The morning hours are prime time for planet watchers, with Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Mercury currently putting on a fine show. The photo above was captured by SkyNews associate editor Alan Dyer on the morning of October 20. (Click on the image for a full-size version.)
Over the past couple centuries, much of Sámi sky lore has been lost, but what is known shows a culture that is intimately in tune with the land.
Despite mastering the night sky, many old Norse sky culture details have been lost over time
Visible from both hemispheres, the constellation commonly known in astronomy circles as Orion holds myriad meanings around the world
A list of asterisms from hundreds of cultures around the world is now available through The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada