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

Friday, 20th July 2018

2018-07-20 22:15:00Suiderstrand
Detailed information about the local weather.
 🍃Beaufort Scale
Force 2 Light Breeze
NNE (33°)9km/h
Rain for today0.0 mm
Rain for July13.5 mm
Rain for 2018104.6 mm
Tide103:34 (0.6m)
Tide209:32 (1.3m)
Tide315:42 (0.7m)
Tide422:04 (1.4m)
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10-day weather forecast.
FridayPartly cloudy skies. High 19C. Winds WSW at 15 to 30 km/h.
Friday NightPartly cloudy skies early will become overcast later during the night. Low 9C. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 km/h.
SaturdayCloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. High 18C. Winds ENE at 15 to 30 km/h.
Saturday NightPartly cloudy skies. Low 13C. Winds NE at 15 to 30 km/h.
SundayMainly sunny. High 27C. Winds N at 15 to 30 km/h.
Sunday NightA mostly clear sky. Low 12C. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 km/h.
MondayA few clouds from time to time. High 23C. Winds WNW at 15 to 30 km/h.
Monday NightPartly cloudy. Low 12C. Winds W at 15 to 30 km/h.

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Visible ISS Passes (Suiderstrand)
DateBrightnessStartHighest pointEnd
Visible Iridium Passes (Suiderstrand)
2018-07-24 06:52:04Iridium 62016°109° (ESE)
2018-07-24 06:59:18Iridium 80-561°197° (SSW)
2018-07-24 07:01:21Iridium 64020°107° (ESE)
2018-07-24 07:19:16Iridium 14-514°46° (NE)
2018-07-25 06:41:13Iridium 14-414°111° (ESE)
2018-07-25 06:41:26Iridium 66-314°111° (ESE)

Astronomical Calendar
July 12 - Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation
The planet Mercury reaches greatest eastern elongation of 26.4 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 evening sky. Look for the planet low in the western sky just after sunset.
July 13 - 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 02:48 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. July 13 - 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. This partial eclipse will only be visible in extreme southern Australia and Antarctica. (NASA Map and Eclipse Information)
July 27 - 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 20:22 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Buck Moon because the male buck deer would begin to grow their new antlers at this time of year. This moon has also been known as the Full Thunder Moon and the Full Hay Moon. July 27 - Total Lunar Eclipse. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes completely through the Earth's dark shadow, or umbra. During this type of eclipse, the Moon will gradually get darker and then take on a rusty or blood red color. The eclipse will be visible throughout most of Europe, Africa, western and central Asia, the Indian Ocean, and Western Australia. (NASA Map and Eclipse Information) July 27 - Mars at Opposition. The red 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 Mars. A medium-sized telescope will allow you to see some of the dark details on the planet's orange surface.
July 28, 29 - Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
The Delta Aquarids is an average shower that can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by comets Marsden and Kracht. The shower runs annually from July 12 to August 23. It peaks this year on the night of July 28 and morning of July 29. The nearly full moon will be a problem this year, blocking out all but the brightest meteors. But if you are patient, you should still be able to catch a few good ones. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Aquarius, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

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