myCFN Service

Existing Public (or new) Cloud Free Night users are encouraged to complete the Feedback Survey. You will be registered for myCFN (personalised CFN experience) 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 available in Cloud Free Night.

What's available in myCFN?

Cloud Free Night has multiple levels of access to information on the website: Public, Member (registration and login required) and Supporter (registration, location information and login required). A summary of the products/functionality available with these levels of access is presented in the following table.

Product / Functionality

Public

Member

Supporter

Australian ACCESS-R regional model forecasts (12km resolution) updated 4 times/day (00, 06, 12 and 18 UTC) (Australia and New Zealand)

Australian ACCESS-G global model forecasts (25km resolution) updated 2 times/day (00 and 12 UTC)

United States GFS global model forecasts (28km resolution) updated 4 times/day (00, 06, 12 and 18 UTC)

Australian ACCESS-C city (i.e. -VT, -SY, -BN, -DN, -PH, and -AD) model forecasts (1.5km resolution) updated 4 times/day (00, 06, 12 and 18 UTC) (Australia only)

3-hourly model forecasts (Days 1-3)

6-hourly model forecasts (Days 5-10)

Hourly model forecasts (Days 1-3)

3-hourly (+3 to +120 hours) ACCESS-R/ACCESS-G and GFS forecast maps

6-hourly (+126 to +240 hours) ACCESS-G and GFS forecast maps

Hourly (+1 to +36 hours) ACCESS-C forecast maps

Total Cloud, Low Cloud, Middle Cloud, High Cloud, Wind and Jetstream forecast maps

Fog (ACCESS only), Pressure/Rainfall, Temperature and Humidity forecast maps

Precipitable Water, Pressure/Evaporation (ACCESS only) and Solar Irradiance forecast maps

Australia, SE Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, SE Queensland, North Queensland, Northern Territory, Central Australia, NW Western Australia, SW Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand forecast map regions (ACCESS-R, ACCESS-G and GFS only)

Victoria, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, SE Queensland, Northern Territory, SW Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Darwin, Perth, Adelaide and Hobart forecast map regions (ACCESS-C only)

Overlay forecast maps

Animate whole 10 days range of forecast maps

Display only favourite forecast maps

Reverse map horizontal swiping direction

3-hourly (Days 1-3 and Days 3-5) ACCESS-R/ACCESS-G and GFS forecast (cloud and solar) meteograms

6-hourly (Days 5-10) ACCESS-G and GFS forecast (cloud and solar) meteograms

Hourly (Day 1) ACCESS-C forecast (cloud and solar) meteograms

Hourly (Day 1) ACCESS-C and (Days 1-3) ACCESS-R and GFS Dark Sky meteograms

3-hourly (Days 3-5) ACCESS-G and GFS Dark Sky meteograms

6-hourly (Days 5-10) ACCESS-G and GFS Dark Sky meteograms

Number of available meteogram locations

36

151

311

Display a number of favourite meteogram locations on all maps with location pins acting as links to corresponding meteogram

1

10

Reverse forecast meteogram horizontal swiping direction

Remember last location visited

Geocoding functionality to enter location, using device GPS coordinates or manually enter latitude/longitude, to display location pin on all maps

Himawari-8 satellite images (including animation over the last xx hours) updated every 10 minutes

3

6

12

Australia, SE Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, SE Queensland, North Queensland, Northern Territory, Central Australia, NW Western Australia, SW Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand satellite image map regions

Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Darwin, Perth, Adelaide and Hobart satellite image map regions

Radar images (including animation over the last xx hours) updated every 6 or 10 minutes for 64km, 128km, 256km and 512 km ranges (Australia only)

3

6

Enhanced, smoother animations for all forecast maps, radar and satellite images

Forecast maps and meteograms, radar and satellite images in series layout

Archive of forecast maps (Total Cloud, Wind, Jetstream, Pressure/Rainfall and Temperature) in series layout (00, 06, 12 and 18 UTC)

Archive of forecast meteograms (00, 06, 12 and 18 UTC)

Cloud Camera images from Airservices Australia (Bureau of Meteorology) live weather cameras, webcams and all sky cameras

Display number of favourite cloud camera locations on all maps with location pins acting as links to corresponding cloud camera image

10

20

Synoptic Charts (colour mean sea-level pressure analysis) from the Bureau of Meteorology updated 4 times/day (00, 06, 12 and 18 UTC)

Climate average (maximum temperature, minimum temperature and rainfall), classification (zones) and reanalysis (cloud cover and pressure) maps (Australia only)

Hide all map location labels

Change display colours (e.g. for colour blindness)

Define default home page (Map, Meteogram, Radar, Satellite or Dark Sky)



The People

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 like to hear your suggestions to enhance the Cloud Free Night service or the website experience.
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Donations to support the CFN service are most welcome.

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