Ephemeris Star Charts – August 2022

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The charts contain the entire dome of the sky as seen from around 45 degrees north latitude and at the dates and times for the locations listed below.

Planet positions are plotted for the 15th of the month. The moon is not shown. To track the planet positions at weekly intervals go to my Ephemeris Blog for my Wednesday posting at bobmoler.wordpress.com.

The charts contain the entire dome of the sky as seen from around 45 degrees north latitude and at the dates and times for the locations listed below.

August Evening Star Chart

Date

Grand Traverse region, Michigan - Eastern Time

1st.

11:00 pm EDT

8th.

10:30 pm EDT

15th.

10:00 pm EDT

22nd.

9:30 pm EDT

29th

9:00 pm EDT


August Morning Star Chart

For early birds I’m including a morning star chart too, which shows the stars we’ll see in the evening 4 months from now.

Date

Grand Traverse region, Michigan - Eastern Time

1st.

6:00 am EDT

8th.

5:30 am EDT

15th.

5:00 am EDT

22nd.

4:30 am EDT

29th

4:00 am EDT

If you want to convert the above times for your locality in North America click here.

The outer edge of the chart is the horizon with the compass points marked. The chart is oriented as one is looking south. The constellation utlines in magenta are those of the Zodiac. The magenta line is the ecliptic, the path of the sun. The white line that passes through the east and west compass points is the celestial equator, above the earth's equator. The white lines that cross in the north at the north celestial pole are major right ascension lines and are like meridians on the earth.

All constellations shown have the standard three letter abbreviation. The constellation abbreviations, names and bright star names are found here.

Also on the sky dome are helps to locate other stars and constellations from the Big Dipper, and asterisms.

Twilight, Astronomical and Nautical




EDT






Morning

Twilight

Evening

Twilight

Dark

Night

Moon

Date

Astro.

Nautical

Nautical

Astro.

Start

End

Illum.

2022-08-01

4h31m

5h19m

22h27m

23h15m

23h18m

4h31m

0.18

2022-08-02

4h33m

5h21m

22h25m

23h13m

23h37m

4h33m

0.27

2022-08-03

4h35m

5h22m

22h24m

23h11m

23h57m

4h35m

0.37

2022-08-04

4h37m

5h24m

22h22m

23h09m

-

4h37m

0.47

2022-08-05

4h38m

5h25m

22h20m

23h07m

0h19m

4h38m

0.58

2022-08-06

4h40m

5h27m

22h19m

23h05m

0h46m

4h40m

0.69

2022-08-07

4h42m

5h28m

22h17m

23h03m

1h20m

4h42m

0.8

2022-08-08

4h44m

5h30m

22h15m

23h00m

2h05m

4h44m

0.88

2022-08-09

4h46m

5h31m

22h13m

22h58m

3h04m

4h46m

0.95

2022-08-10

4h48m

5h33m

22h11m

22h56m

4h16m

4h48m

0.99

2022-08-11

4h50m

5h34m

22h10m

22h54m

-

-

1

2022-08-12

4h52m

5h36m

22h08m

22h52m

-

-

0.98

2022-08-13

4h53m

5h37m

22h06m

22h49m

-

-

0.94

2022-08-14

4h55m

5h38m

22h04m

22h47m

-

-

0.87

2022-08-15

4h57m

5h40m

22h02m

22h45m

22h45m

22h55m

0.79

2022-08-16

4h59m

5h41m

22h00m

22h43m

22h43m

23h16m

0.7

2022-08-17

5h01m

5h43m

21h58m

22h41m

22h41m

23h38m

0.6

2022-08-18

5h02m

5h44m

21h56m

22h38m

22h38m

-

0.5

2022-08-19

5h04m

5h46m

21h55m

22h36m

22h36m

0h03m

0.4

2022-08-20

5h06m

5h47m

21h53m

22h34m

22h34m

0h32m

0.31

2022-08-21

5h08m

5h49m

21h51m

22h32m

22h32m

1h08m

0.23

2022-08-22

5h10m

5h50m

21h49m

22h29m

22h29m

1h52m

0.15

2022-08-23

5h11m

5h52m

21h47m

22h27m

22h27m

2h44m

0.09

2022-08-24

5h13m

5h53m

21h45m

22h25m

22h25m

3h43m

0.04

2022-08-25

5h15m

5h55m

21h43m

22h23m

22h23m

4h47m

0.01

2022-08-26

5h16m

5h56m

21h41m

22h20m

22h20m

5h16m

0

2022-08-27

5h18m

5h57m

21h39m

22h18m

22h18m

5h18m

0.01

2022-08-28

5h20m

5h59m

21h37m

22h16m

22h16m

5h20m

0.04

2022-08-29

5h21m

6h00m

21h35m

22h14m

22h14m

5h21m

0.08

2022-08-30

5h23m

6h02m

21h33m

22h12m

22h12m

5h23m

0.15

2022-08-31

5h25m

6h03m

21h31m

22h09m

22h24m

5h25m

0.23

The above was created by the calendar function of Cartes du Ciel (Sky Charts)

Monthly Evening Star Chart for Observers in the Southern Hemisphere

The chart contains the entire dome of the sky as seen from around 26 degrees south latitude at 2 hours after sunset on the 15th of the month.

Planet positions are also plotted for the 15th of the month. The moon is not shown. The Magellanic Clouds, which are satellite galaxies of the Milky Way. The Large Magellanic Cloud is located in the constellation Dorado (Dor) the Flying Fish. The Small Magellanic Cloud is located in the constellation of Tucana (Tuc) the Toucan.


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Updated 08/01/22