|Star Chart for Phoenix, AZ|
|Sun/Moon Data for Phoenix, AZ:|
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83% illuminated - Waxing Gibbous Moon
Moonrise: 1547 (19 Jun 2013)
New Moon: Mon 08 Jul 2013 0015 MST
Full Moon: Sun 23 Jun 2013 0433 MST
Graph courtesy: Newquay Weather
If a piece of the sun the size of a pinhead were to be placed on Earth, you could not safely stand within 90 miles of it!
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Space Track-Satellite Passes
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.
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