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Star Gazer Guide

When and Where to Look
by Vaughn Aubuchon
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This chart shows which constellations are visible, during each month of the year, in the San Francisco, CA bay area. For reference, the signs of the zodiac are given for each month.
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   Star Gazer Guide - By Month
     for 37° N. Latitude (San Francisco area)

Zodiac
Constellation
Name
Season
 Month

At Midnight
Overhead
Zenith

Southerly
Toward the Equator

Capricorn

Winter

21

Jan. 1

 

 

11

Gemini (Castor & Pollux)

Canis Minor (Procyon)

Aquarius  

21

 

 

Feb. 1

Lynx

Cancer

11

 

 

Pisces

21

 

 

Mar. 1

 

 

11

Ursa Major

Leo

Aries  

 Spring

21

 

 

Apr. 1

Big Dipper

Coma Berenices -Virgo

11

 

 

Taurus  

21

 

 

May. 1

Bootes

 

11

Ursa Minor

Corona Borealis- Libra

Gemini  

21

 

 

Jun. 1

Hercules (M13)

Ophiuchus

11

Draco

 

Cancer  

 Summer

21

 

 

Jul. 1

 

Vega

11

 

 

Leo  

21

Cygnus (North. Cross)

Altair

Aug. 1

Deneb

Capricorn

11

 

 

Virgo  

21

Lacerta

Aquarius

Sep. 1

 

 

11

 

 

Libra  

 Fall

21

Pegasus

Pegasus

Oct. 1

M31

Pisces

11

Cassiopeia, Andromeda

M33

Scorpio  

21

Aries

Nov. 1

 

 

11

 

 

Sagittarius  

21

Perseus

Pleiades- Taurus

Dec. 1

Camelopardalis

 

11

Auriga

Orion - M42

60

50

60

 150 - 450

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DISCLAIMER
I could not find an online star gazer constellation table like the one above. So, I made this chart, to help myself view the star constellations visible during each month of the year.

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Chart was last updated on 2019-03-04.