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Saturday, August 15, 2009

 

Red Triangle in the Morning

Mars, Betelgeuse, Aldebaran and the Moon. Looking north on the morning of August 15 at around 6:00 am (click to embiggen).

Looking north in the morning you can see a Red Triangle. This is formed by the Red Giant Betelgeuse in Orion (bright object right side of image), the Red Giant Aldebaran in Taurus (bright object left of centre in image) and Red Mars (bright object towards bottom centre).

Mars is moving slowly, so the triangle will stay for a while. The Moon will be near Mars tomorrow, then near Venus on Monday Morning. The whole lot looks rather beautiful.

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