Play Ball!

orion-at-bat-ani   With opening day for Baseball yesterday our guy in the sky, Orion, is at bat. Taurus, the pitcher, gets a signal from Pollux, his longtime catcher. Taurus lets loose with a sky high ball that curves like the ecliptic toward Orion but the ball is high and outside. Orion wisely does not swing and accepts “Ball” from Castor the umpire.

    Click here to see where the waxing crescent Moon is tonight. Spoiler alert – it’s near Orion!

   Go Royals

Caution: Objects viewed with an optical aid are further than they appear.
   Click here to go to the Qué tal in the Current Skies web site for more observing information for this month.