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Look for the eight bright stars of the Winter Hexagon, plus the planet Jupiter, high in the southeastern sky at about 8 p.m. local time on cold, January evenings.

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Jimmy Westlake: Winter’s hexagon of stars

At about 8 p.m. on cold January evenings, you can spot the Winter Hexagon of stars. It spotlights eight of the 20 brightest stars in Earthly skies — and five of these are in the top 10: Sirius, Capella, Rigel, Procyon and Betelgeuse.


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