|Star Chart for Phoenix, AZ|
|Sun/Moon Data for Phoenix, AZ:|
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80% illuminated - Waning Gibbous Moon
Moonrise: 2129 (15 Jan 2017)
New Moon: Fri 27 Jan 2017 1708 MST
Full Moon: Thu 12 Jan 2017 0435 MST
Graph courtesy: Newquay Weather
The Pistol Star is the most luminous star known - 10 million times the power of the Sun and as big as the size of Earth's entire orbit around the Sun.
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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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