Astronomical Observing at Fishcreek
Friday 11/18/2016
this page last updated: 3/20/2016 at 9:55 AM ( first day of Spring, 2016! )

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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We won't be having an observing session tonight, but see the information below for what's up in the sky:

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.

 


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:     5:07 pm (EST)
Civil Twilight:     5:34 pm (EST)
Nautical Twilight:     6:07 pm (EST)
Astronomical Twilight:     6:40 pm (EST)
Moonrise:     9:30 pm (EST) - Nov 18
Moon transit:     4:51 am (EST) - Nov 19
Moonset:   12:07 pm (EST) - Nov 19
Moon phase:   74.3% (Waning Gibbous)



 

Visible satellite passes from the Fishcreek Observing Site tonight:

ISS:

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HST:

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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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