Cloud Free Night

Cloud Free Night is a free online weather forecast information service, for the benefit of the Australia & New Zealand astronomy and photography communities. It is unique in offering a comparison of the widely available forecasts from the United States GFS global model with higher resolution forecasts from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology ACCESS model. The Cloud Free Night website has also been optimised for mobile devices.

How can I access all this information?

Cloud Free Night has multiple levels of access to the information on the website: Public, Member (registration and login required) and Supporter (registration, location information and login required). What's available in myCFN? presents a summary of the products/functionality available with these levels of access. Login is via myCFN for a personalised CFN experience with Member or Supporter access. Existing Public (or new) Cloud Free Night users are encouraged to complete the Feedback Survey. You will be registered for myCFN with one month of Supporter access to all features. Editing your profile and adding location information (club/address optional) is required to continue Supporter access. Existing Members just need to check or add location information to their profile to obtain Supporter access. This is the best way to appreciate the value of all the features in Cloud Free Night.

Testimonial

"Well, despite solid rain all morning and most of the afternoon, we trusted our Cloud Free Night forecast and ran our Public Viewing last night. No-one was disappointed and our guests, from Geelong to Emerald, had a great night. And how gorgeous was the moon? Thanks, Peter Lieverdink for the great photo - taken with his phone on the eyepiece!"

Heike Reich - Mount Burnett Observatory

13 February 2019
Cloud Free Night forecast maps cover the whole of Australia and New Zealand, use the Australian Bureau of Meteorology's ACCESS model data, and include animation of the images.
Forecast maps over specific regions for the next ten days.
Cloud Free Night provides forecast maps over specific Australian regions and New Zealand, and meteograms summarising the forecast over the next ten days for particular locations. The maps allow you to toggle between the GFS and ACCESS models at any point while the meteograms (time-series graphs) present detailed cloud information or a summary comparison of the two models.
Cloud Free Night forecast meteograms cover locations throughout Australia and New Zealand, use the Australian Bureau of Meteorology's ACCESS model data, and include comparison with the United States GFS model.
Meteograms summarising the forecast over the next ten days for particular locations.
Cloud Free Night displays the latest radar images and high-resolution Japanese Himawari-8 satellite images via the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, including animation of the most recent images. The radar images are presented without location names using a modified colour palette for greater clarity. The high-definition satellite images are conveniently matched to the forecast map regions.
Cloud Free Night satellite images cover the whole of Australia and New Zealand, matched to the forecast map regions, and include animation of the most recent images.
High-resolution satellite imagery over specific Australia regions and New Zealand.
Cloud Free Night is operated by a small team from the Australia astronomy community. Please contact us if you would like a meteogram for your home town location or your club's observing site. We would also like to hear your suggestions to enhance the Cloud Free Night service or the website experience.
Cloud Free Night service for the Australia & New Zealand astronomy and photography communities. Please consider donating to support the development and maintenance of the CFN service.
Donations to support the CFN service are most welcome.

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