Ozone and Space

Note: for upper air soundings and winds see the Aviation page.


NIWA NZ UV and Ozone maps - for yesterday and today

NASA - Space-based measurements of Ozone and Air Quality - from multiple sources
Ozone Hole Watch - daily images, data and information (NASA)

Environment Canada World Ozone Monitoring and Mapping - with most recent Southern Hemisphere maps



Land Information NZ - Astronomical Information including sun/moon rise/set tables, moon phases and eclipses


Real Time Satellite Tracking via:
» with a full list of satellites by category including weather satellites and the ISS
SatFlare.com, eg ISS

3D-viewers for satellites in orbit:
ESRI based Satellite Map
Kardol's Orbit Visualisation Tool
Starlink Satellite Map

See a satellite tonight - find overpasses for your location

LeoLabs Low Earth Orbit Visualisation - NOT real time

NASA Spacecraft Query



Royal Astronomical Society of NZ - moon phases and rise/set times

Lunar Perigee and Apogee Calculator - also with New and Full Moon times - from Fourmilab Switzerland

NASA Eclipse Website


Tip: for sunrise/sunset times today, Google gives times at the top of results page, eg. "sunrise in Wellington" or "sunset in Wellington"
Sun and Moon rise/set times also via timeanddate.com, eg Wellington

Royal Astronomical Society of NZ - sun rise and set times (4 main centres)

NOAA Solar Calculator
SolarView from NIWA - create a sun angle view map for any location (designed to estimate available solar energy)

The Sun Now - SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory) - various wavelength images of the sun
NOAA / Space Weather Prediction Center

Sun-Earth Environment

SpaceWeather.com - great place to start for info on the sun-earth environment

Aurora 30min forecast - or 3-day forecast - both North and South via NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center
Aurora Australis Forecast - via Aurora Service


Earth and Moon Viewer, including:
» real-time world sunlight map and Earth view from Sun also Moon view from Earth

Wikipedia for: Equinox and Solstice

Solar System and Stars

Solar System Live - portal to interactive tools to view real-time astronomical maps, including:
» entire solar system or just the inner planets
Your Sky - "the interactive planetarium of the Web", with real-time sky maps and horizon views, eg:
» Wellington: sky map or horizon view (looking east)

Solar System Simulator - NASA/JPL/Caltech

Sky and Telescope - observing highlights