Astronomical Observing at Fishcreek
Friday 9/6/2013
this page last updated: 8/3/2013 at 11:00 AM

This event
We were under much less than favorable conditions due to unexpected clouds.
A large crowd of wonderful folks were present, but we could only show them
a few of the brightest double stars due to the thick ever-present cloud cover.

The detail provided on this page will let you know what's up in the sky tonight

New feature: The "T" on each object's line in the chart above indicates the time of transit in addition to the rise and set times for the object.

Sunset:     7:53 pm (EDT)
Civil Twilight:     8:18 pm (EDT)
Nautical Twilight:     8:51 pm (EDT)
Astronomical Twilight:     9:25 pm (EDT)
Moonrise:     8:07 am (EDT) - Sep 6
Moon transit:     2:15 pm (EDT) - Sep 6
Moonset:     8:15 pm (EDT) - Sep 6
Moon phase:     2.5% (Waxing Crescent)
Next Moon phase:   1st Quarter on 9/12 at 1:08pm



Live AccuWeather Satellite Mosaic

Jet Stream (updates automatically to latest available image)
    The Jet Stream affects astronomical "seeing" (steadiness of the air)
    If we're in a gray area, seeing will not be as good as in a white area.
    If we're in a white area, the shorter the arrows, the better.


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