Moon Phase : Waning Crescent at 0%
Age of moon : 30 days

Monday, 18th December 2017

2017-12-18 09:07:54Suiderstrand
Detailed information about the local weather.
 🍃Beaufort Scale
Force 2 Light Breeze
South (190°)7km/h
Rain for December5.1 mm
Rain for 2017335.3mm
Tide103:28 (1.7m)
Tide209:25 (0.5m)
Tide315:31 (1.7m)
Tide421:42 (0.4m)
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10-day weather forecast.
MondayA mix of clouds and sun. High around 20C. Winds SSE at 15 to 30 km/h.
Monday NightMostly clear. Low 14C. Winds SSE at 15 to 25 km/h.
TuesdayMainly sunny. High 21C. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 km/h.
Tuesday NightClear skies. Low 13C. Winds NW at 10 to 15 km/h.
WednesdayA mainly sunny sky. High 22C. Winds ESE at 15 to 30 km/h.
Wednesday NightPartly cloudy. Low 16C. Winds E at 15 to 30 km/h.
ThursdayCloudy. High 22C. Winds E at 25 to 40 km/h.
Thursday NightMostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy after midnight. Low 17C. Winds ESE at 15 to 30 km/h.

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Visible ISS Passes (Suiderstrand)
DateBrightnessStartHighest pointEnd
Visible Iridium Passes (Suiderstrand)
2017-12-18 22:14:18Iridium 95-614°279° (W)
2017-12-18 22:23:19Iridium 45010°278° (W)
2017-12-18 22:23:20Iridium 45010°278° (W)
2017-12-19 02:44:02Iridium 98-428°44° (NE)
2017-12-19 22:07:02Iridium 58-315°278° (W)
2017-12-19 22:13:20Iridium 57-612°277° (W)
2017-12-19 22:17:28Iridium 32-211°276° (W)
2017-12-19 22:17:29Iridium 32-211°276° (W)
2017-12-20 04:36:17Iridium 68161°288° (NW)
2017-12-21 04:30:05Iridium 75-663°288° (NW)
2017-12-22 04:23:58Iridium 14-362°287° (NW)
2017-12-22 04:23:59Iridium 14-362°287° (NW)
2017-12-22 21:54:24Iridium 58114°272° (W)
2017-12-23 04:17:54Iridium 66-162°285° (NW)
2017-12-23 21:12:35Iridium 55-510°195° (SSW)
2017-12-23 21:13:41Iridium 95-210°195° (SSW)
2017-12-23 21:13:43Iridium 95-210°195° (SSW)
2017-12-24 21:57:10Iridium 60110°265° (W)

Astronomical Calendar
December 3 - Full Moon, Supermoon
The Moon will be located on the opposite side of the Earth as the Sun and its face will be will be fully illuminated. This phase occurs at 15:47 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Cold Moon because this is the time of year when the cold winter air settles in and the nights become long and dark. This moon has also been known as the Full Long Nights Moon and the Moon Before Yule. This is also the only supermoon for 2017. The Moon will be at its closest approach to the Earth and may look slightly larger and brighter than usual.
December 13, 14 - Geminids Meteor Shower
The Geminids is the king of the meteor showers. It is considered by many to be the best shower in the heavens, producing up to 120 multicolored meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by an asteroid known as 3200 Phaethon, which was discovered in 1982. The shower runs annually from December 7-17. It peaks this year on the night of the 13th and morning of the 14th. The waning crescent moon will be no match for the Geminids this year. The skies should still be dark enough for an excellent show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Gemini, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
December 18 - New Moon
The Moon will located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky. This phase occurs at 06:30 UTC. This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere.
December 21 - December Solstice
The December solstice occurs at 16:28 UTC. The South Pole of the earth will be tilted toward the Sun, which will have reached its southernmost position in the sky and will be directly over the Tropic of Capricorn at 23.44 degrees south latitude. This is the first day of winter (winter solstice) in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of summer (summer solstice) in the Southern Hemisphere. December 21, 22 - Ursids Meteor Shower. The Ursids is a minor meteor shower producing about 5-10 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Tuttle, which was first discovered in 1790. The shower runs annually from December 17-25. It peaks this year on the the night of the 21st and morning of the 22nd. The crescent moon will set early in the evening leaving dark skies for optimal observing. Best viewing will be just after midnight from a dark location far away from city lights. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Ursa Minor, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

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