As we enter the second half of summer, if you get up right at dawn, you can find “the ghost of the shimmering summer dawn” in the sky.  It’s a constellation that returns this time of year – Orion the Hunter.

Orion ascends in the east before sunrise, rising (as many of us do) on his side, with the three stars that form his belt – Mintaka, Alnitak and Alnilam – pointing straight up.