Astronomy Anarchy

mainsheetsister

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Perseids Meteor Shower peaks on August 11-12.

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 11 and the morning of August 12.

The first quarter moon will set shortly after midnight 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.

Seems that the Perseids are already putting on a good show this year, with several fireballs already observed. A fireball is any meteor brighter than Venus, which is the third brightest object that we can see in the sky.

 

mainsheetsister

Super Anarchist
Full Moon on August 21

The Moon will be directly opposite the Earth from the Sun and will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth.

This phase occurs at 01:45 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.

 

mainsheetsister

Super Anarchist
September 8 - Conjunction of the Moon and Venus and Saturn!

The Moon will pass within about a half of a degree from the the planet Venus. The two planets will pass within 3 degrees of each other.

The thin crescent moon will be at magnitude -10.4, Venus will be at magnitude -4.5, and Saturn will be at magnitude -1.1.

Look low in the western sky in the early evening. The trio will be visible for about 2 hours after sunset.

 

Grande Mastere Dreade

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September 8 - Conjunction of the Moon and Venus and Saturn!

The Moon will pass within about a half of a degree from the the planet Venus. The two planets will pass within 3 degrees of each other.

The thin crescent moon will be at magnitude -10.4, Venus will be at magnitude -4.5, and Saturn will be at magnitude -1.1.

Look low in the western sky in the early evening. The trio will be visible for about 2 hours after sunset.
thank you, may moonbeams light your way...

 

Headntac

Super Anarchist
Kinda explains alot....surely.... :wacko:

i mean I have had every crazy woman from the area in the door.......not normal programming.

 
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mainsheetsister

Super Anarchist
Full Moon on September 19.

The Moon will be directly opposite the Earth from the Sun and will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth.

This phase occurs at 11:13 UTC.

This full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Corn Moon because the corn is harvested around this time of year. This moon is also known as the Harvest Moon. The Harvest Moon is the full moon that occurs closest to the September equinox each year.

 

mainsheetsister

Super Anarchist
September Equinox on September 22.

The September equinox occurs at 20:44 UTC.

The Sun will shine directly on the equator and there will be nearly equal amounts of day and night throughout the world.

This is also the first day of fall (autumnal equinox) in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of spring (vernal equinox) in the Southern Hemisphere.

 
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