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Do you want a quick and easy way to see what’s up in the night sky in Chicago? Then click on the star field below that already shows a view looking North. A new window will open. Look for the “Reset time to now” command, upper left. If you want the night sky anywhere in the world, reset the location, upper right.
A view of the night sky looking north May 29, 2009 at 1:08 a.m. Click the image to see the dynamic view for May 29, 2009, then use the controls to see the current view, or choose another date and time.
A view of the night sky looking east August 29, 2009 at 1:08 a.m. Click the image to see the dynamic view of the night sky for August 29, 2009, then use the controls to see the current view, or choose another date and time.
A view of the night sky looking east September 9, 2009 at 1:08 a.m. Because stars appear to advance from east to west, just like the sun, the sky at 1:08 a.m. on September 9, 2009, except for the moon, is about the same sky at 2:08 a.m. on August 29, 2009. In other words, the stars appear to advance ahead an hour as the year passes by … and the advance seen in one hour on a single night is about the same advance seen 11 days later at the exact same time. Click the image to see the dynamic view of the night sky for September 9, 2009, then use the controls to see the current view, or choose another date and time.
The location for the nearest whole numbers for latitude, longitude coordinates for Arlington Heights, Illinois is 42° North and 88° West (42,-88). The location is actually just south of Busse Woods and just southeast of Arlington Heights Road and Biesterfield Road in Elk Grove Village.*
What star is that in the night sky in Chicago?
What planets are visible?
Planet Viewing from StarDate ONLINE
Rise, Set, and Transit Times for Planets and other Major Solar System Bodies and Bright Stars from United States Naval Observatory
* The links to the NEAVE Planetarium are set for 42° North and 88° West (42,-88), which is pinpointed to Elk Grove Village, Illinois. The lat-long position is acceptable for calculating the night sky for the following cities and suburbs of Chicagoland (see lat-long notes at the bottom of the page for adjusting for some of the following locations):
Addison, Algonquin, Antioch, Arlington Heights, Aurora, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Bartlett, Batavia, Beach Park, Beecher, Belleville, Bellwood, Belvidere, Bensenville, Berwyn, Bloomingdale, Bolingbrook, Brookfield, Buffalo Grove, Burr Ridge, Byron, Carol Stream, Carpentersville, Village of Cary, Channahon, Chenoa, Cherry Valley, night sky City of Chicago, Chicago Heights Clarendon Hills, Countryside, Crete, Crystal Lake, Village of Deer Park, Deerfield, DeKalb, Des Plaines, Downers Grove, Village of East Dundee, El Paso, Elgin, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Elmwood Park, Elsah, Evanston, Fairfield, Fairview Heights, Village of Flossmoor, Fox River Grove, Freeport, Galena, Galesburg, Geneseo, Geneva, Genoa, Village of Gilberts, Glen Ellyn, Glencoe, Glendale Heights, Village of Glenview, Grayslake, Gurnee, Harwood Heights, Village of Hawthorn Woods, Village of Hazel Crest, Highland Park, Highwood, Village of Hillside, Village of Hinsdale, Hodgkins, Hoffman Estates, Village of Homer Glen, Homewood, Indian Head Park, Village of Island Lake, night sky Village of Inverness, Village of Johnsburg, Joliet, Kankakee, Kenosha, Village of Kildeer, LaGrange, Village of La Grange Park, Lake Geneva, Lake Forest, Lakemoor, Lake Zurich, LaSalle, Lemont, Village of Libertyville, Village of Lisle, Lockport, Village of Lombard, Long Grove, Machesney Park, Manhattan, Manteno, Maquon, Mascoutah, Mendota, Minooka, Village of Mokena, Monee Township, Monmouth, Village of Montgomery, Village of Morton Grove, Mount Carroll, Mount Prospect Village of Mundelein, Naperville, Nauvoo, Niles, Norridge, North Barrington, Northbrook, Oak Brook, Village of Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Olympia Fields, Oquawka, Orland Park, Oswego, Ottawa, Village of Palatine, Palos Heights, Palos Park, Paris, Park Ridge, Paxton, Pecatonica, Peoria, Village of Peotone, Petersburg, Phoenix, Pittsfield, Village of Plainfield, Pontiac, Pontoon Beach, Princeton, Prophetstown, Red Bud, Richmond, Village of Richton Park, Village of River Forest, Village of River Grove, Riverside, Riverton, Riverwoods, Rock Island, Illinois Rockford, Village of Rockton, Rolling Meadows, Village of Romeoville, Village of Roselle, Rochelle, Village of Roscoe, Sadorus, Saint Charles, Salem, Sandwich, Savanna, Village of Schaumburg, Village of Schiller Park, Shelbyville, Shiloh, Village of Skokie, Village of Sleepy Hollow, South Holland, Village of South Jacksonville, Spring Valley, Staunton, Streamwood, Streator, Village of Sugar Grove, Sullivan, Sycamore, Village of Tinley Park, Tower Lakes, Tuscola, Urbana, Village of North Utica, Vandalia, Village of Vernon Hills, Village of Villa Park, Waterloo, Waukegan, West Chicago, Village of West Dundee, West Frankfort, Village of Western Springs, Village of Westmont, Wheaton, Village of Wheeling, Williams Bay, Village of Williamsville, Village of Willowbrook, Willow Springs, Wilmette, Village of Winnetka, Wood Dale, Wood River, Woodstock, Village of Worth, Urbana, Yorkville
41,-88 is located just southwest of Kankakee, Illinois. Therefore if you start getting south of an east-west line from about Tinley Park, Lockport or Plainfield; then you might want to re-adjust the lat-long position control in the planetarium.
42,-89 is located just northwest of Dekalb, Illinois. Therefore if you start getting west of a north-south line Harvard, Marengo, and North Aurora; then you might want to re-adjust the lat-long position control in the planetarium.
43,-88 is located just southwest of Milwauke, Wisconsin. Therefore if you start getting north of an east-west line Kenosha, Lake Geneva, Paddock Lake, and Williams Bay; then you might want to re-adjust the lat-long position control in the planetarium.
Star, North Star, Big Dipper, Little Dipper,
Planet, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus and Pluto (dwarf planet)
Find Rise/Set/Transit Times for Major Solar System Bodies and Bright Stars: U.S. Cities and Towns …
[e.g., Rise time/set time for Jupiter, Rise time/set time for Saturn, Rise time/set time for Venue and more, includes rise and set times for brightest stars, too!]