3 days ago, when Mijn SVN told me that he spent 3 hours laying on the grassy ground gazing at the star without knowing the name even one star, I suddenly think it was a pity.
Don’t you know it’s June, meaning that the night sky will be flowered by Scorpius, my constellation. Though the best time to enjoy the constellation is July and August. You may also find Crux and Centaurus tonight. But , how can we recognize Scorpius? It’s easy, at 6.30 pm when the dark has come , try to seek the constellation at South East. You may easily find Scorpius as described in the picture bellow. Afterward, you can point out Antares, the red one which is in the heart of Scorpius. I always name it as Red Antares as it is red and very obvious to our naked eyes. Then you can follow by grabbing Shaula and Lesath, all together. They occupy the stinger of the Scorpius. Shaula which is twice wider than our Sun, has blue color. What about Lesath, Shaulas’s soulmate. It is 7 times wider than our Sun. They always look together in our eyes, so that I recognize them as a couple of soulmate . In fact, they stay further away from each other. Shaula, the light that we see now is actually existed 280 ago, while Lesath is existed 1600 years ago. Perhaps they’re gone now and becoming star dust. Well i wont argue for this. I have no exact explanation.
So tonight, if the night is clear and you don’t have anything to do. Why don’t you try to take a peek at ‘my lovely Antares, Shaula and Lesath. Let me know if you have found them :).