Jeff Smith 11:59 p.m., Feb. 8
So-Called Winter Stars
Watchers of the Dawn Sky early this month will notice the bright, so-called winter stars (especially those in the constellations of Orion, Taurus, and Gemini) rising just above the rosy glow of morning twilight. The waning crescent moon is currently amid this group on the mornings of August 5, 6, 7, and 8. A few bright meteors, belonging to the annual Perseid shower that climaxes August 12 and 13, may be seen as well.