Astronomical Observing at Fishcreek
Friday 7/1/2016
this page last updated: 6/29/2016 at 7:45 AM

his is where our observing events take place if weather, and other, conditions allow:

Fishcreek Elementary School
(large open field behind the back parking lot)
5080 Fishcreek Rd
Stow, Ohio  4422
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Status updated on Friday 7/1/2016 at 6:25 PM:

Even though the skies are currently clear, we're forced to CANCEL tonight's
observing session. The wind is extremely strong, there are thick clouds on
the horizon in the direction of said wind, it's the Friday before a three-day
holiday weekend and I am unable to get the security lights at the school
turned out. All these things taken together renders tonight a lost cause.

We'll try again next Friday - 7/8/2016.

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:     9:36 pm (EDT)
Nautical Twilight:   10:19 pm (EDT)
Astronomical Twilight:   11:09 pm (EDT)
Moonrise:     3:35 am (EDT) - Jul 1
Moon transit:   10:48 am (EDT) - Jul 1
Moonset:     6:07 am (EDT) - Jul 1
Moon phase:     7.9% (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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