Posts Tagged 'astronomy'

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

December Sky – Comet – Meteors

For folks who want to follow Comet Holmes, I have made maps to find it and show its progress during the month of December. You will find them in the next pane along with a mention of the Geminid Meteor Shower. [If you don’t see the next pane, please click the title of this article… ]

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