Interstellar Light and Other Quantum Effects

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SkySlab Environmental Data

Partly Cloudy
05:4220:06 AEDT
Feels like: 18°C
Wind: 14km/h E
Humidity: 60%
Pressure: 1023mbar
UV index: 3
Partly Cloudy
12/15 20%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 27C. Winds NE at 15 to 25 km/h.
High 27° / Low 14°
Partly Cloudy
12/16 0%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies. High 26C. Winds NW at 25 to 40 km/h.
High 26° / Low 13°
12/17 0%
Sunny skies. High 29C. Winds WNW at 15 to 30 km/h.
High 29° / Low 14°
12/18 10%
A mainly sunny sky. High 31C. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 km/h.
High 31° / Low 17°
12/19 80%
Scattered thunderstorms in the morning becoming more widespread in the afternoon. High near 30C. NE winds shifting to NW at 15 to 25 km/h. Chance of rain 80%.
High 29° / Low 18°

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Astronomical Times for SkySlab (-34.966, 149.019)
Starting 15 Dec 2018, for the next 10 days
DateMorningSunriseSunsetEveningMoonriseMoonsetMoon Phase
15 Dec 201804:1205:4220:1521:4512:2901:01day 7 of Moon
16 Dec 201804:1305:4320:1521:4513:2501:32
17 Dec 201804:1305:4320:1621:4614:2202:02
18 Dec 201804:1305:4320:1721:4715:2202:32day 10 of Moon
19 Dec 201804:1405:4420:1721:4716:2303:05
20 Dec 201804:1405:4420:1821:4817:2803:40
21 Dec 201804:1505:4520:1821:4818:3404:20day 13 of Moon
22 Dec 201804:1505:4520:1921:4919:4205:08
23 Dec 201804:1605:4620:1921:4920:4706:02
24 Dec 201804:1605:4620:2021:5021:4707:03day 16 of Moon

Planetary Data for today
VisibilityGoodPrimeNot visibleGoodGoodNot visibleNot visibleGood

Visible ISS Passes
ISS image. Credit: NASA
DateBrightnessStartHighest pointEnd
15 Dec-0.623:52:5913°S23:52:5913°S23:53:3810°SSE
16 Dec-0.604:42:2910°S04:44:3716°SSE04:46:4510°ESE
16 Dec-1.121:26:59ESE21:26:59ESE21:19:23N
16 Dec-2.022:59:0732°SSW22:59:0732°SSW23:01:5010°SSE
17 Dec-0.103:51:2810°SSE03:52:0810°SSE03:52:4810°SE
17 Dec-3.522:03:1310°NW22:06:3066°SW22:09:5010°SE
17 Dec-0.123:42:3810°SW23:43:3211°SSW23:44:2710°S
18 Dec-1.604:33:5310°SSW04:36:5531°SE04:39:5610°E
18 Dec-3.821:11:0510°NNW21:14:1855°NE21:17:3510°SE
18 Dec-0.622:48:5010°WSW22:51:0216°SSW22:53:1610°SSE
19 Dec-0.703:42:0510°SSW03:44:3218°SSE03:46:5810°ESE
19 Dec-1.421:55:4510°W21:58:3726°SW22:01:3110°SSE
20 Dec-0.202:50:3810°S02:52:0212°SSE02:53:2610°SE
20 Dec-3.704:25:3810°SW04:28:5980°SE04:32:1910°NE
20 Dec-2.721:03:0310°WNW21:06:1650°SW21:09:3210°SE
21 Dec-2.303:33:3210°SSW03:36:4238°SE03:39:5110°ENE
21 Dec-2.205:10:4510°W05:12:5716°NW05:15:0710°N
21 Dec-0.421:48:5910°WSW21:50:5114°SSW21:52:4310°S
22 Dec-1.202:41:3710°SSW02:44:1822°SSE02:46:5910°E
22 Dec-3.204:17:4610°WSW04:20:5134°NW04:23:5310°NNE
22 Dec-0.920:55:4110°W20:58:2122°SSW21:01:0310°SSE
23 Dec-0.501:49:5810°S01:51:2314°SSE01:51:2314°SSE

Visible Iridium Flares for the next 7 days
15 Dec22:33:240.934°119° (ESE)Iridium 45
16 Dec22:27:22-1.734°117° (ESE)Iridium 32
16 Dec22:31:250.935°118° (ESE)Iridium 58
18 Dec02:29:20-2.710°233° (SW)Iridium 61
19 Dec22:18:30-0.739°115° (ESE)Iridium 58

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