Estación de Observación Solar
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History

This sumarizes the distribution of each different forecast outcome for the Estación de Observación Solar clear sky chart from 2005-11-05 to 2017-04-28.

This page is a summary of past forecasts. Even though it's based only on forecasts, some people use these pages as clue to a site's climate. But climate data based on actual observation should be preferred (if you can find it!).

Cloud, Transparency and Seeing forecasts are summarized individually. But because good observing conditions require a combination of minimum cloud cover, transparency and seeing, the individual forecast summaries can be difficult to interpret. The observing conditions section counts the combinations of conditions needed for common types of astronomical observation.

Observing Conditions

The following tables count the occurrence of the combinations of forecast and darkness conditions needed for different observations. Conditions are rated by by what percentage of the hours the observation would likely be attempted are usable.
Observation TypeMinimum conditions for hour to be usableOut of hours
Clear of CloudsTransparencySeeingSky Brightness
Planetary:50%(no limit)Average(no limit)Nighttime Hours
Deep Sky:70%Average(no limit)5.9Nighttime Hours
CCD Imaging:70%Below AveragePoor(no limit)Nighttime Hours

Percentages are of nighttime hours per month, or per year, when a particular observing conditions was met. Deep Sky percentages never exceed 50% because the moon is up half the time. Deep sky percentages are much lower for charts at high latitudes because of fewer dark hours in the summer.

Overall

PlanetaryData
Pts
Deep Sky
Max 60%
Data
Pts
Both Planetary and Deep Sky
Max 60%
Data
Pts
Either Planetary or Deep SkyData
Pts
CCD ImagingData
Pts
Night
0%
2254
0%
12338
0%
1163
0%
1163
55%
21650

By Month

MonthDays of MonthPlanetaryData
Pts
Deep Sky
Max 60%
Data
Pts
Both Planetary and Deep Sky
Max 60%
Data
Pts
Either Planetary or Deep SkyData
Pts
CCD ImagingData
Pts
January1st to 15thNight
0%
108
0%
480
0%
45
0%
45
60%
981
January16th to endNight
0%
184
0%
731
0%
98
0%
98
45%
1237
February1st to 15thNight
0%
136
0%
487
0%
60
0%
60
57%
977
February16th to endNight
0%
155
0%
482
0%
84
0%
84
52%
911
March1st to 15thNight
0%
172
0%
426
0%
67
0%
67
61%
949
March16th to endNight
0%
145
0%
392
0%
52
0%
52
64%
988
April1st to 15thNight
0%
148
0%
358
0%
61
0%
61
64%
922
April16th to endNight
0%
101
0%
174
0%
22
0%
22
76%
637
May1st to 15thNight
0%
89
0%
164
0%
16
0%
16
76%
585
May16th to endNight
0%
58
0%
78
0%
10
0%
10
88%
553
June1st to 15thNight
0%
41
0%
175
0%
18
0%
18
75%
592
June16th to endNight
0%
32
0%
341
0%
19
0%
19
61%
670
July1st to 15thNight
0%
40
0%
776
0%
34
0%
34
33%
837
July16th to endNight
0%
71
0%
1140
0%
58
0%
58
19%
1063
August1st to 15thNight
0%
34
0%
915
0%
33
0%
33
32%
897
August16th to endNight
0%
58
0%
1082
0%
55
0%
55
32%
1105
September1st to 15thNight
0%
58
0%
878
0%
57
0%
57
41%
1049
September16th to endNight
0%
41
0%
421
0%
32
0%
32
65%
843
October1st to 15thNight
0%
77
0%
420
0%
58
0%
58
62%
874
October16th to endNight
0%
58
0%
285
0%
28
0%
28
73%
852
November1st to 15thNight
0%
65
0%
346
0%
34
0%
34
67%
890
November16th to endNight
0%
124
0%
527
0%
76
0%
76
55%
1028
December1st to 15thNight
0%
113
0%
551
0%
69
0%
69
55%
1041
December16th to endNight
0%
146
0%
709
0%
77
0%
77
50%
1169

Individual Forecasts

The length of each colored bar in the "occurrence of each Forecast" column is proportional to the number of times the chart forecast that color. The percentages are of the total number of hours per month, or per year, with a particular forecast. The colors as the same as those used in clear sky charts.

Note: Transparency probabilities are only counted for those hours that have 30% or less cloud cover. Seeing probabilities are only counted for those hours that have 80% or less cloud cover. If that's too tricky, try Observing Conditions instead.

Overall

Occurrence of each ForecastData
Points
TransparencyDay
17%36%10%21%40%
45783
Night
17%35%11%22%39%
45607
SeeingDay
4318%35%26%11%
4931
Night
49%38%38%8%
15238

By Month

Transparency (when cloud cover <= 30%)
Color Meanings:
Too cloudy to forecast Poor Below Average Average Above average Transparent
MonthDays in MonthOccurrence of each ForecastData
Points
January1st to 15thDay
13%1311%24%44%
1612
16th to endDay
23%2312%22%36%
1728
February1st to 15thDay
15%136%23%48%
1724
16th to endDay
17%146%28%42%
1674
March1st to 15thDay
18%125%20%51%
1980
16th to endDay
15%125%21%54%
2112
April1st to 15thDay
14%12421%55%
1973
16th to endDay
8%1417%67%
2127
May1st to 15thDay
7%12218%68%
2064
16th to endDay
41217%73%
2224
June1st to 15thDay
8%2318%65%
2145
16th to endDay
12%348%26%43%
2145
July1st to 15thDay
31%10%16%17%14%9%
2006
16th to endDay
34%13%20%23%7%1
2130
August1st to 15thDay
28%10%17%22%14%7%
2130
16th to endDay
28%10%16%25%13%6%
2026
September1st to 15thDay
27%5%11%23%21%11%
1815
16th to endDay
15%2412%33%29%
1815
October1st to 15thDay
14%25%12%26%38%
1727
16th to endDay
9%238%21%53%
1760
November1st to 15thDay
11%127%27%48%
1759
16th to endDay
18%1310%21%45%
1759
December1st to 15thDay
17%2411%26%37%
1620
16th to endDay
19%26%12%28%31%
1728
January1st to 15thNight
14%2410%25%42%
2327
16th to endNight
24%2210%24%36%
2496
February1st to 15thNight
17%238%23%45%
2136
16th to endNight
21%137%26%39%
1799
March1st to 15thNight
15%237%20%50%
1980
16th to endNight
14%225%21%54%
2112
April1st to 15thNight
14%117%26%48%
1975
16th to endNight
7%15%18%65%
1780
May1st to 15thNight
7%2314%71%
1554
16th to endNight
31221%71%
1541
June1st to 15thNight
8%125%16%66%
1485
16th to endNight
14%35%6%27%42%
1485
July1st to 15thNight
28%11%15%19%15%9%
1395
16th to endNight
41%16%19%17%31
1467
August1st to 15thNight
28%12%21%19%11%6%
1476
16th to endNight
28%12%18%22%11%6%
1820
September1st to 15thNight
25%8%14%24%19%8%
1815
16th to endNight
13%27%18%29%28%
1815
October1st to 15thNight
14%2413%25%39%
1902
16th to endNight
9%1210%25%50%
2112
November1st to 15thNight
12%128%25%48%
2100
16th to endNight
19%1310%23%42%
2199
December1st to 15thNight
17%1313%28%34%
2340
16th to endNight
20%25%11%27%32%
2496

Seeing (when cloud cover <= 80%)
Color Meanings:
Too cloudy to forecast Bad 1/5 Poor 2/5 Average 3/5 Good 4/5 Excellent 5/5
MonthDays in MonthOccurrence of each ForecastData
Points
January1st to 15thDay
3214%46%31%2
90
16th to endDay
27%15%36%31%7%
96
February1st to 15thDay
37%19%35%28%6%
239
16th to endDay
9%6%29%32%15%6%
238
March1st to 15thDay
5%6%32%28%17%8%
270
16th to endDay
25%31%34%16%9%
288
April1st to 15thDay
49%32%30%17%4
269
16th to endDay
18%34%33%12%8%
259
May1st to 15thDay
112%36%38%10%
228
16th to endDay
429%50%12%2
266
June1st to 15thDay
3117%54%17%4
255
16th to endDay
213%48%27%8%
255
July1st to 15thDay
6%9%37%32%13%
245
16th to endDay
6%5%34%31%22%
271
August1st to 15thDay
5%15%25%38%23%
255
16th to endDay
5%322%42%26%
268
September1st to 15thDay
7%427%44%16%
255
16th to endDay
7%5%39%33%14%
255
October1st to 15thDay
313%37%29%14%
167
16th to endDay
8%20%31%39%
96
November1st to 15thDay
5%111%28%38%14%
90
16th to endDay
2118%32%40%5%
90
December1st to 15thDay
14%24%37%23%
90
16th to endDay
9%312%55%17%2
96
January1st to 15thNight
310%47%34%2
720
16th to endNight
8%14%44%26%4
768
February1st to 15thNight
4113%46%30%3
704
16th to endNight
6%17%50%21%3
632
March1st to 15thNight
4117%46%26%2
720
16th to endNight
2115%45%31%3
768
April1st to 15thNight
3115%51%26%1
716
16th to endNight
117%49%31%
534
May1st to 15thNight
116%50%30%1
495
16th to endNight
9%45%40%2
515
June1st to 15thNight
116%40%47%4
495
16th to endNight
1430%56%5%
495
July1st to 15thNight
4327%51%12%
465
16th to endNight
6%15%23%45%17%
522
August1st to 15thNight
3317%51%24%
494
16th to endNight
5%315%49%25%
607
September1st to 15thNight
6%216%50%24%
660
16th to endNight
3222%58%12%
656
October1st to 15thNight
5%6%32%46%8%
660
16th to endNight
16%33%47%10%
704
November1st to 15thNight
26%40%40%10%
700
16th to endNight
5%10%40%35%6%
720
December1st to 15thNight
5%19%43%34%6%
720
16th to endNight
5%12%49%27%4
768
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