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━╋━▇╱╲▇━╋━ The Egyptian depiction of Orion (or as they called Osiris) above the Three Pyramids of Giza. The three stars in Orion’s belt align perfectly with the three pyramids of Giza from an aerial view

The #SwordOfOrion - The Orion constellation is noticeable for three medium-bright stars in a short, straight row. These stars represent Orion’s Belt. If you look closely, you’ll notice a curved line of stars “hanging” from the three Belt stars. These stars represent Orion’s Sword. Look for the Orion Nebula about midway down in the Sword of Orion, otherwise known as M42, a stellar nursery where new stars are being born.

SwordOfOrion These stars represent Orion’s Belt. If you look closely, you’ll notice a curved line of stars “hanging” from the three Belt stars. These stars represent Orion’s Sword. Look for the Orion Nebula about midway down in the Sword of Orion

The very noticeable constellation Orion the Hunter rises before dawn at this time of year, recognizable for the short straight line of three stars that make up Orion’s Belt. And the sky’s brightest star Sirius – sometimes called the Dog Star because it’s part of the constellation Canis Major the Greater Dog – follows Orion into the sky at or close to dawn.

Orion the Hunter and Sirius the Dog Star By EarthSky Tonight – August 2016 – look for a first hint of the changing season in the predawn sky: Orion the Hunter and Sirius the Dog Star. The very …