If you don’t know what Google Sky Map is, check this video out.  This free Android app has been around 3 years, but some of us are dumb and get our smart phones late in the game; better late than never.

You don’t have an excuse now for confusing planets and stars.  Point your phone west shortly after sunset these days and observe a nice triangle made up of Saturn, Spica and Mars.

The ecliptic shows up in your Android now so this Ecliptic plane side view.gif plane is easy to understand.

Point it up to the sky during the daytime and it lets you know what stars are out there, and what House of the Zodiac His Majesty the Sun of God is in (now leaving Cancer).

Amazing application – assuming it keeps functioning as is.