Saturday, August 15, 2009
Red Triangle in the Morning
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.