Confused by the multitude of stars in the night sky, and the fact they vary from month to month and place to place?
Click on the link "NIGHT MAP" in the BG Links section, enter your location and time-zone, and the entire night sky is mapped out for you - (the little window in the top lhs is the most user friendly).
So.... now you'll know what stars / planets / comets you're looking at, whenever you like!(should you ever like)?!
NB. You WILL need the latest java download (free) though, to make the link work.
In case you don't have java, at the moment, for your information...
7am in Britain. Not many stars at all visible (too light). BUT.... (at the moment, (mid December))
Stand facing south. at 7am.
SE - low in sky : the very bright planet Venus.
WSW - slightly higher in sky - 2 "stars" - RHS: "Regulus" a star in the constellation Leo, LHS: the planet Saturn, (powerful binoculars or small telescope will show you the rings).
Due W: The 2 stars of Castor and Pollux in the constellation Gemini.
WNW: Low in sky: The planet Mars. Orange in colour.