Sorry about missing yesterday’s installment which was to focus on the Crab Nebula and the 1054 AD supernova that created it. Recently arrived newborns (and yes newborns is meant to be plural) and really make you forget about the time!
Tonight the Moon doesn’t get high in the sky until after midnight. With the Moon in Gemini, it is among the stars of the winter Milky Way. Many of these stars are bright enough to be seen even in the brightest of cities. Even entire constellations, such as Orion, may be seen.