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Winter Stargazing: Constellations To Look Out For

If you love stargazing, and finding the different seasonal constellations, then the Wintertime is an opportune time for you!

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If you love stargazing, and finding the different seasonal constellations, then the Wintertime is an opportune time for you! Not only is Winter the best time to go stargazing, because typically skies during this time or year are clearer and the light pollution is toned down, but during the Winter months a brilliant array of stars and constellations can be seen from our location, right here in the Northern Hemisphere! Just be prepared to bundle up if need be!

Constellations like Orion, the hunter with his distinct three-star belt. Stars Rigel and Betelgeuse, both part of Orion, light up the night sky. Canis Major, with Sirius, the dog star, and Gemini also reside in the Winter sky. When scanning the skies for Gemini look for a constellation comprised of stars forming two stick like figures, depicting the twins.

If you’re planning on doing some stargazing this season, don’t forget, dress warm, bring along hot tea for an extra dose of comfort, and set up base in a spot that is free of too much light pollution. Be sure to only go out on a clear, dry night for optimal viewing.

Don’t have a telescope of your own but want to get a closer look at outer space? Then why not visit a planetarium on Long Island!

Planetariums on Long Island

Cradle of Aviation Museum Planetarium
Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City, NY 11530
516-572-4111


Vanderbilt Planetarium
180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, New York 11721
631- 854-5579

Custer Institute & Observatory
1115 Main Bayview Road, Southold, NY 11971
631-765-2626

Where are some of your favorite spots on the Island to go stargazing? Let us know in the comments!
 

 

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