Gosport, Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Updated19/10/2017 11:45:00 
Jup  Star Chart for Southern Hampshire
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Tonight's Sky
Star Chart courtesy: Weather Underground

Sun/ Moon Data for Southern Hampshire:
Sunspot Activity
Sunset: 18:03:00
Sunrise: 07:34:00
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moon 0% illuminated - New Moon
Moonrise: 06:53:00 (19/10/2017)
New Moon: 19-Oct-2017 20:13:00
Full Moon: 05-Oct-2017 19:41:00
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Space Weather

Astronomy Fact
Even though Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, temperatures can reach -280 F. Why? Since Mercury has almost no atmosphere, there is nothing to trap heat near the surface. So, the dark side of Mercury (the side facing away from the Sun) is very cold.

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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. Graph base code courtesy of: jpGraph.