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Star Chart courtesy: Weather Underground

Sun/Moon Data for Northeast WI:
Sunspot Activity
Sunset: 5:52pm
Sunrise: 7:19am
DIY Sunspot Viewer
moon 20% illuminated - Waxing Crescent Moon
Moonrise: 11:44am (10-24-2017)
New Moon: Sat, 18-Nov-2017 5:43am CST
Full Moon: Sat, 04-Nov-2017 12:23am CDT
Sunspots last 30 days
Graph courtesy: Newquay Weather
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Space Weather

Astronomy Fact
Every year the sun evaporates 100,000 cubic miles of water from Earth (that weighs 400 trillion tonnes!)

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Sky Forecast
Forecasts courtesy of: ClearSky and 7timer
Color Key            
Worse                          Better                          Best Sky (including Wind)
Worse                          Best                          Worse Ground

Stellar Neighbors

Click on any star for more details.

Space Track-Satellite Passes

International Space Station View Look AnglesESV Ground Trace
Satellite Ground Trace courtesy: Heavens-Above.com
Bright Satellite List for your location.

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.

Script courtesy of: Lee from MadALwx. Page template and Facts script courtesy of: TNET Weather.
Page Template and Moon script courtesy of: Saratoga Weather. Graph base code courtesy of: jpGraph.