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Archive | Night Sky

Dry Air, High Winds Bring RED FLAG WARNING for Risk of Wildfires, Grass Fires in Chicagoland, Northern Illinois

TODAY SUNRISE: 7:10 AM SUNSET: 6:04 PM Chicagoland weather radar is all clear at about 12:30 p.m. Satellite images show clear skies over northeast Illinois with clouds in northwest Illinois and most of Wisconsin at 12:30 p.m. Very low humidity and gusty winds have increased the risk of wildfires, grass fires and brush fires. By […]

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Night Sky & Planetarium for Chicago & Arlington Heights, Illinois [Can be Reset Anywhere, Anytime]

CURRENT NIGHT SKY IS REMARKABLE IN FEBRUARY 2012, SEE MORE …
What Was So Special About Chicago’s Beautiful West Night Sky?

Do you want a quick and easy way to see what’s up in the night sky in Chicago? Then click on the star field below that already shows a view looking North. A new window will open. Look for the “Reset time to now” command, upper left. If you want the night sky anywhere in the world, reset the location, upper right.



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A view of the night sky looking north May 29, 2009 at 1:08 a.m. Click the image to see the dynamic view for May 29, 2009, then use the controls to see the current view, or choose another date and time.

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A view of the night sky looking east August 29, 2009 at 1:08 a.m. Click the image to see the dynamic view of the night sky for August 29, 2009, then use the controls to see the current view, or choose another date and time.

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A view of the night sky looking east September 9, 2009 at 1:08 a.m. Because stars appear to advance from east to west, just like the sun, the sky at 1:08 a.m. on September 9, 2009, except for the moon, is about the same sky at 2:08 a.m. on August 29, 2009. In other words, the stars appear to advance ahead an hour as the year passes by … and the advance seen in one hour on a single night is about the same advance seen 11 days later at the exact same time. Click the image to see the dynamic view of the night sky for September 9, 2009, then use the controls to see the current view, or choose another date and time.

The location for the nearest whole numbers for latitude, longitude coordinates for Arlington Heights, Illinois is 42° North and 88° West (42,-88). The location is actually just south of Busse Woods and just southeast of Arlington Heights Road and Biesterfield Road in Elk Grove Village.*

Neave PLANETARIUM … or use the following link for an example head start … A specific preset view of the Neave Planetarium night sky looking north May 29, 2009 at 1:08 a.m. Click the link to see the dynamic view for May 29, 2009, then use the controls to see the current view, or choose another date and time.

Here is the weather section for enjoying the night sky. Using the ‘Night Sky’ section, it’s easy to find constellations, planets and bright stars and learn when they rise and when they set. A planetarium shows the sky, complete with stars, constellations, the Moon and the Sun, for the current date, or you can set the date and time for a future or past dates and times.

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CHICAGOLAND RADAR

RSS Cardinal Weather Center

  • Current Conditions : 17.8F, Overcast - 2:02 PM CST Feb. 9
    Temperature: 17.8°F | Humidity: 40% | Pressure: 29.88in (Rising) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: SW | Wind Speed: 0.0mph
  • Tonight as of Feb. 9 3:52 AM CST
    Tonight - Cloudy. Occasional snow showers early in the evening...then a chance of snow showers through early overnight. Little or no snow accumulation. Blustery. Lows 7 to 11 above. Wind chills as low as zero to 10 below zero. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 […]
  • Today as of Feb. 9 3:52 AM CST
    Today - Snow showers. Additional snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Blustery. Highs 22 to 25. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
  • Wednesday as of Feb. 9 3:52 AM CST
    Wednesday - Partly sunny. Blustery. Highs 14 to 18. Wind chills as low as zero to 10 below zero. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Inland...gusts up to 30 mph in the morning. Near the lake...gusts up to 30 mph.

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