After the evening twilight darkens, look in the low south-southwest Shamokin sky any evening in September. Even in moderately light polluted areas, you should be able to see a constellation that resembles a teapot, hanging diagonally by its handle.

A distinct triangle of three bright stars make up the spout on the lower right side and a trapezoid of four stars on the upper left form the handle. In between and above the handle is a single star that marks the teapot’s top.

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

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