The Sky Tonight

The wonders of the Night Sky
Credit: NSO

The pictures below show where the planets will be in the sky around the UK tonight and the patterns of the stars (constellations) around them.

Choose from:

The Whole Sky images show the entire sky as a big round picture. The horizon is all the way around the edge with the middle being right overhead, as if you were standing on a hill somewhere dark and could see the entire sky. It may take a bit of practice to get used to these pictures, but after a while you will find them very useful.

The Horizon pictures are a bit simpler, but you need more than one to cover the entire sky.