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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. 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

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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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