The night sky in winter

The Orion Nebula

The night sky in winter

Are you keen to give stargazing a go but don't know what you can see? Get to know the winter night sky in the northern hemisphere with tips from Sir Patrick Moore and his expert guests on The Sky at Night.

The videos below show you how to recognise the prominent winter constellation Orion and point out other interesting night sky highlights.

For more tips, listen to the Stargazing Live audio guides. And make sure to watch these video collections about the night sky in the autumn and the spring and summer.

Image: A Hubble Space Telescope image of the central region of the Orion Nebula (Credit: NASA/STScI/Rice Univ./C.O'Dell et al.)

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The Orion Nebula

Introduction

Find out what you can see in the night sky during the winter months.

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