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Astronomy Information



Sun Moon age: 27 days,8 hours,7 minutes,6%
Sunrise: 08:14
Sunset: 16:16
Daylight: 08:02
Moonrise: 05:07
Moonset: 15:04
Waning Crescent Moon
6% illuminated

First Quarter Moon Full Moon Last Quarter Moon New Moon
First Quarter Moon Full Moon Last Quarter Moon New Moon
26/11/2017 17:04
17:04 UTC 26 November 2017
03/12/2017 15:48
15:48 UTC 3 December 2017
10/12/2017 07:52
07:52 UTC 10 December 2017
18/12/2017 06:31
06:31 UTC 18 December 2017

Vernal Equinox
Start of Spring
Summer Solstice
Start of Summer
Autumn Equinox
Start of Fall
Winter Solstice
Start of Winter
Start of Spring First day of Summer First day of Fall First day of Winter
20/03/2017 10:29
10:29 UTC 20 March 2017
21/06/2017 05:25
04:25 UTC 21 June 2017
22/09/2017 21:02
20:02 UTC 22 September 2017
21/12/2017 16:29
16:29 UTC 21 December 2017

  Moon Details from Weather-Display

Additional Moon facts from Weather-Display

Auroara Activity -Northern Hemisphere

Aurora Activity

From the most recent NOAA POES satellite pass. The red arrow in the plot, points toward the noon meridian.
The power fluxes are color coded on a scale from 0 to 10 ergs .cm-2.sec-1 according to the color bar on the right, updated every ten minutes.

Solar X-rays:

Geomagnetic Field:
From n3kl.org>

Solar in more detail

What is CCD bakeout
If the images shown above display the message 'CCD BAKEOUT', there is nothing wrong with SOHO's EIT instrument, it is taken off line in order to maintain the performance of the instrument. The images will resume within 2-3 weeks. For more information go here

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Current Solar Wind   Current Northern Auroral   Current Southern Auroral
Click for Solar Wind page   Click for Pmap page  bar  Click for Pmap page


Solar and Lunar Eclipses 2017 here

Solar and Lunar Eclipses 2016 here

Solar and Lunar Eclipses 2015 here

Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA's GSFC
Remember, do not look directly at the Sun.

There are four types of solar eclipses:

Local Kernow Astronomers Club

Kernow Astronomers Club and follow Frank Johns in the "Eye in the sky" in the Newquay Voice

Info for radio amateurs