I always liked the scene in Men In Black where they were referring to "The Galaxy" being on Orion's Belt. Reminds me of so many meetings I've been part of. People, talking.. but not communicating.
Orion (M42) is currently below the horizon until around 5 am, then it flirts around the Horizon before daylight hits.
From Australia, however, you can see it.
This is 5, 180 second exposures from Telescope T31 on via iTelescope.net, in Australia, taken yesterday.
I took some liberties in processing it.
I should have a blog post up this week (towards friday) detailing how to do this!