Moon Phase : Waxing Crescent at 43%
Age of moon : 7 days

Monday, 21st May 2018

2018-05-21 16:23:00Suiderstrand
Detailed information about the local weather.
 🍃Beaufort Scale
Force 1 Light Air
NNW (315°)3km/h
Rain for today1.1 mm
Rain for May1.4 mm
Rain for 201846.2 mm
Tide102:00 (0.6m)
Tide208:03 (1.4m)
Tide314:25 (0.6m)
Tide420:49 (1.5m)
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10-day weather forecast.
MondayDecreasing cloudiness and windy. High near 20C. Winds WNW at 40 to 55 km/h. Winds could occasionally gust over 80 km/h.
Monday NightWindy. Some light rain this evening will give way to lingering clouds overnight. Low 13C. Winds W at 40 to 55 km/h. Chance of rain 70%. Winds could occasionally gust over 80 km/h.
TuesdayShowers in the morning then continued cloudy and windy in the afternoon. High 17C. Winds W at 30 to 50 km/h. Chance of rain 30%. Winds could occasionally gust over 65 km/h.
Tuesday NightSome clouds early will give way to generally clear conditions overnight. Low 12C. Winds WNW at 25 to 40 km/h.
WednesdayWindy. Sunny skies early giving way to rain in the afternoon. High 21C. Winds WNW at 40 to 55 km/h. Chance of rain 90%.
Wednesday NightCloudy with rain ending overnight. Low 12C. Winds SW at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 70%.
ThursdayCloudy. High 16C. Winds S at 10 to 15 km/h.
Thursday NightOvercast. Low 12C. Winds E at 15 to 25 km/h.

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Visible ISS Passes (Suiderstrand)
DateBrightnessStartHighest pointEnd
Visible Iridium Passes (Suiderstrand)
2018-05-22 18:24:32Iridium 95131°345° (NNW)
2018-05-23 18:19:43Iridium 31031°343° (NNW)
2018-05-26 06:21:27Iridium 91-149°198° (SSW)
2018-05-26 19:42:14Iridium 61-428°20° (NNE)
2018-05-27 06:15:26Iridium 59-349°196° (SSW)

Astronomical Calendar
May 6, 7 - Eta Aquarids
The Eta Aquarids is an above average shower, capable of producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. Most of the activity is seen in the Southern Hemisphere. In the Northern Hemisphere, the rate can reach about 30 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet Halley, which has known and observed since ancient times. The shower runs annually from April 19 to May 28. It peaks this year on the night of May 6 and the morning of the May 7. The waning gibbous moon will block most of the fainter meteors this year, but you should be able to catch quite A few good ones if you are patient. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Aquarius, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
May 9 - Jupiter at Opposition
The giant planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long. This is the best time to view and photograph Jupiter and its moons. A medium-sized telescope should be able to show you some of the details in Jupiter's cloud bands. A good pair of binoculars should allow you to see Jupiter's four largest moons, appearing as bright dots on either side of the planet.
May 15 - 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 11:48 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.
May 29 - 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 14:19 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Flower Moon because this was the time of year when spring flowers appeared in abundance. This moon has also been known as the Full Corn Planting Moon and the Milk Moon.

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