316 Step outside on a cold December night when the stars shine bright to find the Big Dipper, Cassiopeia, and Cepheus. They will help you locate a binary star system, a fan-shaped open star cluster, […]
52 Mars setting with thunderstorm tops over DeKalb County as viewed from Highland Avenue and Vail Avenue about 4:50 a.m. Mobile viewers may have to pinch-zoom to see Mars illumination in photos. Mars setting and […]
45 Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere’s skywatching events with “Tonight’s Sky.” In December, Perseus and Cassiopeia dominate the night. Bright Venus and Mars setting in the southwest sky. The two […]
34 Hubble Space Telescope: Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere’s skywatching events with “Tonight’s Sky.” In March, the constellations of spring arrive. The guide to constellations, deep-sky objects, planets and events […]
130 Chicago’s night sky on Sunday, February 19 at 8:12 p.m. highlighting (left-to-right) Sirius, Orion, Taurus, Pleiades, Jupiter, and Venus. A clear sky with visibility greater than 10 miles, and without the light of the […]
Check out the online planetarium from Paul Neave. The Neave Planetarium graphics on the page are grabbed from our selected dates, but you can select your own after you arrive to the Neave Planetarium by clicking on the graphic or links supplied. Look at any direction in the sky, look at any date and time, and select any location on earth. Find planets, stars and constellations.
The Adler Planetarium on the lakefront of Chicago.
Dropdown menus on the Night Sky page supply links to plenty of helpful astronomy links, such as Adler Planetarium, NASA, Wikipedia topics, and more.
Anything interesting about the sky that crosses the desk at The Cardinal: a meteor caught on video, an air show, space flight, natural phenomena, new or classic aircraft, and more.
Each winter season, The Cardinal tracks snowfall in Arlington Heights and Chicagoland.
UFO sightings from around the world … including follow-ups from debunked sightings.
The Cardinal weather forecast for Arlington Heights and Chicagoland from multiple sources, such as AccuWeather, the National Weather Service, and The Weather Channel. Also, check Arlingtoncards.com classic weather page — Arlingtoncards.com/weather …
More details, tools, and features coming soon … […]
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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.
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.
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.
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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