Phoenix | February 15, 2020
I saw Sirius in the clear sky tonight about four hand-breadths above the horizon at 7:15 PM Mountain Standard Time.
The constellation Orion seemed to be overhead, which it wasn’t of course. But it was very high over the horizon, much higher than I had ever seen it in Kansas City or Chicago.
Sunday, December 15, 2019 | Phoenix, Arizona
Orion appeared in the east southeast around 8 PM Mountain Standard Time. Sirius was still below the horizon of hilltops.
By 11 PM, Sirius was about three hand-breadths above the horizon to the south southeast.
Friday, October 11, 2019 | Phoenix, Arizona
I spotted Sirius in the south this morning at 4:40 Mountain Standard Time – about 45 minutes before local sunrise.
Sirius appeared three or four hand-breadths above the horizon.
The constellation Orion appeared sharply in the clear Arizona sky.
This is the first time I saw Sirius since it reappeared in the sky in late August. I haven’t been out and about so early before sunrise until today.
October 16, 2018 | Kansas City
The constellation Orion appeared due south at about 5:30 AM DST. This was about two hours before sunrise.
The star Sirius shown brightly in its expected place in the sky.
The star Sirius appears over the London skyline as the camera pans upward. The constellation Orion appears, and it becomes clear that the bright star is Sirius – pointed to by Orion’s belt.
Miss Marple, by Agatha Christie
“At Bertram’s Hotel,” Episode 3.1
first aired September 23, 2007 (begins at about minute 43:14)
Streaming from hulu.com
P.S.: The cinematography is above average, especially for a television show.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 – Kansas City, USA
I saw the constellation Orion in the southeastern sky, just above the tree line, at 6:30 PM Central Standard Time. This was about one hour and twenty minutes after local sunset.
Sirius would correspondingly have been in the east-northeast, still below the horizon.
The sky here was too cloudy tonight to see much other than the brightest stars.