Orion is definitely the most magnificent among the constellations. It is visible from each region of planet Earth and, due to the prospectic presence of three stars in the middle and two of the ten brightest stars in the whole constellation, it results one of the easiest night sky figure to recognize. In Greek mythology, the hunter Orion was the most handsome of men. He was the son of the sea god Poseidon and Euryale, the daughter of King Minos of Crete. In Homer’s Odyssey, Orion is described as exceptionally tall and armed with an unbreakable bronze club. In one myth, Orion fell in love with the Pleiades, the seven sisters, daughters of Atlas and Pleione. The legend tells that Zeus snatched up and placed them in the sky where Orion still pursues them. In the picture, the Hunter is rising upon the Monviso mountain. The image was taken at the end of a beautiful starry summer night from Colle dell’Agnello – Italy.
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