Astronomical Observing at Fishcreek
Friday 4/22/2016
this page last updated: 3/18/2016 at 4:22 PM

No event tonight, but this is where our observing events normally take place:

Fishcreek Elementary School
(large open field behind the back parking lot)
5080 Fishcreek Rd
Stow, Ohio  4422
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If the weather is cooperative, we encourage you to get out and look up, but we won't be having an observing event tonight since it's the 4th Friday of the month. The ACA (Astronomy Club of Akron) has its regularly scheduled meeting tonight and most of the people that set up equipment at Fishcreek are members. You are invited and more than welcome to attend.  Full details are available here.

.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:     8:16 pm (EDT)
Civil Twilight:     8:43 pm (EDT)
Nautical Twilight:     9:19 pm (EDT)
Astronomical Twilight:     9:56 pm (EDT)
Moonrise:     8:41 pm (EDT) - Apr 22
Moon transit:     2:13 am (EDT) - Apr 23
Moonset:     7:39 am (EDT) - Apr 23
Moon phase:   99.2% (Full Moon)


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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