Daily cosmobite: the wonderful star

9_ Mira 3 October 2011_Nick LombIn the early evening the star Mira, “the wonderful”, is high in north in the constellation of Cetus the Whale. Mira’s brightness varies over a cycle of about 11 months. At its brightest it is easily visible to the unaided eye while at its dimmest it is far too faint be seen even from a dark spot.

Mira was relatively bright on 3 October 2011. Photo Nick Lomb

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