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    Default Woo, this hasn't looked this good in a long time



    Potomac Astrometric Observatory Clear Sky Chart
    BTW, this is a very useful tool if you don't know about it.
    This is as good as I tend to get in terms of transparency and seeing, and of course it comes with a nearly full moon....
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    Default Re: Woo, this hasn't looked this good in a long time

    The Clear Sky Clock and Clear Outside have been useful tools for many years.
    All of them seem to come with the over abundance of cloud cover though....

    http://www.cleardarksky.com/csk/
    https://clearoutside.com/forecast/50.7/-3.52


    (Sory about the edit in your posting rocdoc, still waking up and I posted links in your comment instead of mine...)
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    Default Re: Woo, this hasn't looked this good in a long time

    Cleardarksky lied to me I had lots of low clouds. Clearoutside actually seems more comprehensive, I had not used it before. Thanks Gabby!
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    Default Re: Woo, this hasn't looked this good in a long time

    Quote Originally Posted by rocdoc View Post
    Cleardarksky lied to me I had lots of low clouds. Clearoutside actually seems more comprehensive, I had not used it before. Thanks Gabby!
    I find that between these two sources, one will be spot on for a while while the other sucks, then they swap.

    Overall, I’ve found ClearDarkSky to be more often more correct than Clear Outside.

    Another that I really like is Astrospheric. https://www.astrospheric.com

    Astrospheric is also a great iOS app. I’ve this one to be the best one so far. Another great app is Scope Nights.
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