Where can I find details about the constellations and night sky characteristics of Toril? Is this information presented in any of the released books?


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There's nothing published that I'm aware of. I have a reasonably good knowledge of the Forgotten Realms material presented in Living Forgotten Realms modules, and I don't know of any night sky material there, either.

Candlekeep has an unofficial article about the subject, which is based on official material. There is also a comprehensive discussion thread here, with links to a few visual resources and much discussion of Selune.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks. Do you have some guess about the reason behind this lack of information ? I had the need for planetary and constellation details for a quest involving time and alignments, but I had to invent everything from scratch, basically. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Aug 27, 2010 at 17:52
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    \$\begingroup\$ I got nothing. The Realms aren't the only setting missing this particular flavor of detail, though. Maybe game designers don't look up much... \$\endgroup\$
    – Bryant
    Commented Aug 27, 2010 at 17:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ It could be Realmspace, a Spelljammer sourcebook. \$\endgroup\$
    – ZwiQ
    Commented Sep 15, 2019 at 16:48

In the Forgotten Realms style guide (part of the freely available DMs Guild Creator Resource - Style Guide Resources), on pages 21 through 25, there is a lot of information on the night sky, including information on the Moon (Selûne), eclipses, the Tears of Selûne (asteroids orbiting Toril), important stars, and constellations.


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