Ephemeris Star Charts – August 2019

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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 p.m. EDT

8th.

10:30 p.m. EDT

15th.

10:00 p.m. EDT

22nd.

9:30 p.m. EDT

29th.

9:00 p.m. 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.

5:00 a.m. EST

8th.

4:30 a.m. EST

15th.

4:00 a.m. EDT

22nd.

3:30 a.m. EDT

29th.

3:00 a.m. 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 outlines 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. Not all constellations are shown, faint and small ones were deleted for overall clarity. 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





Traverse
City

Morning twilight

Evening twilight

Dark night

Moon

Date

Astro.

Nautical

Nautical

Astro.

Start

End

Illum.

2019-08-01

4h30m

5h18m

22h27m

23h16m

23h16m

4h30m

0.01

2019-08-02

4h31m

5h20m

22h26m

23h14m

23h14m

4h31m

0.04

2019-08-03

4h33m

5h21m

22h24m

23h12m

23h12m

4h33m

0.11

2019-08-04

4h35m

5h23m

22h22m

23h10m

23h33m

4h35m

0.2

2019-08-05

4h37m

5h24m

22h21m

23h07m

-

4h37m

0.3

2019-08-06

4h39m

5h26m

22h19m

23h05m

0h01m

4h39m

0.42

2019-08-07

4h41m

5h27m

22h17m

23h03m

0h30m

4h41m

0.53

2019-08-08

4h43m

5h29m

22h15m

23h01m

1h00m

4h43m

0.64

2019-08-09

4h45m

5h30m

22h14m

22h59m

1h33m

4h45m

0.74

2019-08-10

4h47m

5h32m

22h12m

22h57m

2h11m

4h47m

0.83

2019-08-11

4h49m

5h33m

22h10m

22h54m

2h54m

4h49m

0.9

2019-08-12

4h51m

5h35m

22h08m

22h52m

3h44m

4h51m

0.9

2019-08-13

4h52m

5h36m

22h06m

22h50m

4h38m

4h52m

0.95

2019-08-14

4h54m

5h38m

22h04m

22h48m

-

-

0.98

2019-08-15

4h56m

5h39m

22h03m

22h46m

-

-

1

2019-08-16

4h58m

5h41m

22h01m

22h43m

-

-

0.99

2019-08-17

5h00m

5h42m

21h59m

22h41m

-

-

0.97

2019-08-18

5h01m

5h43m

21h57m

22h39m

-

-

0.93

2019-08-19

5h03m

5h45m

21h55m

22h37m

22h37m

22h53m

0.87

2019-08-20

5h05m

5h46m

21h53m

22h34m

22h34m

23h16m

0.8

2019-08-21

5h07m

5h48m

21h51m

22h32m

22h32m

23h41m

0.72

2019-08-22

5h08m

5h49m

21h49m

22h30m

22h30m

-

0.62

2019-08-23

5h10m

5h51m

21h47m

22h28m

22h28m

0h10m

0.52

2019-08-24

5h12m

5h52m

21h45m

22h25m

22h25m

0h43m

0.41

2019-08-25

5h14m

5h54m

21h43m

22h23m

22h23m

1h23m

0.3

2019-08-26

5h15m

5h55m

21h41m

22h21m

22h21m

2h13m

0.2

2019-08-27

5h17m

5h56m

21h39m

22h19m

22h19m

3h13m

0.11

2019-08-28

5h19m

5h58m

21h37m

22h16m

22h16m

4h23m

0.05

2019-08-29

5h20m

5h59m

21h35m

22h14m

22h14m

5h20m

0.01

2019-08-30

5h22m

6h01m

21h33m

22h12m

22h12m

5h22m

0

2019-08-31

5h24m

6h02m

21h31m

22h10m

22h10m

5h24m

0.03



The above times calculated 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 08/01/19