Globe at night webapp guide
Step-by-step guide to globe at night webapp
Here is what it look like when you enter globeatnight.org/webapp. There are 6 questions in total. So, let’s start!
Below question 1, you can change interface to night mode to preserve your eyes’ sighting. You can click “Nightime version”.
Question 1, you have to insert the date and time of your observation. It may use the real-time according to your phone/tablet/laptop. Insert the date according to year/month/day and the observation time in 24 hour system in local time (Malaysian Time).
For question 2, you have to input your location here. There are 2 ways to get your location:
1. Turn on your mobile/tablet/laptop GPS. Make sure you have calibrate your GPS by making shape 8 horizontally for a few times.
2. Make sure the location on the map is where the observation site is.
If the map shows correct location, tick the box Location correct.
If the map shows wrong location, drag the map to the observation site, then tick the box Location correct.
3. That’s it!
1. Insert the name of the observation site, (example; Kuala Terengganu)
2. Place the red point to your location by dragging the map.
3. Tick the box Location correct.
The option country will be automatically chosen for you.
You can WRITE comment on the location you are at, whether you are in a rural area, suburban or urban. Any light source nearby, such as high-rise building, billboard, etc.
Your comment would help us to understand the condition of your observation site.
In Question 3, you can compare the Constellation of Orion in the Sky and the small charts below. Choose ONE chart the nearest to what you can see in the sky.
The dots in the chart represent stars. The bigger the dot, the brighter the star.
You may use the help of SkySafari or Stellarium to guide you to the name of the stars.
*SkySafari and Stellarium are applications for iOS, android and desktop.
For question 4, CHOOSE the cloud condition that night.
You can comment in the comment box on any sky condition that you can see, for example if there’s any:
– Haze (in which direction?)
– Clouds (What type of clouds, in which direction)
– Light pollution: Sky glow/light dome (in which direction)
Question 5 is for those who has Sky Quality Meter (SQM). If you do not own one, you may skip this.
*SQM is an instrument used to measure the luminance of the night sky.
For a more accurate reading, do take an average of from THREE readings.
For those of you has a SciStarter account, you may enter your email.
You may skip this question if you don’t have the SciStarter account.
That’s it! SUBMIT!
Here is what it looks like when you have submitted. It will reveal what number you are submitting the report. As we called it Observer ID Number.
You can see the summary of your report. If you have already passed report that you have sent, you can view all the data that has been submitted by on your device.
Do make more reports and help to preserve the night sky!