Alpha Geminorum


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Noun1.Alpha Geminorum - a multiple star with 6 components; second brightest in Gemini; close to Pollux
Gemini - a zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere between Taurus and Cancer on the ecliptic
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Even though it's not a first-magnitude star, I like to include Castor (Alpha Geminorum), Pollux's twin brother, at this point, since it rounds the hexagon out into a circle and gives a soothing rhythm to the stars' names.
Caption: The radiant for the Geminid meteor shower is located near Alpha Geminorum, more familiarly known as Castor.
At maximum, the radiant lies near 2nd-magnitude Alpha Geminorum (Castor), which rises or is above the eastern horizon at dusk for northern observers.