Astronomical Data

The first Astronomical Data menu item provides access to the Astro Flyer – the SA newsletter.

The other menu items listed in the Astronomical Data menu lead to external websites that have useful and extensive astronomical information for the amateur astronomer such as:

  • An excellent online planetarium “The Sky Live”. This can be set to any location and date/time combination to give a realistic view of the night sky. the site has many other items of interest to the amateur astronomer.
  • The current and forecast weather for the next few days.
  • Seeing conditions for tonight and the next 3 days.
  • Rise/Set times for all major solar system bodies.

Time varying data relevant to the astronomer located near Nowra NSW is presented below.

Seeing Conditions

  • the meteoblue link above will take you to the external website where extended 3 day information is available.
  • Look for dark blue colours in the cloud cover and green values in the seeing values for good seeing conditions.
  • Cloud cover ranges from dark blue (0%) to white (100%). Fog or very low clouds are not shown here.


Timing Data

The timing data for the sun, moon, planets, the ISS and Iridium satellite flares are listed in the tables below.

Astronomical Times for Nowra (-34.888, 150.568)
Starting 16 Jul 2024, for the next 10 days
DateMorningSunriseSunsetEveningMoonriseMoonsetMoon Phase
16 Jul 202405:3007:0017:0618:3612:1901:51day 9 of Moon
17 Jul 202405:3007:0017:0718:3712:5502:54
18 Jul 202405:3007:0017:0718:3713:3803:58
19 Jul 202405:2906:5917:0818:3814:3005:02day 12 of Moon
20 Jul 202405:2806:5817:0918:3915:3306:03
21 Jul 202405:2806:5817:0918:3916:4306:57
22 Jul 202405:2706:5717:1018:4017:5707:44day 15 of Moon
23 Jul 202405:2706:5717:1118:4119:1108:23
24 Jul 202405:2606:5617:1218:4220:2208:57
25 Jul 202405:2506:5517:1218:4221:3309:27day 19 of Moon

Planetary Data for today

Visible ISS Passes
ISS image. Credit: NASA
DateBrightnessStartHighest pointEnd
17 Jul-0.604:32:4414°ENE04:32:4414°ENE04:34:2010°E
17 Jul-3.406:05:4411°WNW06:08:5648°SW06:12:1710°SE
18 Jul-3.805:20:3089°NE05:20:3089°NE05:23:5810°SE
19 Jul-0.604:34:4914°ESE04:34:4914°ESE04:35:2310°ESE
19 Jul-2.106:07:4616°WSW06:08:5919°SSW06:11:3410°SSE
20 Jul-1.905:21:4521°S05:21:4521°S05:23:2310°SSE
21 Jul-1.306:08:5510°SSW06:08:5910°SSW06:09:0310°SSW
22 Jul-1.005:21:5410°S05:21:5410°S05:21:5610°S

Amateur astronomers from Shoalhaven Australia.