Coming Events - Current Solar Data:
This calendar has been replaced with links to other calendars. The calendar that was here displayed more common events, like Moon phases and meteor showers - and was limited to how much information could be provided at one time. For upcoming astronomical events, two places you must visit are:
- Heavens Above - online ephemeris for man-made satellites
- CalSKY - online ephemeris for just about everything: meteors, satellites, occultation, eclipses and more
These provide much more detailed events specific to your location. Of the two, CalSKY is the more thorough. There are also a few places that provide an on-line sky chart based on your location:
- Your Sky - a Java based interactive planetarium
- Starry Night Online - in its beta stage, this online planetarium is from the makers of the popular Starry Night application
- Night Sky Info - weekly information about the night sky and articles on selected astronomical topics
For meteor shower information, the best place is the Meteor Shower Calendar.
Visit the new SOHO live image page.
Another valuable resource is the Clear Sky Clock. Based out of Canada, this site uses data from thousands of weather stations to compile a forecast of weather for the next few days in your area. I live in Pacifica, so here is my Clear Sky Clock:
Here is a clear sky view from Arizona: