April Star Maps

Star Map Vancouver, BC, Local time: Apr23 at 9PM The days are becoming longer, and there are more clear evenings ahead. Is this the summer when you will learn the constellations?

If there is interest, I’ll post free star maps which you are welcome to print and take outside.

This evening, as the daylight fades, here is what you can expect to see overhead. The map is for tonight around Vancouver, BC… but will work for any mid-latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere.

Star Map showing constellations on Apr23 at 9PMSaturn is the only visible planet.

You will probably recognize the Big Dipper high overhead… but on the Constellation Map you will see that the Dipper is actually part of Ursa Major (the Big Bear).

The last map is for around 11 PM when the sky is darker. All of these maps are thumbs — please click them to see them at full-size.

Please let me know if these maps are useful.
Star Map showing the constellations about 11 PM April 23

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4 Responses to “April Star Maps”


  1. 1 Elin May 8, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    These maps will be useful to me as I am putting together a series of drawings for a friend who recently passed. New series entitled, “Nightscapes and Starlight”.

  2. 2 Robert May 8, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Elin, thanks for writing. Shortly I will post some maps for mid-May. Will you post images of “Nightscapes and Starlight” at your website?

  3. 3 Jackie June 5, 2011 at 12:10 am

    These are great! I’m teaching a lesson to third graders on Monday about constellations and these were the only easy to read, real photo, star maps I could find. This is perfect because the kids can see the mapping of the constellations, but set against a photo of the real stars instead of a plain background. This makes it seem intelligible and connected as opposed to some boring and arbitrary drawing of constellations. Wonderful!

  4. 4 Robert June 6, 2011 at 7:21 am

    Thanks Jackie. I think you’ve convinced me that I better post star maps for June.


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