HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2021

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Christopher K.
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2021

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HRPO will be open tonight from 4:45pm to 6:45pm for the fall Edge of Night twilight viewing session. Details are in the "Observed Passes of Satellites, Rocket Bodies (etc.) in 2021" thread. This will be the last Edge of Night of the year and we are no longer on Fake Time. Enjoy it!
Christopher K.
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2021

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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 0%
relative humidity, 66%
temperature, 8˚C
surface wind, N 5 km/h

Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency rating will be "above average" (4 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "average" (3 out of 5).

The 13 November 2021 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
Christopher K.
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2021

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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 1%
relative humidity, 65%
temperature, 12˚C
surface wind, NE 6 km/h

Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency rating will be "transparent" (5 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "average" (3 out of 5).

The front gate and main building will open at 7pm. HRPO will close at 10pm.

The 19 November 2021 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
Christopher K.
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Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2021

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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 7%
relative humidity, 97%
temperature, 16˚C
surface wind, E 8 km/h
Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time both the transparency rating and the seeing rating will be "average" (3 out of 5).

The 20 November 2021 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
Christopher K.
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2021

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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 7pm to 10pm for the November Plus Night...
precipitation potential, 26%
sky cover, 93%
relative humidity, 66%
temperature, 13˚C
surface wind, SW 3 km/h

Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time both the transparency rating and the seeing rating will be "too cloudy to forecast" (0 out of 5).

The 27 November 2021 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2021

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The lecture tonight at 7:30pm is "Let There Be Good Lighting".

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 8:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 0%
sky cover, 62%
relative humidity, 96%
temperature, 16˚C
surface wind, S 3 km/h

Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency rating will be "too cloudy to forecast" (0 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "average" (3 out of 5).

The front gate and main building will open at 7pm. HRPO will close at 10pm.

The 3 December 2021 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
Christopher K.
Posts: 5841
Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2021

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Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 1%
sky cover, 22%
relative humidity, 94%
temperature, 18˚C
surface wind, SE 3 km/h

Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency rating will be "above average" (4 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "poor" (2 out of 5). HRPO will close at 10pm.

The 4 December 2021 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
Christopher K.
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2021

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The lecture tonight at 7:30pm is "Ten Years of Heavenly Events".

Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 8:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 6%
sky cover, 78%
relative humidity, 91%
temperature, 24˚C
surface wind, S 18 km/h

Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency rating will be "poor" (1 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "bad" (1 out of 5).

The front gate and main building will open at 6:55pm. HRPO will close at 10pm.

The 10 December 2021 rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
Christopher K.
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Joined: October 12th, 2009, 3:28 pm
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2021

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HRPO's gate and building will open at 6:55pm. Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 7:30pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 8%
sky cover, 82%
relative humidity, 71%
temperature, 12˚C
surface wind, N 16 km/h

Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time both the transparency rating and the seeing rating will be "too cloudy to forecast" (0 out of 5). HRPO will close at 10pm.

The 11 December 2021 evening rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
Christopher K.
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Re: HRPO Evening Sky Viewing, 2021

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Tonight is BRAS' 40th Anniversary Party.

HRPO's front gate will open at 4:55pm, and the main building will open at 5:10pm. Below is the NOAA forecast for HRPO's planned viewing time of 6pm to 10pm...
precipitation potential, 15%
sky cover, 66%
relative humidity, 95%
temperature, 22˚C
surface wind, SE 8 km/h

Danko's Clear Dark Sky states that during HRPO's viewing time the transparency rating will be "too cloudy to forecast" (0 out of 5) and the seeing rating will be "poor" (2 out of 5).

The 17 December 2021 evening rating is...
EXCELLENT
VERY GOOD
GOOD
FAIR
POOR
BAD
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