Astronomical Observing at Fishcreek
Friday 10/18/2013
this page last updated: 10/18/2013 at 4:00 PM

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

.Status update as of 10/18/2013 at 4:00pm:
Tonight's event has been CANCELLED
due to total cloud cover & threat of rain.


This event .

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:     6:43 pm (EDT)
Civil Twilight:     7:08 pm (EDT)
Nautical Twilight:     7:40 pm (EDT)
Astronomical Twilight:     8:12 pm (EDT)
Moonrise:     6:26 pm (EDT) - Oct 18
Moon transit:     1:20 am (EDT) - Oct 19
Moonset:     8:23 am (EDT) - Oct 19
Moon phase:   100.0% (Full Moon at 7:38pm tonight)
Next Moon phase:   3rd Quarter on 10/26 at 7:41pm

We have a penumbral lunar eclipse tonight!

Penumbra entered: 

5:49pm EDT when the Moon is   8 below the ENE horizon
Penumbra maximum:  7:50pm EDT when the Moon is 14 above the E horizon
Penumbra left:  9:51pm EDT when the Moon is 36 above the ESE horizon

Complete story here
Graphic explanation here

Visible satellite passes from the Fishcreek Observing Site tonight:


 8:36:30pm  -0.7 magnitude in NNW


 7:19:22pm   3.5 magnitude in SSW

Iridium Flares -

 7:43:56pm  -0.4 magnitude in SSE



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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