Astronomical Observing at Fishcreek
Friday 8/8/2014
this page last updated: 8/09/2014 at 9:53 AM

Success!  Finally, after waiting five weeks, we got a somewhat clear night - at least clear
enough to see the nearly-full Moon and beautiful Saturn, as well as a few double stars.
Conditions were far from perfect, but it was better to be out under
the few visible stars than to be wishing that we could. ;^)

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:     8:37 pm (EDT)
Civil Twilight:     9:04 pm (EDT)
Nautical Twilight:     9:41 pm (EDT)
Astronomical Twilight:   10:21 pm (EDT)
Moonrise:     6:41 pm (EDT) - Aug 8
Moon transit:   11:54 pm (EDT) - Aug 8
Moonset:     5:12 am (EDT) - Aug 9
Moon phase:   95.6% (Waxing Gibbous)


Visible satellite passes from the Fishcreek Observing Site tonight:


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Iridium Flares -

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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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