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.

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 and they do not show the sky directly overhead.

Choose from:

6PM Horizon View Whole Sky
8PM Horizon View Whole Sky
10PM Horizon View Whole Sky
Midnight Horizon View Whole Sky
2AM Horizon View Whole sky
4AM Horizon View Whole sky
6AM Horizon View Whole sky
8AM Horizon View Whole sky