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Your Sky planets and constellations on Wed, 24-Apr-2024 07:27pm CDT

Your Sky view at Thu, 25-Apr-2024 12:27:41 UTC -- click for interactive view
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Sun/Moon Data for Lincoln NE:
Sunspot Activity
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Sunset: 8:16 PM
Sunrise: 6:32 AM
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moon 99% illuminated - Full Moon
Moonrise: 9:28 PM (24-Apr-2024)
New Moon: Tue, 07-May-2024 10:23pm CDT
Full Moon: Tue, 23-Apr-2024 6:50pm CDT
Sunspots last 30 days
Graph courtesy: Newquay Weather
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Astronomy Fact
Shooting stars are usually just tiny dust particles falling through our atmosphere. Comets sometimes pass through Earth’s orbit, leaving trails of dust behind. Then as Earth plows through the dust in its path, the particles heat up, creating the streaks in the night sky.

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Sky Forecast
Forecasts courtesy of: ClearSky and 7timer
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Stellar Neighbors

Click on any star for more details.
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Hyperphysics


Space Track-Satellite Passes

International Space Station ESV Ground Trace
Satellite Ground Trace courtesy: Heavens-Above.com
Bright Satellite List for Lincoln, NE.
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 on Weather-Watch.
Page Template and Moon script courtesy of: Saratoga Weather.
Graph base code courtesy of: jpGraph.