Star and Sunrise Watching

Milky Way and POLARIS

The sky in Hokkaido is clean and dark. It is very good for star watching.
We can use binoculars and the telescope for observation.
We will make some description for the stars.

A fine weather possibility is high in autumn, winter and spring.
We can watch the beautiful Milky Way if it is fine weather and no moon in the sky.

If you have a camera, please try to take photo of stars.

Beautiful starlit sky
Beautiful sunrise

Sunrise in summer is too early to see.
Other season, we can see the beautiful sunrise from window of guest rooms.

Please become early bird to see the sunrise.

Star watch calendar

About 10 days before the new moon, about five days after the new moon, we can see stars without disturbing by the moon in this period.
The name of the constellation is the meteor shower peak day. One day before and after the day, shooting stars may be easier to see.
You can send monthly by clicking "Next".
Even in another days we can enjoy planets or moon or some stars if it is fine sky.

December 2017前へ
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1011121314Geminids1516
1718New Moon19202122Ursids23
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January 2018
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78910111213
14151617New Moon181920
21222324252627
28293031
February 2018
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111213141516New Moon17
18192021222324
25262728
March 2018
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11121314151617New Moon
18192021222324
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April 2018
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1516New Moon1718192021
2223Lyrids2425262728
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May 2018次へ
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6eta Aquariids789101112
131415New Moon16171819
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Astronomical gallery

center is the Polaris
through the window
Orion
Winter constellation
Ring of Saturn
Milky way
International space station
Photo with stars
Milky way and POLARIS
Pleiades
International space station
Photo with stars
Moonlight and snow light
Under the snow light
Polaris and POLARIS
full moon rise
full moon
Half-moon
no stars in Moonlit night
Sunrise and frozen tree
Shadow is beautiful
Sunrise
Sunrise and fog
mini-Planetarium