Stars of Orion's Belt: Alnitak, Alnilam, Mintaka.  Alnitak is a triple star system, 736 ly distance.  Alnilam is 1340 ly distance, a blue supergiant.  Mintaka is 915 ly distance, and is a double star.  Credit: Bob King

Orion's belt stars form the sky's best-known asterism. Each star lies at a different distance from Earth.

Orion's Belt is one of the most recognizable constellations with it's 3-star belt. Run an imaginary line across the middle star in the Belt (from lo-right to upper-left) and find lovely champaigne-colored Betelgeuse. Run the line down thru the mid-star of the Belt to the right and there is Rigel. Below and left (in direct line of the Belt) is brilliant blue Sirius, flickering like a happy firefly; and high above, almost in line with the Belt, is pink Aldebaran, the brightest star in Taurus.

Orion's Belt is the constellation with a belt. Run an imaginary line across the middle star in the belt and find Betelgeuse. Run the line down thru the mid-star of the Belt to the right and there is Rigel.

Orion: the Hunter in the Winter Night Sky ~ Calgary, Alberta, Canada

I knew it was becoming autumn when I came home from dancing late at night and with a last look to the night sky I saw Orion. Orion : the Hunter in the Winter Night Sky ~ Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Orion. Its brightest stars are Beta (Rigel -- leg to our right) and Alpha (Betelgeuse -- shoulder to the left), a blue-white and a red supergiant respectively. This image is helpful to see just how reddish Betelgeuse is.

Its brightest stars are Beta (Rigel -- leg to our right) and Alpha (Betelgeuse -- shoulder to the left), a blue-white and a red supergiant respectively. This image is helpful to see just how reddish Betelgeuse is.

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i think i'd like this tattooed across my hand to look like freckles, to replace my current design.

Draw a line through Orion’s Belt toward the ruddy star Aldebaran in the constellation Taurus the Bull. In the opposite direction, Orion’s Belt points to Sirius in Canis Major the Greater Dog – sometimes called the Dog Star – brightest star in the nighttime sky.

Use Orion's Belt to find 4 bright stars - Betelgeuse and Rigel in Orion - Aldebaran in Taurus the Bull and Sirius in Canis Major.

Orion Constellation: Rigel, Betelgeuse, Bellatrix, Saiph - The Belt: Mintaka, the westernmost of the three stars.  Alnilam, the central star in the belt. and Alnitak, the easternmost star in the belt.

Orion Constellation: Rigel, Betelgeuse, Bellatrix, Saiph - The Belt: Mintaka…

It's the earliest known stone circle  at Nabta Playa in Egypt's Western Desert is thought to act as a calendar with markers corresponding to the stars in Orion's belt. It was constructed around 7000 BC.

It's the earliest known stone circle at Nabta Playa in Egypt's Western Desert is thought to act as a calendar with markers corresponding to the stars in Orion's belt. It was constructed around 7000 BC. Man was made intelligent

The Star in the East and Three Kings | Wise Men | Magi

The Three Stars in Orion's belt point towards Sirius, who was thought by the Ancients to bring the scorching heat of summer (Canicula), which is why her constellation was called 'Canis' in latin

Pyramids and the stars of Orion's Belt super imposed to show the stunning accuracy of the Egyptians.   As above, so below.

pan-afrikan-education: Topographical view: Orions belt aligned with the Giza pyramids of KMT/Egypt. This alignment wasn’t by accident. Our Ancestors had precise knowledge of astronomy and the star systems.

My very own Orion's Belt tattoo! This tattoo has so much meaning to me and I love how it is such a small tattoo!

unique Geometric Tattoo - My very own Orion& Belt tattoo! This tattoo has so much meaning to me and I.

The famous Horsehead Nebula is about 1,500 light-years from Earth, in the constellation Orion. The nebula is located just to the south of the star Alnitak, which is farthest east on Orion's Belt, and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex.  Nothing like space to bring you down to dude.

The famous Horsehead Nebula is about light-years from Earth, in the constellation Orion. The nebula is located just to the south of the star Alnitak, which is farthest east on Orion's Belt, and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex.

Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka, the Belt of Orion, are the bright bluish stars from left to right. These three blue supergiant stars are hotter, much more massive than the Sun. The clouds of gas and dust in this region have intriguing and familiar shapes, including the dark Horsehead Nebula and Flame Nebula at the lower left. The famous Orion Nebula itself lies off the bottom of this star field.

Astrophotograph of Orion's Belt, its three main stars being (from left to right) Alnitak, Alnilam and Mintaka. Mintaka is a binary star, two stars orbiting around a common center of mass. The stars complete one orbit around each other every days.

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