Intro and Visual description
Three stars in a row make up Orion’s belt, within a rectangle of four bright stars representing his shoulders and feet. At sunset in the autumn, Orion’s belt appears to rise straight up on the horizon. The sword hanging from his belt includes M42, the beautiful Orion nebula.
Since Orion’s belt of three bright stars lies upon the celestial equator, Orion is visible from every inhabited part of the globe.