NASA Night Sky Notes Monthly Article

NASA Night Sky Notes Monthly Article

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Illustration of the locations of Procyon and Sirius as seen, looking south, during March evenings
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March 2021 Edition

Taking the Dog Stars for a Springtime Walk: Sirius and Procyon
Updated February 12, 2021
 
March skies feature many dazzling stars and constellations, glimmering high in the night, but two of the brightest stars are the focus of our attention this month: Sirius and Procyon, the dog stars! Find out more about these nearby stars in this edition of NASA's Night Sky Notes!

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