Monthly Start Chart

January evening skies over Hawai‘i

January 2019

Venus dominates the evening twilight shining in the west at mag. -4. This month will see the reappearance of several planets in the morning sky. By the end of January, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn will be visible before dawn in the east. Look for Comet PANSTARRS (C/2017 T2) at mag. 9 as it passes through Perseus and Cassiopeia.

Monthly Moon Phase Calendar

Making Your Own Star Charts


This star chart is produced using the Cartes du Ciel Sky Charts program written by Patrick Chevalley.

This free program runs on Windows and Macintosh computers. If you are interested in making your own star charts for use at home or school, you may obtain a copy of the program and its documentation from this website.

This program is very powerful and can be used to generate star charts far more detailed than the one provided here.

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