Day 12 – Star Gazing – 30 Days Wild

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I searched online for a star map of the sky tonight. A few websites I have seen usually require some input, such as the year, month, whether it is early or late in the month, and the time. Then it shows a map of the constellations that will be seen in the sky.
Apparently Ursa Major (aka Big Dipper) and Ursa Minor (aka Little Dipper) should be seen in the North of the sky at the moment.  I couldn’t quite make them out, but I did see a couple of bright stars, and I wonder if they are planets.

The Earthsky website was useful to see the constellations visible tonight. Some star maps are a bit confusing and show too many stars that wouldn’t all be visible in a light-polluted urban area.

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