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:

ISS -

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HST -

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Iridium Flares -

 Click to view

 

 

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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