Catch the moon this week with Mars up in the sky

(WHSV) – A a lot calmer week up within the sky versus an eventful one final week. Here’s what’s up within the sky this week.

Thursday in a single day (August 18th), you possibly can catch Mars and the Pleiades star cluster a lot nearer to the moon. The moon, Mars, and the star cluster will all rise by 12:15 am Thursday in a single day. Mars will likely be situated to the decrease left of the moon with the Pleiades star cluster to the higher left. These three objects within the sky will likely be shut sufficient to share the identical view with a pair of binoculars.

The moon, Mars, and the star cluster Pleiades will be close enough to view altogether with a...
The moon, Mars, and the star cluster Pleiades will likely be shut sufficient to view altogether with a pair of binoculars.(WHSV)


We are persevering with to lose daylight. This week we’ll chop off one other 17 minutes of daylight. By August twenty second, we can have 13 hours, and 23 minutes of daylight and 10 hours and 37 minutes of nighttime. Sunrise will transfer from 6:29 am to six:36 am. Sunsets will transfer from 8:09 pm to 7:59 pm. Sunday evening (August twenty first) would be the final time the solar units after 8 pm till late-April 2023.

Daily Sunrise/Sunset Times this week:

Date Sunrise Sunset Daylight
Aug 15 6:29 am 8:09 pm 13 hrs, 40 minutes
Aug 16 6:30 am 8:08 pm 13 hrs, 38 minutes
Aug 17 6:31 am 8:06 pm 13 hrs, 35 min
Aug 18 6:32 am 8:05 pm 13 hrs, 33 min
Aug 19 6:33 am 8:04 pm 13 hrs, 31 min
Aug 20 6:34 am 8:02 pm 13 hrs, 28 min
Aug 21 6:35 pm 8:01 pm 13 hrs, 26 min

The International Space Station will solely cross by as soon as within the subsequent week.

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears
Saturday Aug 20, 5:43 am 3 min 12° 10° above SSE 10° above ESE
Moon Phases Date and Time
Third Quarter Moon August nineteenth, 12:36 am
New Moon August twenty seventh, 4:17 am
First Quarter Moon September third, 2:07 pm
Full Moon September tenth, 5:59 am

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