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Constellation Presentation: Orion

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Michael Cervantes

on 23 April 2010

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Transcript of Constellation Presentation: Orion

Double click anywhere & add an idea ORION Its located on the celestial equator and visible throughout the world.

It is one of the largest and most recognizable constellations in the night sky.













Because the stars that make up Orion are so bright and distinctive, the pattern of stars forming Orion has been recognized as a coherent constellation by many ancient civilizations, resulting in different representations and mythologies.
By the Greeks and Romans,
Orion was known as “The Hunter”.


By the Ancient Near East,
Orion was known as
“The Heavenly Shepard”.

Orion boasted to the goddess Artemis and her mother Leto, that he would kill every animal on the earth. Artemis offered protection to all creatures and with the help of her mother, they sent a scorpion to deal with Orion. The pair battled and the scorpion killed Orion. The contest caught the attention of Zeus, who later raised the scorpion to heaven and Orion, at the request of Artemis, to serve as a reminder for mortals to curb their excessive pride. The 2 Most Popular Rigel (Beta Orionis).


Betelgeuse (Alpha Orionis).


Alnitak, Alnilam, and Mintaka. Major Stars Orion's Belt: Bible Verse
RA: 05h 35m 57s
DEC: 04degrees 35' 08" Azimuth: 162 degrees 15' 11"
Altitude: 53 degrees 35' 39" Job 9:7-10 He speaks to the sun and it does not shine; he seals off the light of the stars. He alone stretches out the heaven and treads on the waves of the sea. He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the south. He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. Prayer Requests.....
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