Moon time table
Rocky wrote (see)
My daughter pointed out a bright "star" on our walk tonight that turned out to be Jupiter.
Cheers guy's, some great information and links.
Hope you all have a great Christmas.
I have looked up at the sky so often and am ashamed that I know so little about it so I have just bought myself a Planishere. Finally I am going to be able to identify more the North Star and the Plough, though stargazing is cold at this time of year.
SD wrote (see)
I bought a planishere a couple of years ago - be buggered if I can read it in the darkDepending on what phone you have, you can download Google Sky maps - it aint perfect but if you are patient can give you a good idea of what is what.
There are also a number of lunar phase apps - mostly free.
Lostsheep - I walk quite a bit at night. Assuming you want to go out early eve, it's best a couple of days or so before full moon as the moon will be high enough to be useful. Alternatively, go out just after FM to somewhere high and watch the moon rise - awesome. You won't need a torch - and a slight covering of snow or a good frost makes things even brighter.
Try a bivi, too, for the complete experience!
Sorry that should be a Planisphere, evidently the tip for reading at night is to use red led light torch.
Full moon this weekend! anyone went out on their own for a walk/hike or planning to
not sure if i could get anyone mad enough to join me
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