The bright star Capella (Alpha [α] Aurigae) lights the top of our evening sky this month as it glides silently overhead. Shining at magnitude 0.08, Capella is the sixth-brightest star in the night sky. No wonder it draws so much attention all winter long.
Phil Harrington’s Binocular Universe: Follow the Charioteer
January 2009: As the Milky Way passes through Auriga, Capella shines high in the winter sky.