Astronomical Observing at Fishcreek
Friday 8/12/2016
this page last updated: 8/12/2016 at 6:00 PM

This 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 8/12/2016 at 6:00 PM:

Tonight's event has, once again, been CANCELLED due to weather conditions
We've got thick cloud cover from horizon to horizon
plus thunderstorms and rain are predicted by nightfall.
We'll try again next Friday 8/19/2016


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:     8:31 pm (EDT)
Civil Twilight:     8:58 pm (EDT)
Nautical Twilight:     9:34 pm (EDT)
Astronomical Twilight:   10:13 pm (EDT)
Moonrise:     3:49 pm (EDT) - Aug 12
Moon transit:     8:59 pm (EDT) - Aug 12
Moonset:     2:07 am (EDT) - Aug 13
Moon phase:   71.5% (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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