Sky Map Help

Day and Night - Sky Map

The main part of each image shows the positions of the stars and Moon. Because the sky is not flat, but is rather like a big dome over us, it is difficult to draw the whole sky in one go on a flat piece of paper or on the computer screen.

In these images, we have solved this problem by putting the sky inside a circle, with the horizon around the outside and the bit of the sky that would be right overhead in the middle of the circle.