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16 years 5 months ago #61080 by Tonybwf
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Hi all,

I know that the great hunter orion was killed by the sting of the scorpion and that they chase each other threw the sky....as one rises the other sets

so as summer comes will the constellation scorpius be visible in the northern sky? Iv read it will and iv read its only a southern hemisphere object...

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16 years 5 months ago #61083 by philiplardner
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Yes it is visible (well, most of it anyway) but it is low down in the horizon murk. If you travel anywhere towards the south of France, Portugal or Spain you'll get a real eyefull of Scorpius.

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16 years 5 months ago #61084 by Tonybwf
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So does that mean that orion fully disappears then for the summer?

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16 years 5 months ago #61086 by philiplardner
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It do... and becomes a summer constellation in the southern hemisphere.

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16 years 5 months ago #61087 by Tonybwf
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Its the tilt of the earth determens the night sky am i right in saying that phil?

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16 years 5 months ago #61089 by Seanie_Morris
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Its the tilt of the earth determens the night sky am i right in saying that phil?


That, and where we lie in correllation to th Sun. During our Summer, the Sun is actually blocking out our Winter constellations during daytime. Everything is 6 months apart like that.

When you think of the zodiac, it is an imaginary line that the Sun is on as it travels across the sky in 365 days. At the moment, around midnight, Gemini (above Orion), Cancer and Leo are in the highest part of the sky. Thus, around 6 months from now, the Sun will be in each of those constellations month to month (June/July/August).

Am I making sense?

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