I don’t even know how to preface this Web site, other than to tell you it is incredibly neat! When the page loads, you’ll be looking at a sky full of stars, with blue and green lines drawn on it.
I fully recommend that you start your journey here with Getting Started. This section will walk you through the site’s features, as well as, explain it more thoroughly than I could ever hope to. I’m still sitting at my desk thinking, “look how pretty that is!”
If I’m reading this correctly, the green lines connect constellations. Yes, they do and you can toggle them on and off with the menu button that has a constellation on it. You can also search for specific things in the sky. For example, Orion, by using the search field and clicking the magnifying glass next to it.
If you mouse over anything in the sky, a pop up box of information about it will come up for you. Clicking that will take you to another page that will have even more detailed information about what you clicked!
Another very neat feature is the Find Stars Above You Now. This button is on the left side of the search field. It has what appears to be an infinity sign on it. If you click it and put in your zip code or location, it will find which stars are currently above you. How cool is that?!
Talk about being able to know the skies above you! You can click on any of them to learn more. Or, just mouse over the sky and see what’s there. I think it’s all very cool!
Well, I’m really itching to explore the skies above me, so I’m going to run off and do that. Enjoy!