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Astronomical Outlook for this upcoming week.

Here's what you can check out in the sky.

Here's some cool things that you can check out...

  • GOES-East Geostationary Lightning Mapper has captured the first images of lightning from the top of a thunderstorm.read more
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  • Sat Mar 31 08:36:51: full moon

Near Earth Objects (NEO)

lunar distance is the mean distance to the moon ~239k miles. For more information see NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies

This week

object

close approach date

uncertainty

lunar
distances

million
miles

2018 FF3

2018-03-23 02:58Z

< 1 sec

1.1

~0.55

2018 FL2

2018-03-23 10:01Z

< 1 sec

9.0

2+

2018 FA2

2018-03-23 15:18Z

< 1 sec

11.1

~3

2018 FZ3

2018-03-23 16:19Z

< 1 sec

0.5

~119,690.55 miles

2018 FC3

2018-03-23 19:08Z

< 1 sec

5.2

~1.55

2018 FW1

2018-03-24 18:49Z

< 1 sec

9.2

2+

2018 FB3

2018-03-25 01:18Z

< 1 sec

9.3

2+

2018 FQ1

2018-03-25 20:47Z

< 1 sec

5.6

~1.55

2018 FR1

2018-03-26 03:42Z

< 1 sec

6.2

~1.55

2018 DH1

2018-03-27 10:18Z

< 1 sec

9.2

2+

2016 SR2

2018-03-28 14:08Z

< 1 sec

18.6

~4.55

2018 FU1

2018-03-28 15:21Z

< 1 sec

12.3

~3

2018 FO4

2018-03-28 20:15Z

< 1 sec

7.7

<2

2018 FU3

2018-03-29 09:17Z

~1 hour

17.6

4+

2018 FE4

2018-03-29 15:04Z

~1 hour

13.2

3+

2018 FB

2018-03-29 21:39Z

< 1 sec

4.9

1+

2018 FB2

2018-03-30 06:33Z

< 1 sec

10.0

~2.55

2010 GD35

2018-03-31 01:25Z

< 1 sec

15.4

~4

2018 EM4

2018-04-01 05:50Z

< 1 sec

6.2

~1.55

2004 FG29

2018-04-02 13:45Z

~2 hours

4.0

~1

2018 ER1

2018-04-02 20:24Z

< 1 sec

15.5

~4

2018 EB

2018-04-04 14:11Z

~1 hour

10.4

~2.55

Closest

within

object

close approach date

uncertainty

lunar distances

million
miles

~14 days

2018 FZ3

2018-03-23 16:19Z

< 1 sec

0.5

~119,690.55 miles

~1 year

2018 FZ3

2018-03-23 16:19Z

< 1 sec

0.5

~119,690.55 miles

~100 years

2010 RF12

2095-09-06 00:03Z

<2 hours

0.1

~15,290.55 miles

Planet visibility

body (phase)

rise

transit (alt)

set

constellation

Mercury (5%)

07:16:31

13:50:56 (59??)

20:24:58

Pisces

Venus (95%)

07:55:39

14:28:58 (58??)

21:00:52

Pisces

Moon (69%)

14:15:24

21:37:54 (67??)

04:05:57

Gemini

Mars

02:44:10

07:19:58 (26??)

11:55:46

Sagittarius

Saturn

02:55:08

07:35:58 (27??)

12:16:48

Sagittarius

Jupiter

23:20:40

04:21:31 (32??)

09:22:23

Libra

Sample rise/set times for 03/26/18

 

Satellite passes

International Space Station (ISS)

  • exceptional pass begins Sat 2018-03-24 20:53:59 from the SW (227??) reaches 76??, lasts 4 minutes
  • fair pass begins Sun 2018-03-25 20:01:58 from the SSW (206??) reaches 37??, lasts 6 minutes
  • poor pass begins Sun 2018-03-25 21:38:38 from the W (271??) reaches 28??, lasts 3 minutes
  • good pass begins Mon 2018-03-26 20:45:56 from the WSW (253??) reaches 46??, lasts 6 minutes
  • poor pass begins Wed 2018-03-28 20:38:19 from the W (277??) reaches 25??, lasts 6 minutes
  • poor pass begins Thu 2018-04-05 21:44:08 from the NW (322??) reaches 32??, lasts 2 minutes

Moon Phases

date

phase

Sat 2018-03-31 08:36:51

full

Sun 2018-04-08 03:17:31

last quarter

Sun 2018-04-15 21:57:07

new

Sun 2018-04-22 17:45:34

first quarter

Sun

Sunrise/set

Date

Rise

Solar noon (alt)

Set

sunlight

Mon 2018-03-26

07:07

13:19 (51.90??)

19:32

12 hrs 24 min

Tue 2018-03-27

07:06

13:19 (52.29??)

19:33

12 hrs 27 min

Wed 2018-03-28

07:04

13:19 (52.68??)

19:34

12 hrs 30 min

Thu 2018-03-29

07:02

13:18 (53.07??)

19:35

12 hrs 32 min

Fri 2018-03-30

07:01

13:18 (53.46??)

19:36

12 hrs 35 min

Sat 2018-03-31

06:59

13:18 (53.85??)

19:37

12 hrs 38 min

Sun 2018-04-01

06:57

13:17 (54.23??)

19:38

12 hrs 40 min

Mon 2018-04-02

06:56

13:17 (54.62??)

19:39

12 hrs 43 min

Tue 2018-04-03

06:54

13:17 (55.00??)

19:40

12 hrs 46 min

Wed 2018-04-04

06:53

13:17 (55.38??)

19:41

12 hrs 48 min

  • gained 0:24:01 (hh:mm:ss) of daylight over this period
  • daylight (HH:MM): 12:36
  • mean: sunrise 07:00 sunset 19:37
  • max: sun angle 55.38??

Twilight

date

rise

set

Mon 2018-03-26

05:33

21:04

Tue 2018-03-27

05:31

21:06

Wed 2018-03-28

05:29

21:07

Thu 2018-03-29

05:27

21:08

Fri 2018-03-30

05:26

21:09

Sat 2018-03-31

05:24

21:11

Sun 2018-04-01

05:22

21:12

Mon 2018-04-02

05:20

21:13

Tue 2018-04-03

05:18

21:14

Wed 2018-04-04

05:16

21:16


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