Jup  Star Chart for Phoenix, AZ Sat
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Tonight's Sky
Star Chart courtesy: Weather Underground

Sun/Moon Data for Phoenix, AZ:
Sunspot Activity
Sunset: 18:09
Sunrise: 06:24
DIY Sunspot Viewer
moon 58% illuminated - Waning Gibbous Moon
Moonrise: 23:02 (03 Oct 2015)
New Moon: Mon 12 Oct 2015 1707 MST
Full Moon: Sun 27 Sep 2015 1951 MST

Sunspots last 30 days
Graph courtesy: Newquay Weather
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Space Weather

Astronomy Fact
Betelgeuse, the bright star on Orion's top-left shoulder, is so big that if it was placed where the sun is, it would swallow up Earth, Mars, and Jupiter!

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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.