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Glow in the dark mural of the constellation Orion with spiral galaxy, Pleiades (Matariki) star cluster, crescent Moon and comet.

Orion ~ The Mighty Hunter of the Night Sky

Orion is one of our most well loved star constellations. Orion is named after a legendary hunter from Greek mythology and is most visible in the summer skies of the southern hemisphere and in the winter sky for the north. The three bright stars of Orions belt are hard to miss! At Orion’s shoulders and legs you'll see two brilliant stars, Betelgeuse and Rigel, at opposite ends of the celestial hunter. Betelgeuse, a red supergiant, shines with a warm, reddish glow, while Rigel dazzles with brilliant blue-white radiance. An interesting fact about Betelgeuse (the name means the giant’s shoulder) is that this massive red star is on the verge of becoming a supernova. That means it could explode anytime in...

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