Summer Night Sky Scavenger Hunt Free Printable

Summer Night Sky Scavenger Hunt Free Printable

Cygnus the swan . . . check!  Summer star gazing is a family favorite activity and this night sky scavenger hunt offers plenty of reasons to stay up late!  This summer hunt continues with the “find five things” theme introduced in our spring hunt, with added challenge on moon phases.  Match the moon phase pictures throughout the month for an entire waxing and waning cycle.

Summer Night Sky Scavenger Hunt Free Printable Fun for Families

Night Sky in Summer

The moon phases pace this activity, so plan viewing every 3-4 days for a month.  Finding the constellations, stars, and asterisms requires just one evening, while finding the five planets usually requires both post-sunset and pre-sunrise viewing.  Of course, our recommendation is to enjoy this activity all summer!

An asterism is a recognizable star pattern within a constellation.  A familiar asterism is the Big Dipper within the constellation Ursa Major.  The brightest stars in Aquila, Cygnus, and Lyra form the Summer Triangle.  It is often easier to spot than any of the three constellations.

 

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Summer Night Sky Scavenger Hunt Free Printable

Summer Night Sky Scavenger Hunt Free Printable

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