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IMAGE TO ACCOMPANY: February 4, 2014: The Jupiter Diamond
IMAGE: Jupiter marks the northern tip of the "Jupiter Diamond" formed by the planet and the three Winter Triangle stars: Betelegeuse (Orion), Sirius (Canis Major) and Procyon (Canis Minor.) Throughout the next few months, Jupiter will move eastward through Gemini and then Cancer. This planetary motion will eventually disrupt the diamond pattern. For now, it is high and easy to find in the early evening.