Astronomical Observing at Fishcreek
Friday 10/11/2013
this page last updated: 10/11/2013 at 8:03 AM

Click here for a map and directions to our observing field
behind Fishcreek Elementary School on Fishcreek Rd in Stow

This event
with LOTS of people in attendance!
Finally, a gorgeous night and wonderful people with us to enjoy it.

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:     6:53 pm (EDT)
Civil Twilight:     7:18 pm (EDT)
Nautical Twilight:     7:50 pm (EDT)
Astronomical Twilight:     8:22 pm (EDT)
Moonrise:     2:13 pm (EDT) - Oct 11
Moon transit:     7:22 pm (EDT) - Oct 11
Moonset:     0:36 am (EDT) - Oct 12
Moon phase:   50.4% (First Quarter+)
Next Moon phase:   Full on 10/18 at 7:38pm

It turns out that tonight happens to be
International Observe the Moon Night
so that's what we intend to do!

Visible satellite passes from the Fishcreek Observing Site tonight:


 7:42:51pm  -3.1 magnitude in WSW
 9:20:59pm  -0.2 magnitude in WNW


 7:56:35pm   3.1 magnitude in SSW

Iridium Flares -

 none tonight



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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