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The Sky View displays a 360° view of the sky at the current location, showing any objects that are above the horizon.

Skyview Venus

Some points to note about this view:

  • The outer circle represents the horizon, with 8 compass bearings marked. The center of the view shows the sky directly overhead, so for example in the above view the Sun is quite high in the sky, directly South (so it must be around midday).
  • The currently selected object is shown slightly larger than the others, with its initals displayed.
  • The feint dotted line shows the path that the Sun will take across the sky on the day selected, with Sunrise occuring at the Eastern (righthand) end and Sunset at the Western (lefthand end).

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