Tuesday, February 25, 2020

"Orion's Ghost"

Guest post by Frederick Manfred Simon.

October 26, 2017

Alnitak, Alnilam, Mintaka, Saiph, and Rigel. Sound like an ancient spell? Possible. Arabic-stemming-names of constellation Orion bodies (top left). The latter star’s 279,000 times-as-bright as our sun’s luminosity has taken 863 light-years to reach the human eye. And, as the Hunter travels the southern night sky in perpetual unperturbed search of his prey, here, on terra firma, the small hours of another day find an eastbound Eastern Washington Gateway movement going head-to-head with a vaporous, otherworldly apparition - Orion's Ghost - just west of Creston. 

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