Moon Phase : Waxing Gibbous at 72%
Age of moon : 10 days

Wednesday, 16th January 2019

2019-01-16 14:24:00Suiderstrand
Detailed information about the local weather.
 🍃Beaufort Scale
Force 3 Gentle Breeze
N (355°)16km/h
Rain for today0.3 mm
Rain for January5.2 mm
Rain for 20195.2 mm
Tide104:49 (0.8m)
Tide211:11 (1.5m)
Tide317:52 (0.6m)
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10-day weather forecast.
WednesdayShowers early then continued cloudy and windy in the afternoon. High 22C. Winds ESE at 40 to 55 km/h. Chance of rain 40%. Winds could occasionally gust over 80 km/h.
Wednesday NightCloudy skies. Windy this evening. Low 19C. Winds E at 30 to 50 km/h. Winds could occasionally gust over 65 km/h.
ThursdaySome clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 26C. E winds shifting to SSW at 15 to 30 km/h.
Thursday NightPartly cloudy in the evening. Increasing clouds with periods of showers after midnight. Low 17C. Winds WSW at 15 to 30 km/h. Chance of rain 40%.
FridayWindy with showers developing later in the day. High 22C. Winds WSW at 40 to 55 km/h. Chance of rain 50%.
Friday NightPartly cloudy skies. Gusty winds early. Low around 15C. Winds SW at 30 to 50 km/h.
SaturdayPartly cloudy. High around 20C. Winds SSW at 15 to 30 km/h.
Saturday NightMostly clear skies. Low around 15C. Winds ESE at 15 to 30 km/h.

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Visible Iridium Passes (Suiderstrand)
2019-01-17 21:23:34Iridium 61-349°101° (E)
2019-01-20 21:10:34Iridium 61-553°97° (E)

Astronomical Calendar
January 3, 4 - Quadrantids Meteor Shower
The Quadrantids is an above average shower, with up to 40 meteors per hour at its peak. It is thought to be produced by dust grains left behind by an extinct comet known as 2003 EH1, which was discovered in 2003. The shower runs annually from January 1-5. It peaks this year on the night of the 3rd and morning of the 4th. The moon will be a thin crescent and should not interfere with what could be a good show this year. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Bootes, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
January 6 - 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 01:28 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. January 6 - Venus at Greatest Western Elongation. The planet Venus reaches greatest eastern elongation of 47 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 morning sky. Look for the bright planet in the eastern sky before sunrise. January 6 - 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 eastern Asia and the northern Pacific Ocean. It will be best seen from northeastern Russia with 62% coverage. (NASA Map and Eclipse Information)
January 21 - 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 05:16 UTC. This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Wolf Moon because this was the time of year when hungry wolf packs howled outside their camps. This moon has also been know as the Old Moon and the Moon After Yule. This is also the first of three supermoons for 2019. The Moon will be at its closest approach to the Earth and may look slightly larger and brighter than usual.
January 22 - Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter
A conjunction of Venus and Jupiter will be visible on January 22. The two bright planets will be visible within 2.4 degrees of each other in the early morning sky. Look for this impressive sight in the east just before sunrise.
January 21 - 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 North America, South America, the eastern Pacific Ocean, western Atlantic Ocean, extreme western Europe, and extreme western Africa. (NASA Map and Eclipse Information)

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