The Night Sky for the Week of 1-14-24

In the night sky, two sets of stars can be seen: the Little Dipper and the Big Dipper. The Little Dipper is located straight down from Polaris, while the Big Dipper is low in the north-northeast. In the evenings of January, the Gemini twins can also be seen on their sides to the left of Orion. Luyten's Star, which is a red dwarf, can be easily viewed using small telescopes. The big Northern Cross in Cygnus is visible in the west-northwest after complete darkness falls, and Sirius can be seen in the southeast after dinner. Capella, the Goat Star, and a small group of stars known as "The Kids" can be seen after dark in the east.