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Is Sun Up?:

Sunlit Earth

9.6% Illuminated
Moon Age: 2 days

Dawn: 7:16am
Sunrise: 7:50am
Sunset: 4:49pm
Dusk: 5:23pm
Length of Day: 08:59 hrs

It is Currently:

Moonrise: 9:48am
Moonset: 7:40pm

Solar Cycle for

Vernal Equinox
Start of Spring
Summer Solstice
Start of Summer
Autumn Equinox
Start of Fall
Winter Solstice
Start of Winter
Start of Spring First day of Summer First day of Fall First day of Winter
Mar 20, 2021 4:37 am CDT
Easter: April 4, 2021
Jun 20, 2021 10:32 pm CDT Sep 22, 2021 2:21 pm CDT Dec 21, 2021 4:02 am CST

Current Solar System View and Solar Activity

New Moon
New Moon
Waxing Crescent
Waxing Crescent
First Quarter
First Quarter
Waxing Gibbous
Waxing Gibbous
Full Moon
Full Moon
Waning Gibbous
Waning Gibbous
Last Quarter
Last Quarter
Waning Crescent
Waning Crescent

Sky Viewing Forecast For Stargazing

Stargazing ForecastChart

Color Key

Worse                          Better                          Best Sky (including Wind)
Worse                          Best                          Worse Ground

Chart Courtesy of: Clear Dark Sky

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Astronomy Fact
Mars is red because its soil is very rusty (iron oxide).

Stellar Neighbors

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Stellar Map Courtesy of: Hyperphysics

Space Track-Satellite Passes

International Space Station View Look Angles ESV Ground Trace

Notes about viewing ESVs:
When using lookangles, choose passes with high magnitudes; less than 6.0. ("Looks" are local time.)
Best viewing is when ESV is in Earth's penumbra; on the map, it's the solid line during night.
Dotted line on map denotes ESV is dark, in Earth's umbra (shadow).
Objects in orbit have to maintain a speed of at least 17,500mph, therefore ESVs traverse the sky noticeably different than aircraft.
ESVs appearing to blink are either tumbling rocket bodies, or spinning payloads with deployed solar arrays.
High-Eccentricity objects have a more ellongated orbit. Ground trace looks like a backwards C.
Regression-Ground traces will move West with each orbit due to Earth's rotation.