Summary: The Monthly Sky Guide is an easy-to-use, month-by-month handbook for anyone wanting to identify constellations, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies and meteor showers, or to plot the movement of the planets. The Fourth Edition of Ian Ridpath's and Wil Tirion's famous guide to the night sky lists the positions of the planets to the end of the year 2000. For the first time, in this edition, Ridpath and Tirion list all solar and lunar eclipses in this period, month by mont ...show moreh. Most of the features discussed are visible to the naked eye, and readers can see all of them with a small telescope or binoculars. The Monthly Sky Guide offers a clear and simple introduction to the skies of the northern hemisphere for beginners of all ages.