It is February already and the winter sky continues to be good. The new moon is Sunday. Orion’s belt stars point up at the star Aldebaran. The winter sky has some great bright stars such as Sirius which continues to dazzle. The constellation Canis Major, which contains the star Sirius, is the dog and he is standing on his hind legs right now. Also, the Big Dipper is standing on its handle. The planets Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn are present in the predawn sky.