Stargazing

The Whole Sky at 8pm

The Whole Sky over the UK at 8 PM. The observer's horizon is around the outside of the circle. The centre of the picture is the point in the night sky right above the observer. The four points of the compass (North, East, South and West) are shown as well as the position of the sunset.


The Whole Sky at 6pm

The Whole Sky over the UK at 6 PM. The observer's horizon is around the outside of the circle. The centre of the picture is the point in the night sky right above the observer. The four points of the compass (North, East, South and West) are shown as well as the position of the sunset.


The Horizon at Midnight

The horizon around the UK at midnight. Each image shows half the sky. These images are updated each day. Look at them over a few days to see how things change.

Use the images to plan your stargazing. Choose a direction you want to look in (for example, west) and look at the image of the night sky. When you are stargazing, look in the same direction and try to find some of the same star patterns in the sky. You could also look for a planet! Remember to look up at the sky, as well as near to the horizon.


The Horizon at 10pm

The horizon around the UK at 10 PM. Each image shows half the sky. These images are updated each day. Look at them over a few days to see how things change.

Use the images to plan your stargazing. Choose a direction you want to look in (for example, west) and look at the image of the night sky. When you are stargazing, look in the same direction and try to find some of the same star patterns in the sky. You could also look for a planet! Remember to look up at the sky, as well as near to the horizon.


The Horizon at 8pm

The horizon around the UK at 8 PM. Each image shows half the sky. These images are updated each day. Look at them over a few days to see how things change.

Use the images to plan your stargazing. Choose a direction you want to look in (for example, west) and look at the image of the night sky. When you are stargazing, look in the same direction and try to find some of the same star patterns in the sky. You could also look for a planet! Remember to look up at the sky, as well as near to the horizon.


The Horizon at 6pm

The horizon around the UK at 6 PM. Each image shows half the sky. These images are updated each day. Look at them over a few days to see how things change.

Use the images to plan your stargazing. Choose a direction you want to look in (for example, west) and look at the image of the night sky. When you are stargazing, look in the same direction and try to find some of the same star patterns in the sky. You could also look for a planet! Remember to look up at the sky, as well as near to the horizon.


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