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Are the constellations during the day the same ones visible later that night?

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2010-03-23 23:27:54
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Due to the rotation of the Earth, the constellations overhead in the day time (which are not visible as it is) are not the same ones visible at night. However, the constellations in today's day sky are the same constellations in the night sky 6 months from now, and the constellations in tonight's night sky are the same constellations in the day sky 6 months from now.

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Stars are visible at night. Constellations are simply groups of stars as seen from earth, and they are also visible at night.



The Earth orbiting the Sun is responsible for the regular seasonal changes of the constellations visible in the night sky.


Stars with seasonal variation aren't seen during their 'off season' because they appear near the Sun in the sky, and thus are not visible. Later in the year, as the Sun moves through the constellations and away from the seasonal star, the star will be visible during the night.


You can only see constellations at night. However, not all are visible at one time or one location. During the year the viewable constellations change as the earth orbits the sun. Also, there are ones that can only be viewed in the northern or southern hemisphere not both.


This is because of the fact that Earth moves in it's orbit around the Sun during the whole year due to which the constellations that appear in the night sky vary throughout the year.


Those constellations that lie in the plane in which Earth orbits the Sun (the ecliptic) are only visible in the night sky when Earth is on their side of the Sun.


No. As we orbit the Sun different constellations become visible, but we can only see them when it is dark. Constellations are in the sky during daylight, but the Sun is so bright, we cannot see them. A few months after that, they start to be visible in the evenings and soon at night, by which time other constellations are in daylight and cannot be seen. You will see any constellation at the same time of year, every year. So the constellations you see in the night sky tonight are the same as the ones you will see on this date in any other year. The only thing that will differ is where the Moon and planets are.


They aren't - you can't see them in the daytime... only night time.


Because we tend to do our stargazing at roughly the same time of night whenever we go out, but the constellations move through our clock.-- Constellations within (your latitude) of the celestial pole are visible at any time on any clear night, all year around.-- And constellations farther from the pole of the sky are visible at some time of every clear night, for 9 or 10 months of the year.That is related to Earth's movement around the Sun.


This will depend on where on the Earth you are. Some stars are only visible if you're in the Northern hemisphere and some in the Southern.


There are two things that cause the constellations to appear to move.The first is the earth's rotation, this causes the zodiac constellations to rise in the east at dusk move across the sky at night and set in the west at dawn just like the Sun moves across the sky during the day. Those constellations that appear near the north or south polar areas of the sky don't rise and set, they simply rotate during the night.The Earth rotates once a year round the Sun and as the zodiac constellations are arranged in a circle round the Sun in the plane of the Earth's orbit, as the Earth orbits the sun different constellations will be visible in the night sky at different parts of the orbit. This too causes the constellations to appear to move, for instance Orion is visible in the night sky during the northern winter but is on the opposite side of the Sun to Earth during the summer (and therefore not visible)The earth does not rotate once a year round the sun, its called orbiting, rotate is spinning and orbit is moving around an object. Earth is a satellite of the sun.


The Q can only be answered by knowing where you are viewing the sky from.....


As Earth orbits the sun - it takes one year to get around it - we see different parts of space and different patterns of stars, as Earth turns away from the sun every night. The constellations we see on a night in summer, are behind the Sun during the winter.


Constellations rise in the East and proceed westward during the night as the Earth rotates under them.


The Earth rotates around the sun, thus the "direction" of "night" is different as the year progresses.


Polaris, or the North Star, is always visible in the Northern Hemisphere. The entire sky rotates around it during the night. The Big and Little Dipper aka Big and Little Bear are visible, as Polaris is a part of the Little Dipper. Draco, Casseopia, and Capheus are also formations normally visible around the North Star. The other constellations vary with the seasons, see the star chart referenced.


gradual motion of the constellations from east to west across the sky each night, resulting in different constellations being visible at 4 A.M. than at 10 P.M. on any given night.


The night sky in China and the night sky in Pennsylvania are fairly similar. There are parts of China that are far enough South that some other constellations will be visible.


The moon is visible during the day but it is most visible at night and early morning, but it is somtimes visible throughout the day.


It's visible in the southern sky, made up of 11 main stars. Obviously it moves around the sky during the night. Its location alsodepends on the time of year. Nearby constellations are Crater, Hydra and Virgo.


The Big and Little Dippers can be seen usually every night, although are much brighter in the Winter.


because the earth orbits the sun, we are rotating and see different parts of the night sky each night.


You had an actual grammatical question going there right up until the end. It's actually impossible to answer, since "circumpolar" constellations (such as Ursa Minor for observers in the northern hemisphere) are always in the night sky, and other constellations (such as Crux for observers in the northern hemisphere) are never in the night sky (or the day sky either, for that matter).Zodiacal constellations such as Aries are approximately on the celestial equator, and are therefore visible at night for approximately half the year.


Of course -- you are looking at a different part of the sky so there are constellations visible in the southern latitudes that are not visible in the northern latitudes and vice versa.



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