Monthly Star Chart

January evening skies over Hawai‘i

January  2022

The new year begins with the Quadrantid meteor shower, peaking on Jan 3rd and ending by the 12th. The waxing moon provides a good viewing opportunity early this month. Uranus is well positioned for viewing in Aries at magnitude 5.8 and Neptune can be found nearby in Aquarius at mag. 7.8. Jupiter and Saturn are visible in the southwest after sunset as both move westward along the ecliptic. Watch for Venus to move from the evening sky to the morning sky this month as it joins Mars in the pre-dawn sky.

Monthly Lunar Calendar

(Hawaiian lunar calendar)

Previous star charts:

Nov 2021
Oct 2021
Sep 2021

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.

Institute for Astronomy