Thirteen minutes with Orion

While waiting on some Geminids (before the snow started to fall) I made this 13 minute exposure of the mighty Orion as he moved across the sky.  If you don’t know Orion, it’s time you met.

Just look east after dark for his three bright belt stars rising almost vertically.  It’s a sensational sight!


Whenever I see Orion like this, I know the year is winding down and it’s time to  rest and take reflection of the past year and plan for the one ahead.

Orion is on the right side of this frame.