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.
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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: