Off to one side Betelgeuse was a baleful red eye in the shoulder of Orion.
The reddish daylight swelled; Betelgeuse was rising quietly and majestically.
It is odd, but my recollection is that it was the "sick enchantress" who cried "unto Betelgeuse a mystic word."
Cunningham looked alternately from her to Betelgeuse and the moon.
And he estimated Betelgeuse to be two hundred and sixty million miles in diameter.
And, to my eye at least, Betelgeuse is redder than Arcturus.
He had known Betelgeuse years ago and personally had always preferred its neighbour Rigel, which had received no publicity at all.
By Betelgeuse, you act as if I'd crammed those blasted tubes down their stinking little throats!
It then became golden, and afterwards reddish like Mars, Aldebaran, or Betelgeuse.
And to make sure, draw one east from Betelgeuse about the same distance.
bright star in the shoulder of Orion, 1515, from Arabic Ibt al Jauzah "the Armpit of the Central One." Intermediary forms include Bed Elgueze, Beit Algueze.
A red supergiant star in the constellation Orion. It is a variable star with a brightest apparent magnitude of 0.5. Scientific name: Alpha Orionis. See Note at Rigel.