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The Crow and the Southern Cross

Photo showing Spica and Corvus, with a line drawn down to Crux, the Southern Cross.

View at EarthSky Community Photos. | Dr Ski in Valencia, Philippines wrote: “Corvus (the Crow) and Crux (the Southern Cross) are at the same right ascension on the celestial sphere. Meaning, they transit the meridian at the same time (approximately 8:30 p.m. local time). If you reside in mid-northern latitudes … look for the familiar polygon of Corvus at this time. Then extrapolate a line approximately 40° down to get an idea of how far below your horizon the Southern Cross is.” If you’re further south, of course, as Dr Ski is … just look!

Thanks, Dr Ski! Read more: Meet Corvus the Crow

Deborah Byrd



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