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I have lived here ( about 50km south of Khon Kaen ) for some years.
This time of year this year I have never seen the sky so clear.
I live in place with fields around.
Every evening from dusk until the next morning there are so many stars and planets ( much larger than the stars ).
Orion's belt ? was so so clear, amazing !
Other lights seem to be following the moon.

Can any give simple info as to what is in the sky this time of year ?

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20 hours ago, Speedo1968 said:

I have lived here ( about 50km south of Khon Kaen ) for some years.
This time of year this year I have never seen the sky so clear.
I live in place with fields around.
Every evening from dusk until the next morning there are so many stars and planets ( much larger than the stars ).
Orion's belt ? was so so clear, amazing !
Other lights seem to be following the moon.

Can any give simple info as to what is in the sky this time of year ?

A lot ...

Btw , planets out of our solar system cannot be seen as they do not emit light .

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I live in KHon Kaen and can probably not see nearly as much due to light pollution, but stil immensely enjoy the night sky. The brightest (or one of) object in the sky I found is Mars. I wish I can share pictures here that I took of it. It's wonderful.

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Just now, Eibot said:

I live in KHon Kaen and can probably not see nearly as much due to light pollution, but stil immensely enjoy the night sky. The brightest (or one of) object in the sky I found is Mars. I wish I can share pictures here that I took of it. It's wonderful.

 

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13 hours ago, katana said:

Download and install the free Stellarium software. It's a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. Once you put your location in (Khon Khaen) it will show you the night sky view as you look out your window.
I used it recently to locate Jupiter, its moons, Saturn and Mars recently as they came to their closest approach to Earth.
http://stellarium.org/

Thank you for that download. I live out in the boonies past Phibunmansahan and watch the sky nightly.  Have little to no light pollution except when the moon is past a 1/4. I'll download that and great topic. Yes Orions belt was one that stood out greatly but I noticed others were more prominent last night too. Eclipse on Sunday. 

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Another good app to download is the goISSwatch, it tracks the International space station in real time and gives to a 1 minute warning of when it is passing over and in view.

 

It is not due over my location again until 9th December @ 19:04.

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