The sky chart below is for Bare Hill in Wonder Lake State Park, but is pretty accurate for anywhere in Kent. If you need a chart for some other location or you would like charts such as horizon charts, visit the Yoursky website, which produces these great charts. A big "Thanks!" to John Walker for providing them.
When this page is first loaded, the chart shows the sky for the current date and time. You can adjust it to show how the sky would look at other dates and times by using the controls below the chart. The controls also let you make the chart display other kinds of information, such as the names of the constellations and stars. It sometimes takes a few seconds for the chart to update, but mostly the updates happen nearly instantly.
If you choose to display the moon and planets, their positions are shown using the symbols listed below. You can get more information about each of them from nineplanets.org by clicking on their names. The moon shows as an image depicting its phase – whether it is full, waxing crescent, and so on.
If you choose to display deep sky objects, their positions are shown using the symbols listed below. You can get more information about these types of objects from The Internet Encyclopedia of Science by clicking on their names.
|Elliptical galaxy||Spiral galaxy|
|Open star cluster||Globular star cluster|
|Diffuse nebula||Planetary nebula|
|Dark nebula||Irregular galaxy|