Stig's Sky Calendar

Your guide to the sky


I'm proud to finally be able to welcome you to a modern re-creation of my original Java-based Sky Calendar. I've wanted to do this for a long time and things finally conspired to make it possible.

Although the internet is now full of sites providing the same data (and more), I always liked my original idea for presenting it and trying to make it understandable for non-professionals. Hope you enjoy it!

I've recently added meteor shower information both to the calendar and the planisphere for all major showers. Also be sure to check out the new tutorial about The Seasons, Equinoxes and Solstices.

Go directly to the calendar or visit the help pages or the tutorials for basic introductions to both the calendar and some basic astronomy.


Explor the night sky, learn the constellations, and find the planets.
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Planet Round-up

See the apperance of the planets change as their distance to Earth continually change.
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Solar System

Explore the Solar system and watch the planets move around their orbits.
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If the star of the great lion is gloomy the heart of the people will not rejoice

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