|Star Chart for Phoenix, AZ|
|Sun/Moon Data for Phoenix, AZ:|
DIY Sunspot Viewer
53% illuminated - Waning Gibbous Moon
Moonrise: 0045 (29 Apr 2016)
New Moon: Fri 06 May 2016 1230 MST
Full Moon: Thu 21 Apr 2016 2224 MST
Graph courtesy: Newquay Weather
The Sun produces so much energy, that every second the core releases the equivalent of 100 billion nuclear bombs.
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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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