Scheduled air date: 2001 Feb 12-18
The "Winter Hexagon"—a modern asterism—can be seen in the evening skies all month long. It is comprised of six bright stars from as many constellations. (The longer-known "Winter Triangle" asterism is much smaller, shown above by the purple lines in the lower-left section of the hexagon.)
(Shown at about 9:00pm at mid-February for mid-Northern latitudes.)
If you wish to view illustrations for other episodes, please see our Star Gazer Illustrated directory.
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