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Orion Rising
Hugh Bollinger

Orion Rising

The  Greeks named the three stars oriented like beads as Orion's Belt of the Hunter constellation. The stars are one of the most recognizable orientations in the night sky. An uncommon view of the Hunter rising above the Earth's horizon is seen through the Earth's atmosphere from the International Space Station. The stars comprising his "belt"---Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintake---run right to left and Orion's Sword, Orion's Sword, home to the Orion Nebula, hangs from his belt, out of view. The orientation of stars is seen from beneath the Space Station.


Orion's Belt thru Earth's atmosphere horizon seen by the ISS (credit: NASA)

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