Greetings fellow astrophiles!
While downtown Syracuse and surroundings are currently quite cloudy (but pleasant nonetheless), the evening skies are supposed to see considerable clearing, producing clear skies before 10:00 p.m. Use your best judgement as to when to to trek up to Darling Hill, but the grounds will be open by 8:00 p.m. for setup, enjoying the sunset, and observing the crescent Moon.
NOTE: Thursday night was VERY COLD at the Hill. If you plan on spending any amount of time looking through the different scopes, hat + gloves will make your session much more enjoyable.
There are no ISS fly-bys predicted for tonight (Mike + Larry can leave their smartphones holstered!), but the three visible Iridium Flares for tonight are listed below (courtesy of heavens-above.com).
|07 May||23:03:14||-1||14°||262° (W )||143.2 km (E)||-6||Iridium 6|
|07 May||23:12:17||-6||11°||263° (W )||12.6 km (W)||-6||Iridium 7|
|08 May||03:31:26||-5||42°||276° (W )||13.2 km (E)||-8||Iridium 68|