The Sky

The sky has always been the sailor’s constant companion.  Not only does it provide beauty and light, but it also provides the basic means for navigation.  Click on the links below to learn more about the sailor’s night sky.

The Moon

Why the Moon Changes Shape

Why the Moon Creates Tides

Why the Moon Rises and Sets

About the Stars


Big Dipper

Little Dipper

Milky Way

Morning Star / Venus



Pole Star