Orion

  1. The constellation Orion represents the hunter of Greek myth. He is facing Taurus the charging bull. He is followed by his 2 hunting dogs. Orion is the son of Poseidon, the god of the sea.
  2. It contains 2 of the brightest stars in the sky Rigel and Betelgeuse.
  3. Orion’s Belt contains the stars Alnilam, Mintaka and Alnitak.
  4. There are 2 meteor showers by Orion each year. The Draconids peak around 10/7 and 10/8. The Orionids peak around 10/20 and 10/21.

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