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Orion, whose "bands" are those of winter, heralded by his acronical rising with the sun setting in the West;
Orion, in its acronical rising, with the sun setting in the
This acronical rising has led to the association of the group with the rainy season, and with floods.
This season being marked by the acronical rising of the Pleiades, that group has become associated with such observances.
This is what is technically known as the "acronical rising" of the
The rising of Orion at sunset -- his acronical rising -- was early in December, about the time when the coldest season of the year begins.