This is all dynamic current content, in the sense that it is updated regularly, and reflects current conditions and images as viewed specifically from Countryside Lake right now.


                      Current Moon
Sun/Moon rise/set tables
(calculated for Countryside Lake)


This week's 
Sky At A Glance

at Countryside Lake

as viewed from Countryside lake

as viewed from Countryside Lake

Astronomy News

Current Day/Night World Map
(and showing Sun/Moon position)

Current Earth as viewed from the Sun
 Current Earth as viewed from the Moon

Sun and Moon path plot (and current position), 
as computed from Countryside Lake

Sun Path Today at Countryside Lake

Sun path

June solstice
December solstice
Annual variation
Equinox (March and September)





Clear Sky Forecast (help)

Current Overall Sky
(calculated for Countryside Lake, right now.
Read this as if holding the chart over your head looking straight up)


Planet Observability for 2019

Space Weather Alerts

Notifications in effect for the next 3 days

Radio Blackout Indicator

Current Aurora forecast

This plot shows the current extent and position of the auroral oval in the northern hemisphere, extrapolated from measurements taken during the most recent polar pass of the NOAA POES satellite. The statistical pattern depicting the auroral oval is appropriate to the auroral activity level determined from the power flux observed during the most recent polar satellite pass. The power fluxes in the statistical pattern are color coded on a scale from 0 to 10 ergs .cm-2.sec-1 according to the color bar . The pattern has been oriented with respect to the underlying geographic map using the current universal time, updated every ten minutes.

This presentation provides an estimate of the location, extent, and intensity of aurora on a global basis. For example, the presentation gives a guide to the possibility that the aurora is located near a given location in the northern hemisphere under the conditions that existed at the time of the most recent polar satellite pass.

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