” ‘Twas the night of Christmas, and all across the sky,
All the stars were twinkling, and Orion shone on high.”
Here’s my Christmas postcard, presenting the winter stars and constellations as they appeared over my Alberta backyard on Christmas night. The night was clear and calm, and not too cold.
Orion stood “on high” in the south, above bright Sirius, and below even brighter Jupiter at left, now blazing away in Gemini.
The winter Milky Way runs down the sky from Perseus at top to Canis Major on the horizon.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!
– Alan, December 25, 2013 / © 2013 Alan Dyer