Astronomical Observing at Fishcreek
Friday 7/4/2014
this page last updated: 3/31/2014 at 12:05 PM

Special Event Announcement:

Friday, July 4 at 9:00pm

Yes, we WILL be having our observing event at Fishcreek on Friday July 4th.
Come and see the fireworks that nature provides for us in the night sky!

For more traditional 4th of July fireworks, here are two sites
that list all the local earth-bound fireworks displays:

Fireworks Displays in Summit County

Fireworks Displays in Ohio (by Date)

Update as of 7/4/2014 at 9:00am:
Weather conditions look absolutely ideal for tonight's event!

As was the case last week, the conditions of the observing field are not ideal,
there is still standing water near the pavement on the EAST SIDE, but the WEST SIDE is clear.  Therefore, if you need to drive out on the grass to drop off equipment, please go to the RIGHT FAR CORNER of the pavement to pull out on the field and leave via the same corner.  We've had so much rain, these conditions are to be expected..
Click here for a graphic of the parking lot showing the corner to use.

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

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:     9:05 pm (EDT)
Civil Twilight:     9:35 pm (EDT)
Nautical Twilight:   10:18 pm (EDT)
Astronomical Twilight:   11:08 pm (EDT)
Moonrise:   12:54 pm (EDT)
Moon transit:     6:56 pm (EDT)
Moonset:     0:52 am (EDT) - Jul 5
Moon phase:   45.9% (Waxing Crescent)


Visible satellite passes from the Fishcreek Observing Site tonight:


 None visible tonight


 None visible tonight

Iridium Flares:

 -2.5 mag pass at 11:02:35pm



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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