Watching the star Sirius in early October

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 – Kansas City

At 6:15 AM Daylight Time, I saw Sirius about two handbreadths above the horizon, just a bit east of due south. This was about one hour and ten minutes before local sunrise.

The constellation Orion was correspondingly just a bit west of due south.

Compare this with my earliest sighting this year on August 21st. Then, Sirius rose only a short time before sunrise.

More importantly, Sirius was then roughly 20 degrees ahead of the sun. Today, Sirius was about 80 degrees ahead of the sun.

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Author: teawithsugar31

Nesanel ben Yitzchok HaLevi

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