The Night Sky Month-by-month
A night-by-night reference to celestial phenomena.
The Night Sky Month by Month is like having a knowledgeable, friendly astronomer standing right next to you and pointing out the planets and constellations each night of the year. This book is a down-to-earth guide for finding astronomical features in the Northern Hemisphere without the aid of expensive telescopes or complicated sky maps.
Organized chronologically, you can look up what the night sky holds for any given time during the year. A simple color photo of the night sky shows which direction to face and where to look for such planets as Venus, Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter.
Chapters are divided into months and include the Moon's phases, dates of planetary and star positions, and specific times to watch. The book is packed with historical details and phenomena such as lunar and solar eclipses, constellations, and comets. Studded with historical tidbits and useful tips, the book is an excellent introduction to skywatching for amateur astronomers of all ages.