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May Astronomy: Say Goodbye to the Bright Winter Stars—and Get Ready for an Epic Planetary Pairing

In May, four of the 16 stars of first magnitude or brighter visible from Southern California begin their annual leaves of absence, sinking into the western twilight glow. In order of departure, they are Rigel, Aldebaran, Sirius and Betelgeuse. In June, Procyon, Capella and Pollux will follow—all the stars of the huge Winter Hexagon, with […]