Sun/Moon Data for Joliet IL 


Sun/Moon Data for Joliet IL:
Sunspot Activity
Space Weather
Sunset: 5:57pm
Sunrise: 7:14am
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moon 0% illuminated - New Moon
Moonrise: 7:51am (24-Oct-2014)
New Moon: Sat, 22-Nov-2014 6:33am CST
Full Moon: Thu, 06-Nov-2014 4:23pm CST

Astronomy Fact
Neutron stars are so dense, that a soup can full of neutron star material would have more mass than the Moon.

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Sky Forecast

Riley Observatory is located in Naperville, IL just north of Joliet.

Forecasts courtesy of: ClearSky and 7timer
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Stellar Neighbors

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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.