the constellation of Orion align to form the 'belt' of the Hunter.
It's always a delight to point up in the sky and say in confident,"that's Orion's belt" A sure conversational piece.

8 comments:

Happysurfer said...

That's interesting. Thanks for sharing.

IML said...

Happysurfer:
I am only to happy to share it with all. My sailor boy gave me a lesson on stargazing long long time ago.

Lam Chun See said...

Yah I remember our army days when they taught us how to orientate by looking at the stars. I still remember field camp and clear skies in in Pulau Ubin. But everything else forgotten. 30 yrs flow by just like that.

IML said...

LCS
Yes, time flies. More so now, when I am so preoccupied with my children and work.

Chen said...

Orion, the great hunter...
I saw the orion few times in Penang sky several months back.. (If i didn't remember wrongly, it's somewhere in December or January) Nice.

IML said...

Chen
Normally visible on a clear sky. See can be clearly seen over in Penang. Happy star gazing. With your camera how about a shot?

Chen said...

i tried already but the picture didn't turn out well.. need a dSLR camera for that (sob... I don't have)

IML said...

Chen
It's okay. That makes two of us.I tried but failed too. I only have a 3 year old Kodak CX6330 which I only used this year.