This column is my third and final installment about the constellation Orion the Hunter’s celestial treasures, the best the evening skies have to offer — at least in this stargazer’s opinion.

This week I want to highlight Orion’s most conspicuous feature: the three stars evenly spaced in a row, depicting Orion’s belt. Even if you’re not all that familiar with the constellation, I know you’ve seen this trio of bright stars in the southeastern Shamokin night sky this time of year.

Mike Lynch is an amateur astronomer and retired broadcast meteorologist for WCCO Radio in Minneapolis/St. Paul.

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