Astronomical Observing at Fishcreek
Friday 10/17/2014
this page last updated: 10/17/2014 at 4:05 PM

Status updated: Friday 10/17/2014 at 4:05 PM

Once again, the observing event scheduled for tonight
has been CANCELLED due to persistent cloud cover

We'll try again on Friday 10/31/2014.

Don't forget the Partial Solar Eclipse next Thursday 10/23/2014!
See the Partial Solar Eclipse information here

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:     6:44 pm (EDT)
Civil Twilight:     7:10 pm (EDT)
Nautical Twilight:     7:42 pm (EDT)
Astronomical Twilight:     8:14 pm (EDT)
Moonrise:     1:36 am (EDT) - Oct 17
Moon transit:     8:38 am (EDT) - Oct 17
Moonset:     3:34 pm (EDT) - Oct 17
Moon phase:   29.9% (Waning Crescent)

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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