Moon Phase : First Quarter at 60%
Age of moon : 8 days

Sunday, 19th August 2018

2018-08-19 11:41:00Suiderstrand
Detailed information about the local weather.
 🍃Beaufort Scale
Force 2 Light Breeze
W (259°)6km/h
Rain for today0.0 mm
Rain for August22.8 mm
Rain for 2018127.6 mm
Tide103:53 (0.7m)
Tide210:00 (1.2m)
Tide316:13 (0.8m)
Tide422:35 (1.3m)
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10-day weather forecast.
SundayWindy with light rain developing later in the day. High 17C. Winds W at 30 to 50 km/h. Chance of rain 60%. Winds could occasionally gust over 65 km/h.
Sunday NightCloudy with occasional rain showers. Low 9C. Winds SSW at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 70%.
MondayShowers in the morning, then cloudy in the afternoon. High 13C. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 50%.
Monday NightCloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later at night. Low 7C. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 km/h.
TuesdaySunshine and some clouds. High around 15C. Winds W at 10 to 15 km/h.
Tuesday NightClear skies. Low 6C. Winds NW at 10 to 15 km/h.
WednesdayA mainly sunny sky. High 18C. Winds WNW at 25 to 40 km/h.
Wednesday NightMostly clear skies early will give way to occasional showers later during the night. Low around 10C. Winds WNW at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 40%.

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Visible ISS Passes (Suiderstrand)
DateBrightnessStartHighest pointEnd
Visible Iridium Passes (Suiderstrand)
2018-08-19 05:44:26Iridium 64-133°359° (N)
2018-08-19 19:51:49Iridium 47-140°159° (SSE)
2018-08-22 05:31:17Iridium 64-133°353° (N)
2018-08-22 19:38:28Iridium 47146°162° (SSE)
2018-08-23 19:35:46Iridium 76052°164° (SSE)
2018-08-25 05:18:08Iridium 64034°347° (NNW)

Astronomical Calendar
August 11 - 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 09:58 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. August 11 - Partial Solar Eclipse. A partial solar eclipse occurs when the Moon covers only a part of the Sun, sometimes resembling a bite taken out of a cookie. A partial solar eclipse can only be safely observed with a special solar filter or by looking at the Sun's reflection. The partial eclipse will be visible in parts of northeast Canada, Greenland, extreme northern Europe, and northern and eastern Asia. It will be best seen in northern Russia with 68% coverage. (NASA Map and Eclipse Information)
August 12, 13 - Perseids Meteor Shower
The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by comet Swift-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1862. The Perseids are famous for producing a large number of bright meteors. The shower runs annually from July 17 to August 24. It peaks this year on the night of August 12 and the morning of August 13. The thin crescent moon will set early in the evening leaving dark skies for what should be an excellent show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Perseus, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
August 17 - Venus at Greatest Eastern Elongation
The planet Venus reaches greatest eastern elongation of 45.9 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Venus since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the evening sky. Look for the bright planet in the western sky after sunset.
August 26 - Full Moon
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 11:57 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Sturgeon Moon because the large sturgeon fish of the Great Lakes and other major lakes were more easily caught at this time of year. This moon has also been known as the Green Corn Moon and the Grain Moon. August 26 - Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation. The planet Mercury reaches greatest western elongation of 18.3 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the morning sky. Look for the planet low in the eastern sky just before sunrise.

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking. -- H.L. Mencken, "A Mencken Chrestomathy"

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