Te constellation Orion is easily found thanks to a line of 3 stars. Below the trio is the sword with the Orion Nebula. Credit: Starry Night Software/ A.Fazekas

Love this blog: National Geographic’s Star Struck.
Keeps us posted
on what’s happening in the sky.

Tonight (Sunday, 5 January):

Jupiter Opposition. The largest planet in the solar system reaches official opposition on Sunday, January 5, rising opposite in the sky from the setting sun, and offering its biggest and brightest viewing opportunity to astronomers.

And coming up…Sneak-Peek: Top 5 Sky Events of 2014.