See what stars, constellations, and cool celestial objects are visible in the sky this month. You can print the chart for use outdoors.
This chart depicts the evening sky for the times indicated. The edge represents the horizon; the chart's center is the point overhead. Hold a printout of the chart out in front of you so the horizon marked with the direction you're facing is down. Then match the stars on the map with the real stars in the sky.
This chart shows the sky as seen from 40 degrees north latitude. When viewing from a lower latitude, stars in the southern sky will appear higher above the horizon while those in the northern sky will be lower. When viewing from a latitude higher than 40 degrees, the opposite will be true.
This is the star chart for January, 2017:
To print a black and white version of the star chart, click here to open a black and white version in .pdf format. You can then print the chart.
To increase the chart's readability, click here to open a color version in .pdf format. Then you can zoom in to increase its size and/or print the chart.
Printing or enlarging the star chart requires Adobe Reader.
View this month's Star Chart.
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