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Sky Conditions

Is it clear? Is it dark? Is there any point in loading up and going out?

These are simply a few references, including a list of a few Clear Sky Clocks primarily in my area with a few other places I either go from time to time, have been to in the past or have friends who go to, have been to in the past, or they have friends who...

Atilla Danko offers the amateur (and probably professional) astronomy community an invaluable service by providing these clocks basically for the asking. Be sure to let him know how much you appreciate them (he can be contacted via the Clear Sky Clocks website).

You might also be interested in Mark Casazza's Clear Sky Alarm Clock, which can email you when conditions are favorable for observing.

Click the graphic under the Clear Sky Clock for a full localized Weather Underground report and forecast or the National Weather Service forcast for that location.

Current Lunar Phase

Catahoula Lake, LA  20 miles east of Pineville, LA NWS Forecast

Deep South Regional Star Gaze  Camp Ruth Lee, near Norwood, LA NWS Forecast

Kisatchie Star Party  Kisatchie National Forest, near Kisatchie, LA NWS Forecast

Mid South Star Gaze  Rainwater Observatory, French Camp, MS NWS Forecast

Larry Paulk Memorial Observing Site  PAS observing site, near Franklinton, LA NWS Forecast

The George Observatory  Brazos Bend State Park, southwest of Houston, TX NWS Forecast

Eldorado Star Party  X Bar Ranch near, Sonora, TX NWS Forecast

Texas Star Party  Prude Guest Ranch, near Fort Davis, TX NWS Forecast

Stockton, CA  The CSC nearest to Benicia, CA NWS Forecast

Fiddletown, CA    NWS Forecast

Chews Ridge, CA    NWS Forecast

Shingletown Star Party  35 miles east of Redding, CA NWS Forecast