2020 Guide to the Night Sky: A Month-by-Month Guide to Exploring the Skies Above North America
The 2020 Guide to the Night Sky by Storm Dunlop and Wil Tirion is pretty much what it says in the subtitle: a month-by-month guide to the skies above North America. The guide is put together logically, explaining common sky phenomena such as the constellations, the ecliptic of the earth, and meteors, in a way that explains the jargon to newbie stargazers without talking down to more experienced readers. With its helpful month-by-month breakdown, this is a practical guide for those new to astronomy and a helpful reference to readers more seasoned in starry topics. This guide includes the movements of the planets and constellations that can be sighted, in northern as well as southern skies, which is very helpful for various weather conditions and all manner of geographic locations. It also includes the moon’s phases and helpful calendars. The layout, with the astronomical charts being landscape, is very helpful in matching sky to picture and helping locate various clusters. Whether you’re working with a telescope or the naked eye, the 2020 Guide to the Night Sky explains it all. It’s easy to imagine many lovely nights of stargazing with the aid of this book.
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