Sky & Weather Conditions
Observing in Minnesota requires amateur astronomers to be part-time meteorologists as well.
Fortunately, the Internet is a wonderful resource for weather-related information. In this section observers will find:
Attilla Danko’s popular ‘Clear Sky Charts‘, customized for the observing site
National Weather Service text and graphical forecasts for the location
Weather.com current conditions and forecast for the location
Visible satellite imagery (current and looped) for Minnesota (daylight hours only)
Infrared satellite (current and looped) imagery for Minnesota
Current phase of the Moon courtesy of the United States Naval Observatory
Daily solar image from SOHO
Click on any of the images or links supplied with each aid for more information.
[NOTE: These aids are provided via “real-time” links to the originating web sites and are NOT verified as to their timeliness or accuracy! Click on the any of the images to visit the hosting web site for complete information.]
Clear Sky Charts for MAS Observing Sites.
National Weather Service Forecast
Eagle Lake Observatory
Cherry Grove Observatory
Joseph J. Casby Observatory / Metcalf Field
Current Moon Phase