Southern Cross at Dawn

A constellation with a cross pattern is now visible in the early morning sky. This is the constellation Crux, or the “Southern Cross”. It has four prominent stars and can be seen very easily with the naked eye. The cross may tilt differently (to the left or to the right) depending on the time of observation. Crux is best viewed this month of January until May, visible from the Philippines and most parts of the world.

southern cross january 2019
Taken yesterday, January 16, 2019, from Bacoor City, Cavite, using a DSLR camera on a tripod. For more photos of constellations taken in the Philippines, click here.

To find the constellation, just face the southern horizon a few hours before sunrise.

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)