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Is Sun Up?:

Sunlit Earth

Waning Gibbous

Current Moon Phase
86% Illuminated
Moon Age: 18 days

Dawn: 6:19 am
Sunrise: 6:50 am
Sunset: 7:20 pm
Dusk: 7:50 pm
Length of Visible Light: 13 hrs 31 min

Length of Day: 12 hrs 30 min

There will be 3min 19s less daylight tomorrow
Moonrise: 9:15 pm

Moonset: 10:02 am

Solar Cycle for 2019

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
March 20, 2019 4:58 pm CDT
Easter: April 2, 2019
June 21, 2019 10:54 am CDT Sept. 23, 2019 2:50 am CDT Dec. 21, 2019 10:19 pm CST

Current Solar System View and Solar Activity

First Quarter Moon Full Moon Last Quarter Moon New Moon
First Quarter Moon Full Moon Last Quarter Moon New Moon
September 5, 2019 10:11 pm CDT September 13, 2019 11:35 pm CDT September 21, 2019 9:43 pm CDT September 28, 2019 1:27 pm CDT

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
When you look at the Andromeda galaxy (which is 2.3 million light years away), the light you are seeing took 2.3 million years to reach you. Thus you are seeing the galaxy as it was 2.3 million years ago.

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.