Star Chart for Beamsville, ON 


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Star Chart courtesy: Weather Underground

Astronomy Fact
If a piece of the sun the size of a pinhead were to be placed on Earth, you could not safely stand within 90 miles of it!


Sky Viewing Forecast

Sky Forecast

Forecasts courtesy of: ClearSky
Sky Color Key (including Wind)
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Ground Color Key
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Earth Satellite Vehicle 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 map-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. Facts script courtesy of: TNET Weather.