Time Conversions for Star Maps

Each of the 6 Star Maps in Find That Planet! represent the sky in the given season for 9-10 pm (standard time). However, the same maps represent the sky at DIFFERENT times in OTHER seasons. The chart below shows how each map may be used at other times of night in various seasons.

 

Star Map Time Conversion Table
Map 1 Feb at
8-9pm
Jan at
10-11pm
Dec at
12-1am
Nov at
2-3am
Oct at
4-5 am
Map 2 Apr at
8-9pm
Mar at
10-11pm
Feb at
12-1am
Jan at
2-3am
Dec at
4-5am
Map 3 Jun at
9pm
May at
10-11pm
April at
12-1am
Mar at
2-3am
Feb at
4-5am
Map 4 Aug at
9 pm
Jul at
10-11pm
Jun at
12-1am
Mar at
2-3am
Apr at
4-5am
Map 5 Oct at
8-9pm
Sep at
10-11pm
Aug at
12-1am
Jul at
2-3am
Jun at
4am
Map 6 Dec at
8-9pm
Nov at
10-11pm
Oct at
12-1am
Sep at
2-3am
Aug at
4-5am

 

Map 1
(Jan-Feb)
Map 2
(Mar-Apr)
Map 3
(May-Jun)
Map 4
(Jul-Aug)
Map 5
(Sep-Oct)
Map 6
(Nov-Dec)

Chart created by Alan Gould   |  Last Update: October 9, 2001
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